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  • Please call your senator about UN CRPD

    11/10/2014 6:33:40 AM PST · by CThomasFan · 6 replies
    Why Does HSLDA Oppose the Treaty? Promoting equal rights and protections for disabled persons around the world sounds like a great idea. But let’s take a closer look at what the treaty actually says and how it would impact the United States. Here are some of our most serious concerns. The CRPD could threaten homeschooling rights and parental rights. It would surrender parents and caregivers’ decision-making ability on behalf of their disabled children to unelected and unaccountable UN bureaucrats. The CRPD would override existing state laws, seriously damaging states’ rights. The CRPD would surrender our nation’s sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats.
  • They Are Coming for Your Children [ Connecticut ]

    10/07/2014 9:37:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | October 7, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Home-schoolers represent the only authentically radical social movement in the United States (Occupy Wall Street was a fashion statement) and so they must be suppressed, as a malevolent committee of leftist academics and union bosses under the direction of Governor Dannel Malloy is preparing to do in Connecticut, using the Sandy Hook massacre as a pretext. The ghouls invariably rush to the podium after every school massacre, issuing their insipid press releases before the bodies have even cooled, and normally they’re after your guns. But the Malloy gang is after your children. Malloy’s committee on the Newtown shootings is recommending...
  • Connecticut governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Panel targets homeschoolers

    09/25/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | September 25, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    HARTFORD – A 16-member commission of educators, local and state officials and behavioral experts assembled by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre is calling for more oversight of homeschooling. Sandy Hook School SignMalloy “charged the panel with making recommendations to reduce the risk of future tragedies,” according to the New Haven Register. Its chief recommendation is “tighter scrutiny of home-schoolers … to prevent an incident such as the December 2012 slaughter of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,” the Connecticut Post reports. “Given the individuals involved in the tragedy that...
  • How Christian fundamentalist homeschooling damages children (Salon)

    09/10/2014 10:27:41 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/10/14 | Kristin Rawls
    My interest in homeschooling was first sparked nearly 20 years ago, when I was a socially awkward adolescent with a chaotic family life. I became close to a conservative Christian homeschooling family that seemed perfect in every way. Through my connection to this family, I was introduced to a whole world of conservative Christian homeschoolers, some of whom we would now consider “Quiverfull” families: homeschooling conservatives who eschew any form of family planning and choose instead to “trust God” with matters related to procreation. Though I fell out of touch with my homeschooled friends as we grew older, a few...
  • Kansas City Public School Sent ‘Threatening’ Letter To Homeschool Family

    09/03/2014 9:40:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 3, 2014 | Maria Santos
    When a Kansas City family pulled their son out of a public elementary school to homeschool him, the local school referred them to the district attorney’s office for truancy. A homeschool advocacy organization intervened, and the school was forced to back down and apologize. In Kansas, as in several other states, families must register their homes as “private schools” to homeschool their children. The family followed the law exactly, naming and registering their school and notifying their son’s elementary school in February that he would be withdrawing. But a few months later, in May, the school sent the family a...
  • German Homeschoolers Win Custody of Their Kids, But Court Still Calls it Abuse of Parental Authority

    08/30/2014 6:56:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/30/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    An appeals court in Germany has ruled that a family court's decision to keep legal custody of four children away from their parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, was wrong, and ordered that complete custody be returned to the family. However, the court maintained that homeschooling endangers children and they should go to school. "We have won custody and we are glad about that," Dirk said in a statement released by Virginia-based Home School Legal Defense Association, which has been assisting the Wunderlich family since their children were taken on Aug. 29, 2013. The court said taking the children away was...
  • Any other Freeper's kids attending school online?

    08/24/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 67 replies
    At the end of her seventh grade year a few months ago, my daughter was of the opinion that she had not received the education that she should have, so she determined to find courses online that she could take over the summer. What she found (completely on her own) turned out to be a full time public school- online! She starts tomorrow at Connections Academy Texas. With her mother and I both working, she'll be attending school at her Grandmother's house for the time being. I'm very excited about this- my child is *very* intelligent, and with self-paced courses...
  • Conservatism and Education

    08/23/2014 11:56:29 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Paul M. Weyrich
    As conservatives, we seek to build on past successes wherever we can rather than start anew. Fortunately, when we look at the question of education, the next conservatism quickly finds a lot to build on. The existing conservative movement has done some things right in this area. The most important achievement is the home schooling movement. Today, over a million American children are getting real educations at home instead of being propagandized in the public schools. Unfortunately, a new problem has cropped up which the next conservatism needs to take on now, before it gets bigger. Political Correctness, which is...
  • Dictionary goes ideological, slams those who “homeschool”

