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  • A Book that Attacks the Most Sacred of Cows -- Education

    01/24/2018 8:21:46 AM PST · by 1BadgerStater · 24 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 24, 2018 | 1BadgerStater
    In his long-awaited book, George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan argues that “the education system is a waste of time and money.” He is emphatically not against people learning skills and knowledge but argues that our current system of education does a poor job of that, and at inordinate cost. Caplan puts his case starkly: Most critics of our education system…miss what I see as its supreme defect: there’s way too much education. Typical students burn thousands of hours studying material that neither raises their productivity nor enriches their lives. And of course, students can’t waste time without experts to...
  • Home Schooling Is Not a Crime

    01/24/2018 5:41:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2048 | Michelle Malkin
    It's elementary. Education control freaks will use any excuse to crack down on competition. With two million K-12 students now educated at home (including our 9th grade son), the temptation to exploit the most marginal cases of alleged child abuse by home-schoolers has proven irresistible to statist politicians and government apologists. Take the case of David and Louise Turpin's 13 starving children, reportedly found tethered to their beds after one of the siblings escaped and contacted police. The Turpins' "house of horrors" in Riverside County, California, grabbed international headlines last week -- and lured a parade of publicity hounds. Former...
  • Democrats challenge Cruz’s home-school provision

    12/20/2017 3:24:50 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    www.expressnews.com ^ | Dec 19, 2017
    <p>WASHINGTON — In an abrupt move to keep the tax bill on track, the Senate stripped part of a tax break proposed by Texas Republican Ted Cruz that had been touted as a “game-changer” for families who home-school their children.</p>
  • New Hampshire Lawmaker Equates Homeschooling To “Child Abuse” – Nanny State To Be Pushed On Parents

    11/14/2017 3:50:57 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Newz Sentinel/PlanetFreeWill.com ^ | 11-14-2017 | Joseph Jankowski via PlanetFreeWill.com
    In 2012, the State of New Hampshire passed a measure that eased the state’s intervention into the operations of homeschooling families by reducing the number of filings parents would have to submit in order to get state approval for their efforts to educate their children. This move, according to Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), reduced the amount of notices homeschooling parents would have to submit from 3 to just 1 and has produced no negative problems since becoming law. Now, about five years after the 2012 measure was passed, state lawmakers are eyeing up a plan to roll back...
  • New Hampshire Lawmaker Equates Homeschooling To "Child Abuse" - Nanny State To Be Pushed On Parents

    11/14/2017 6:14:03 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 24 replies
    http://planetfreewill.com ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | Joseph Jankowski
    New Hampshire Lawmaker Equates Homeschooling to ‘Child Abuse’ – Nanny State Measures to be Pushed on Parents November 14, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter By: Joseph Jankowski | PlanetFreeWill.com In 2012, the State of New Hampshire passed a measure that eased the state’s intervention into the operations of homeschooling families by reducing the number of filings parents would have to submit in order to get state approval for their efforts to educate their children. This move, according to Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), reduced the amount of notices homeschooling parents would have to submit from 3 to just 1 and...
  • Easy Speed Math they Don't Teach You in School - Part 5 - Squaring

    08/06/2017 1:42:54 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    Easy Speed Math they Don't Teach You in School - Part 5 - Squaring Much fun.
  • Homeschooling Parents Pave the Way to Educational Independence

    07/03/2017 10:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2017 | Teresa Mull
    Independence Day is right around the corner. As we celebrate our nation’s history and the rights and freedoms America’s“fighting men have fought and died to keep,” it’s important not to forget the rights and freedoms we’ve lost over the years through government overreach, and to dedicate ourselves anew to regaining those freedoms.Across the country, children are trapped in failing government schools, despite the fact our Founding Fathers never allocated the job of educating our nation’s children to the federal government in any of the United States’ founding documents. Once compulsory education took hold, government instructed parents how to raise their...
  • Children have a stable home environment and perform betterat school if their biological father....

    03/28/2017 5:50:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 28, 2017 | Stephen Doughty, Social Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    FULL TITLE: Children have a stable home environment and perform better at school if their biological father lives with them (but the same benefits do not apply when a stepfather moves in) Children are healthier and more likely to grow up with a good education and get a good job if their biological father lives with them, research reveals. But when a stepfather moves into a family home there are no benefits for the children, the pioneering study of British families found. The warning over the failure of stepfathers to help the families they bring up was drawn from records...
  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver

    02/24/2017 8:23:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Anne Schieber
    The Smith family in DeWitt has endured more than its share of challenging circumstances. But having access to an online charter school has been a great help. During a single week in 2007, Sandy Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer and her son Andrew was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After Andrew passed away at eight years old, the Smiths enrolled their two surviving children in a cyber school. “We thought this would be a great opportunity, a great fit for us, because we could take it with us wherever we were going, we would have teachers involved, and we’d...
  • Homeschoolers Revolt Against Republican School Choice Bill

    02/19/2017 5:54:30 AM PST · by davikkm · 95 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Homeschooling families throughout the nation are voicing opposition to a Republican-sponsored school choice bill that they say will ultimately result in regulation of homeschooling in the United States. Many parents who homeschool their children, as well as their numerous local and national homeschooling organizations, are protesting the bill, introduced by Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), and calling upon the members of Congress who are its sponsors to “leave homeschooling families alone.” School vouchers created by H.R. 610, the Choices in Education Act of 2017, “would be a slippery slope toward more federal involvement and control in homeschooling,” asserts William Estrada,...
  • OH THE IRONY! ARE LEFTISTS SERIOUSLY THREATENING TO HOMESCHOOL THEIR KIDS IN PROTESTS OF BETSY ..