    08/11/2014 5:07:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 8/11/2014 | JOSHUA MERCER
    UPDATE: Dictionary.com has removed the offensive “recommended sentences” which slammed homeschooling. Thanks to all who wrote in.For those asking, here was a screenshot of the offensive words. Because of course a dictionary has to become ideological…If you look up “homeschool” over at Dictionary.com, you get the following “example sentences” which use the word in question. If you wish to teach your children such nonsense, then homeschool where lame propaganda can remain unchallenged. If she can’t find anyone willing to validate her helicopter parenting, she’ll homeschool. If you want to keep your kids from reality and turn them into mindless automaton copies of yourself,homeschool them. My...
  • EMS Worker Tells Mom “We’re Agents of the State” During Home Inspection

    05/01/2014 1:55:08 PM PDT · by metmom · 37 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | May 1, 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    After a concerned mother called 911 fearing her son was choking, an EMS worker proceeded to conduct an inspection of her house on the premise that she homeschooled, telling the woman “we’re agents of the state”. “The moment your child is complaining that his stomach hurts, then points to his chest instead, and his face is turning red and he’s coughing, so you call 911. Except, when EMS gets there they laugh at you and tell you if it’s asthma he won’t be complaining about “abdominal pain” (except he’s NOT because he’s POINTING TO HIS CHEST!!!) Then the other asks,...
  • Home Schooling

    04/27/2014 2:34:24 AM PDT · by newb2012 · 46 replies
    Planning to homeschool some children in the family who are into middle and high school grades. I don’t have anybody around who are doing this. I’d appreciate any information about the initiation of the process, thoughts and experiences shared.
  • Building The Machine [Free Online Film Exposing "Common Core"]

    04/02/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion. What is the common core? The Common Core is the largest systemic reform of American public education in recent history. What started as a collaboration between the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize America’s education standards...
  • The 20 Best Conservative Colleges in America

    03/25/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Best Schools ^ | 03/24/2014
    Conservative colleges provide an important counterbalance to the progressivism and liberalism that pervade so much of American higher education. For students raised with traditional moral values, who favor limited government, who adhere to free-market economic principles, entering the world of higher education is too often an alienating experience. For conservative students, it can be a challenge to find a college or university that embraces—or even tolerates—conservative values in its curriculum and student life. This ranking of the best conservative colleges in America helps conservative students and parents to find a school in keeping with their conservative values and commitments.Ranking Guidelines...
  • Read Parent's Facebook Response to 'Ridiculous' Common Core Math Homework

    03/26/2014 10:39:08 AM PDT · by grundle · 68 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Elise Solé
    A Facebook update from a father frustrated with the Common Core math program at his son's school is making the Internet rounds after the father Jeff Severt expressed (via what looks like a kid's homework assignment) how convoluted the teaching approach is. The worksheet posted to Facebook shows the elaborate Common Core (CC) formula for solving a math problem (as opposed to the simple strategy of subtracting the smaller number from the larger one). It instructs the student to explain why a fictional kid named "Jack" should be using common core strategies to solve the problem: “Jack used the number...
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • A Nation Adrift [video]

    03/16/2014 7:50:02 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 15 replies
    New Liberty Video ^ | 2003? | New Liberty Video
    http://www.itbn.org/index/detail/lib/Networks/sublib/TBN/ec/FwNGwxMzrqg5ccjsD78EVfXSbAzBCdxi See review here: http://christiananswers.net/catalog/nation-vs.html
  • Prayer request

    03/07/2014 6:08:29 PM PST · by svcw · 45 replies
    3/7/2014 | self
    Asking for prayer my daughter. She and her husband have planned to move to California for not only financial reasons - jobs but for the kids Her X has filed "suspected abduction" injunction against her. She has 100% of the over nights! X has limited visitation. She is homeschooling because they were failing in public school. The injunction states she can not take the kids out of state and they must return to public school (the kids have thrived in homeschool)
  • They Just Announced Major Changes to the SAT…and There’s a Tie to Common Core

    03/05/2014 12:48:19 PM PST · by edcoil · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-4-2014 | Dave Urbanski
    The SAT college entrance exam will no longer require a written essay or penalize students for wrong answers, part of a major overhaul announced Wednesday.
  • Supreme Court denies appeal from German family seeking asylum to home-school kids

    03/03/2014 8:23:57 AM PST · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/3/14 | ap
    The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a German family seeking asylum in the United States because their home country does not allow home-schooling. The justices rejected an appeal from Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
  • HSLDA Alert for Iowa

    02/21/2014 1:36:39 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    On February 18, a bill was filed in the Iowa Legislature that would repeal all of last year’s improvements to Iowa’s homeschool law. The new homeschool options would disappear. If you agree that the new homeschool options deserve to stay, please act today! Help us send a strong message to the lawmakers who have signed as co-sponsors of the bill, House File 2308, that Iowa will not turn the clock back on freedom. Action Requested Please send an email to each of the lawmakers below asking them to withdraw their support for HF 2308. If one of them is your...
  • Public Schools Are Preparing America’s Children For Life In A Police State

    02/20/2014 3:14:34 AM PST · by Renfield · 34 replies
    Activist Post Blog ^ | 2-18-2014 | Michael Snyder
    Our children are the future of America, and our public schools are systematically training them to become accustomed to living in a “Big Brother” police state. All across the United States today, public schools have essentially become “prison grids” that are run by control freaks that are absolutely obsessed with micromanaging the lives of their students down to the smallest detail. As you will read about below, students all over the country are now being monitored by RFID microchips, their lunches are being inspected on a daily basis by school administrators, and the social media accounts of students are being...
  • Sex and Lies in Current TN School Textbooks

    02/19/2014 5:09:07 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 34 replies
    victoriajackson.com ^ | February 19, 2014 | Victoria Jackson
    The current textbooks being used in public schools today, that your children are reading, memorizing and being tested on, are inaccurate, revisionist, anti-American, racist, climate change propaganda based on fake science, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, pro-Islam, Marxist, globalist, pro-Socialism/Communism, pro-homosexuality, pro-abortion, and sexually explicit. Below is a list of examples and… who wrote the Pearson Publishing textbooks, that TN schools are now using. (Related story, as of Dec. 2013, Pearson Foundation fined millions for violating laws. Story here.) During August of 2013, scores of TN volunteers reviewed the 72 books on the State textbook list – 39% were declared acceptable for TN...
  • These Children are Mine and the State Can’t Have Them

    02/15/2014 7:55:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | February 15, 2014 | Rob Morse
    Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville said that children belong to all of us. No, they donÂ’t. IÂ’ve seen what happens to children when they are owned by the state. State ownership of children leads to neglect. It cripples children, so donÂ’t do it. That is so glaringly obvious that I wonder why Harris-Perry and Reville say otherwise.IÂ’ve cleaned up the mess of state owned children. My son came from an Eastern European orphanage. Many children died there. He was examined by a foreign doctor before he was given an immigration visa. His medical...
  • John Dewey's propaganda by deed: The School as a Social Center

    02/15/2014 7:02:24 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    The "propaganda of the deed" or propagandas by deed have traditionally been an anarchist tool - and for violent purposes....... or have they? That's what we have been told for a long time, but why can't other activities by various statist oriented groups also be deeds intended to make a point - even non violently? I think they are and I think they have. In the 1920's, the New York State Legislature put together a joint committee to investigate seditious activities, and the result of all this was a work titled "Revolutionary Radicalism". I actually think this does a disservice,...
  • Future of online teaching and open course ware type classes - your preditcions

    02/04/2014 1:38:28 PM PST · by freedom462 · 60 replies
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    I know that dissatisfaction, or rather, deep, deep hatred, for public schools and universities is fairly commonplace around here and the need for massive overhaul in the educational system from kindergarden to the graduate level is one of the top priorities for many Freepers. And so there has been talk about the rise of online educational systems, to use as key examples Open Course Ware, EdX and the Kahn Academy. There has been talk of the extent to which they will replace teachers on other forums and so I figured it was worthy of a separate thread. This is also...
  • 'Children Belong to All of Us,' Common Core Promoter Says; Opponents Are 'Tiny Minority'

    02/03/2014 7:49:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2/3/14 | Napp Nazworth
    "The children belong to all of us," Paul Reville, an education professor at Harvard and former Massachusetts secretary of Education, said Friday in explaining why states should adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative. "What we're doing at the national level ... is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually. Why should some towns in cities or states have no standards or low standards and others have extremely high standards when the children belong to all of us and would move. And the same logic applies to the nation," he said, making the case for national standards....
  • The School as a Social Centre, by John Dewey