    02/07/2017 7:52:40 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Maria Jeffrey
    In a tizzy after Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Sec. of Education, liberals on Twitter started considering the merits of homeschooling for the first time. The irony of invoking the freedom to choose where their kids go to school as a way to protest a pro-school choice Sec. of Education seemed lost on them. {..snip..}
  • Sight-Words: the Kudzu smothering K-12

    12/07/2016 1:18:21 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 83 replies
    Education Views ^ | Oct. 20, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [A few words about America’s two biggest parasites--] if you’ve driven on southern interstates, you know kudzu. It’s that leafy vine that can cover the tallest trees. Finally, motorists see nothing but kudzu, which has earned the nickname, “The vine that ate the South.” Kudzu envelops everything and eventually destroys everything. In short, kudzu is exactly like Sight-Words. Kudzu, indigenous to Japan, was touted as an ornamental shade plant at US expositions in 1876 and 1883. During the 20th century, government agencies promoted kudzu as cattle feed. The Department of Agriculture also recommended “kudzu to help control erosion of slopes...
  • Accused SC school shooter was expelled for bringing hatchet to class, (Homeschool Lie Alert)

    09/29/2016 6:27:11 AM PDT · by xzins · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 Sep 16 | Fox/AP
    The teen accused of shooting two students and a teacher at a South Carolina elementary school on Wednesday reportedly was expelled from middle school last year for showing up with a hatchet. A family friend of the suspected shooter told WSPA the 14-year-old was being home-schooled after the hatchet incident. The alleged shooter had no known connection to Townville Elementary, where he was eventually taken into custody. He had been
  • Home schooling ripped by Obama education chief

    09/24/2016 7:23:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    "I worry that in a lot of cases students who are homeschooled are not getting the kind of the breadth of instruction experience they would get in school, they're also not getting the opportunity to build relationships with peers unless their parents are very intentional about it," said Education Secretary John B. King Jr. "And they're often not getting those relationships with teachers and mentors other than their parents. I do worry whether home school students are getting the range of opportunities we hope for for all kids," he said slamming the system.
  • Random Audits for Homeschoolers?

    05/24/2016 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 79 replies
    HSLDA ^ | 5/24/2016 | HSLDA Staff
    Homeschool families in Clinton County, Kentucky, were surprised to see themselves mentioned in their local paper as a topic of discussion during the recent school board meeting. On May 18, the Clinton County News reported that local school officials intend to conduct random audits of area homeschool families this summer because they want to “ensure that all children in our county are getting a rigorous and effective education.” Home School Legal Defense Association opposes any such audits as unconstitutional. We are also troubled by what appears to be the underlying motivation for this proposed meddling by school officials: money. During...
  • Report: schools need broader view of troubled students (Want detailed profiles of private lives)

    01/27/2016 2:43:38 AM PST · by raybbr · 16 replies
    NewsTimes.com ^ | Rob Ryser
    NEWTOWN - A proposal to create detailed profiles of students’ personal lives as part of a plan to better manage mental health issues in the classroom might sound like a transgression of the school district’s authority. But in the post-Sandy Hook world, the danger is not that privacy rights will be sidestepped by school districts looking to create comprehensive diagnostic pictures of students with special needs, Superintendent Joseph Erardi said. “There would only be a danger if we didn’t do that,” he said. “The question needs to be: ‘If the school district doesn’t take this on, how do we forge...
  • Homeschooling Offers Hope

    12/10/2015 7:51:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 48 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 08 December 2015 | John Larabell
    I was homeschooled from the 1st through 12th grades and never once desired to go to the government schools. At the time, I couldn’t imagine being confined to what looked like a prison system — bells telling me where to go, cutting short the time I wanted to spend on certain subjects; standing in line to have food dumped on a tray for me to eat; wearing the same clothes as everyone else; and truant officers hunting me down if I went rogue! None of that appealed to me. I was very happy with the freedom that homeschooling provided. Not...
  • Team Obama wins fight to have Christian home-school family deported

    12/08/2015 1:15:36 PM PST · by yoe · 42 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | March 3, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Uwe and Hannelore Romeike came to the United States in 2008 seeking political asylum. They fled their German homeland in the face of religious persecution for homeschooling their children. They wanted to live in a country where they could raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs. The Romeikes were initially given asylum, but the Obama administration objected – claiming that German laws that outlaw homeschooling do not constitute persecution.
  • Ted Cruz pledges to kill Common Core if elected

    11/16/2015 4:23:06 PM PST · by Isara · 41 replies
    EAG News ^ | November 16, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz signed a pledge to kill Common Core if elected.Cruz was the only one of 14 Republican presidential primary candidates at the Florida Sunshine Summit - a conservative rally put on by the state's Republican Party - to vow, in writing, to oppose any federal efforts to mandate, impose or influence standards assessments or curriculum across the country, Sunshine State News reports."As the Republican Party of Florida begins its Sunshine Summit, Senator Cruz's pledge provides needed leadership on the critical issue of education that so impacts the many residents and students of the State...