    02/01/2014 5:29:25 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 19 replies
    October 1902 | John Dewey
    THE SCHOOL AS SOCIAL CENTEROCTOBER, 1902 An address delivered before the National Council of Education, Minneapolis, Minn., July, 1902. According to the character of my invitation to speak to you, I shall confine myself to the philosophy of the school as a social center. I accept the invitation with pleasure, but at the same time I do not feel that the philosophical aspect of the matter is the urgent or important one. The pressing thing, the significant thing, is really to make the school a social center; that is a matter of practice, not of theory. Just what to do...
  • Senate Bill 248: Require Children's Services Review for Homeschooling (OHIO)

    12/18/2013 7:30:51 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    HSLDA ^ | Last Updated: December 17, 2013
    Senate Bill (SB) 248 was introduced on December 3, 2013, and would require children’s services to review all homeschool notices to determine whether homeschooling is “in the best interest of the child.” Under this proposed legislation, children’s services would be required to meet with parents who choose to homeschool and conduct separate in-person interviews with each of their children. Children’s services would then make a recommendation for or against the excuse from compulsory school attendance.
  • Booming NC home schools face little scrutiny

    11/23/2013 8:37:30 PM PST · by Sam's Army · 33 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 | Ann Doss Helms
    Over the years, pediatricians and others in North Carolina have worried about children supposedly being educated at home who end up missing, dead or abused. The latest case: An 11-year-old Union County boy found handcuffed to his front porch with a dead chicken tied to his neck. Wanda Sue Larson, who had custody of the boy and four adopted children living in the home, had filed last year to home-school the children. Larson has been charged with child abuse, and investigators say they found signs the boy was frequently handcuffed inside. Home schooling is booming in North Carolina. The number...
  • Officials hide evidence: After 4 years of Common Core – test scores plummet

    11/23/2013 4:45:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    EAG News ^ | 11/23/2013
    A Common Core school district – Gulfport, Mississippi – is covering up failing test scores. At a recent meeting by Superintendent Glen East, parents were told that the test scores of the district had improved dramatically under the implementation of the Common Core curriculum.  The Superintendent made his claims regarding dramatic academic improvement of all students by using ONLY the scores of the  top 150 students.In his comments to parents, Mr. East stated, “This district already had national average ACT scores. We’ve now gone with our top students, our top 150 students, we’ve gone from a 23 average to almost...
  • 11 y/o Boy Handcuffed to Porch with Dead Chicken Tied Around Neck

    11/19/2013 5:59:44 AM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 35 replies
    FOX 8 Winston-Salem NC ^ | 12:40pm, November 18, 2013 | Compiled by Web Staff
    <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities say it appears the 11-year-old boy found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck was routinely handcuffed in the home.</p> <p>Union County Sheriff’s Capt. Cody Luke also told The Charlotte Observer on Sunday that human waste was found on the home’s floor.</p>
  • Duncan Blames Common Core Fight On 'White Soccer Moms'

    11/18/2013 4:14:08 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 18, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Common Core: Rather than defend a program accused of indoctrinating students via national standards and whose implementation is as bad as ObamaCare, Education Secretary Arne Duncan plays the race card. Perhaps nothing personifies the arrogant nanny state paternalism of the Obama administration more than this statement by Duncan on Friday: "It's fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn't quite as good as they thought they were, and that's pretty scary."...
  • VANITY! Help Vets by helping our Robotics Team

    11/13/2013 9:40:02 AM PST · by samiam1972 · 38 replies
    KCTV 5 ^ | 11-13-2013 | Samiam1972
    Our family is heavily involved in FIRST Robotics. I have a favor to ask. Up Next- Team 3528 made a video and entered it in the Rockwell Automation "Engineering Our Future" video contest describing what we would engineer to help change the world. They’re giving away $10,000 in team grants to use on future projects. It's all based on the number of votes, so we need to get as many people to vote between now and November 29. They allow you to vote once every 24 hours, so I’d appreciate if you could vote as many days as possible. In...
  • German Homeschoolers Forced to Send Kids to Public School, Now Blocked From Leaving the Country

    11/09/2013 11:46:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/08/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Homeschoolers whose children were recently seized by the German government are now not allowed to emigrate to a country that allows homeschooling. In August, the children of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich were seized at gunpoint by German officials because the Wunderlich's refused to send their children to the public school. In mid-September, the Wunderlichs were reunited with their children, but only after they promised to send their kids to public school. The Wunderlichs then requested that they be allowed to leave the country so that they could go to a country that will allow them to homeschool. A judge told...
  • Military bases open their doors to home-schoolers

    10/26/2013 3:04:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10/26/2013 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    A growing number of military parents want to end the age-old tradition of switching schools for their kids. They've embraced homeschooling, and are finding support on bases, which are providing resources for families and opening their doors for home schooling cooperatives and other events. "If there's a military installation, there's very likely home-schoolers there if you look," said Nicole McGhee, 31, of Cameron, N.C., a mother of three with a husband stationed at North Carolina's Fort Bragg who runs a Facebook site on military home schooling. At Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, the library sported special presentations for home-schoolers...
  • Will Phila. be the graveyard of public education?

    09/19/2013 12:56:34 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 9/19/2013 | Karen Heller
    Congratulations! Our state has won national attention in the public schools debate. Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch told an overflow crowd at the Free Library on Tuesday, "The state of Pennsylvania is ground zero for the destruction and privatization of education." Who wants to live at ground zero of a crisis? Apparently, we do, and the experts are coming. According to the latest Pew poll that shocks no one, the majority of Philadelphians think that our schools stink, that the city is a good place to live and a lousy one to educate children. Oh, and almost everyone is...
  • High School AP History Book Rewrites 2nd Amendment

    09/16/2013 7:55:35 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 77 replies
    DailyPaul.com ^ | 9/16/2013 | RobHino
    It is our duty to stop stuff like this. Guyer High School (and obviously several others) are complicit in attempting to condition students to interpret the 2nd Amendment in a clearly opposite manner in which it was intended. The 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th are also misinterpreted as several commentators below pointed out. This textbook, currently being used by Guyer High School, is attempting to redefine the Second Amendment to impressionable young minds. Parents, you must speak up and demand action. Investigate your child's history book ASAP, and post more pictures in the comments below. Call your school and demand...
  • 15-Year-Old Education Expert Jaden Smith Urges Kids To Drop Out Of School

    09/17/2013 6:37:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Newsone ^ | Sep 17, 2013 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Jaden Smith (pictured), the son of actors Will and Jada, reportedly attacked the U.S. educational system in a Twitter rant relayed to his nearly 4.6 million followers about how society would be better off “if everybody in the world dropped out of school.” Now concerned parents are in an uproar because the pint-sized actor and his “too cool for school ‘tude” is reportedly influencing his school-aged followers, according to US Magazine. Jaden Smith ‏@officialjaden If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society. Jaden Smith ‏@officialjaden If Newborn Babies Could Speak They...
  • Police storm homeschool class, take children by force [Germany enforces Hitler's homeschooling ban]

    08/30/2013 11:39:05 AM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 30, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Four children, ages 7 to 14, have been forcibly taken from their home by police armed with a battering ram, and their parents have been told they won’t see them again soon, all over the issue of homeschooling, according to a stunning new report from the Home School Legal Defense Association. HSLDA, the world’s premiere advocate for homeschoolers, said the family of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich has battled for several years Germany’s World War II-era requirement that all children submit to the indoctrination programs in the nation’s public schools. The shocking raid was made solely because the parents were providing...
  • Will Homeschooling's Success Be Impacted By Common Core?

    08/14/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Aug 2013, | Dr. Susan Berry
    Parents and educators in New York were shocked last week when student test scores plummeted following the state’s adoption of the Common Core national standards. Even prior to the adoption of the new standards, however, test results were, to many, still unacceptable, suggesting that despite billions of dollars of taxpayer funding, American students have little to show for it.
  • Let's hear it for home schools [86th percentile in science, 84th percentile math]

    08/03/2013 10:45:53 PM PDT · by grundle · 132 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 21, 2013 | Jack Kelly
    The best educated children in America don't go to school. Brian Ray, president of the National Home Education Research Institute, compared home schoolers and public school students on the results of three standardized tests -- the California Achievement Test, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Stanford Achievement Test -- for the 2007-2008 academic year. With public school students at the 50th percentile, home schoolers were at the 89th percentile in reading, the 86th percentile in science, the 84th percentile in language, math and social studies.
  • DOJ: GOVERNMENTS CAN PUNISH HOMESCHOOLERS

    07/31/2013 7:48:51 PM PDT · by RWB Patriot · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 7-02-13 | BOB UNRUH
    The U.S. Department of Justice has revealed in a court filing it agrees with the philosophy of the German government that bureaucrats can punish homeschooling parents. The agency contended parental rights to keep children free from instruction that violates faith essentially are negligible when the government’s goal is an “open society.” The arguments were made in a pleading before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that urges the judges to send a German homeschooling family, the Romeikes, back to Germany where members likely would face persecution. “The goal in Germany is for an ‘open, pluralistic society,’” wrote the government’s...
  • DOJ: Governments can punish homeschoolers

    07/03/2013 2:01:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | junly 2, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Department of Justice has revealed in a court filing it agrees with the philosophy of the German government that bureaucrats can punish homeschooling parents. The agency contended parental rights to keep children free from instruction that violates faith essentially are negligible when the government’s goal is an “open society.” The arguments were made in a pleading before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that urges the judges to send a German homeschooling family, the Romeikes, back to Germany where members likely would face persecution. “The goal in Germany is for an ‘open, pluralistic society,’” wrote the government’s...
  • Will Your Kids Grow Up to Be Weird If You Homeschool Them?

    07/11/2013 8:27:58 AM PDT · by Sopater · 64 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | July 8, 2013 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Yes, definitely. But hear me out. Every homeschooling parent knows about the “S” word—socialization. We’ve all had conversations with concerned relatives who wonder if our kids are being properly socialized. Read any article about homeschooling in a mainstream media source and inevitably, the comments section will fill up with concerns about it. Never mind that we also talk about socializing puppies or that it’s something we do at after-work Happy Hours, and that children who are caught socializing too much in school are reprimanded. People who don’t know anything about the homeschooling family down the street have “grave concerns” about...
  • Parental Rights Amendment: Congressmen Are Selling You and Your Kids Out to Big Government

    07/10/2013 7:40:51 AM PDT · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Publius Hulda & Michael Ferris
    If politicians introduced a bill mandating the slaughter of all human babies under the age of two years; but called it, “The Little Babies Protection Act,” establishment conservatives and unthinking people all over the Country would be clamoring for its passage. We have become a shallow and easily deceived people. If it sounds good on the surface, we are all for it. We assume the proposal will live up to its name. 1 We don’t trouble ourselves to actually read proposals and analyze them before we clamor for passage. The name, “parental rights amendment” (PRA), sounds so good! But it...
  • Report: Homeschooling Growing Seven Times Faster than Public School Enrollment

    06/26/2013 6:33:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06-08-2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools. A recent report in Education News states that, since 1999, the number of children who are homeschooled has increased by 75%. Though homeschooled children represent only 4% of all school-age children nationwide, the number of children whose parents choose to educate them at home rather than a traditional academic setting is growing seven times...
  • US president undermines Catholic schools after Vatican Prefect praised them

    06/17/2013 5:40:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    The US President has made an alarming call for an end to Catholic education inNorthern Ireland in spite of the fact that Archbishop Gerhard Müller told Scots that Catholic education was 'a critical component of the Church.’ President Barack Obama(above), repeated the oft disproved claim that Catholic education increases division in front of an audience of 2000 young people, including many Catholics, at Belfast’s Waterfront hall when he arrived in the country this morning. “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment...
  • Homeschool enrollment explodes

    06/08/2013 8:29:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/08/2013 | Rick Moran
    Absolutely no one I know is satisfied with the education their children are getting in public schools. But most of the people I talk to with young kids have two parents that work full time outside the house and are unable to homeschool their children. But a lot of parents are making the sacrifice as evidenced by the explosion of home schoolers in the US. From Breitbart: As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by...
  • Petition:To allow Maurya Koch to live in San Antonio, Texas and homeschool.

    06/06/2013 5:08:21 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 31 replies
    Change.org ^ | 6 June 2013 | Andrew Koch
    Also as a minor, I am not allowed to know the entirety of the Judge's descion. My name is Andrew Koch and I am 17 years old. I have been homeschooled all my life. I have lived in five states and have traveled the country. I love life and I love the gifts God has given me. Homeschooling is probably one of the greatest gifts in my life. It enabled me to go and learn various skills at a young age and test my abilities. I came from a somewhat Christian environment. In 2011, my father filed for divorce.My world was...
  • An “informational text” from a Henderson County (NC) public school

    05/15/2013 8:28:01 AM PDT · by Sopater · 9 replies
    Stop Common Core NC ^ | May 14, 2013 | Terry Stoops
    A fourth-grade student in Henderson County (corrected since original post) received the following worksheet, which qualifies as an “informational text” under the Common Core State Standards: