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  • 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 ďleave homeschooling families alone.Ē School vouchers created by H.R. 610, the Choices in Education Act of 2017, ďwould be a slippery slope toward more federal involvement and control in homeschooling,Ē asserts William Estrada,...
  • Ted Cruz Boldly Calls This ‚ÄėThe Civil Rights Issue Of The 21st Century‚Äô [video]

    01/25/2016 3:48:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies
    The Politistick ^ | January 25, 2016 | Jon Conradi
    Monday is the beginning of National School Choice Week, featuring over 16,000 organized events across the country, an attempt to take on the anti-choice progressive left in America, the Democrat Party that prefers a government monopoly in the nation's school system in order to continue brainwashing children with their godless and anti-American Marxist ideology. Constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a long proponent of school choice in America, came out with a video both celebrating and supporting school choice on Monday - calling it the "civil rights issue of the 21st century."...
  • Plano Mom Sued Over Playhouse, Loud Kids

    01/15/2016 3:56:21 PM PST · by Huntress · 70 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 1/15/2016 | J.D. Miles
    PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) ‚Äď The sound of children playing has become the subject of a lawsuit between two Plano homeowners. Kelly Counts placed a playhouse outside her backdoor for her four children enjoy. ‚ÄúOne of the big reasons we chose the house was because we would be able to move this playhouse,‚ÄĚ says Counts. But the mother says that laughter coming from her kids in their playhouse has been drowned out by music with raunchy lyrics coming from next door. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs unfathomable to me. I can‚Äôt imagine the sound of kids playing at any age or stage of my life and...
  • Cruz for President Announces ‚ÄúHomeschoolers for Cruz‚ÄĚ Coalition Totaling an Astounding 6,670..

    01/04/2016 5:29:06 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies ^ | 01/04/16
    Cruz for President Announces "Homeschoolers for Cruz" Coalition Totaling an Astounding 6,670 Members Marlin Bontrager, William Estrada, and Vicki Crawford to serve as National Co-ChairsHOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, will roll out his Homeschoolers for Cruz coalition at an event in Winterset, IA later this evening.Cruz for President Homeschool Coalition (Video)The group represents homeschool communities across the country who are dissatisfied with their local school districts, the recent implementation of Common Core, or just wish to be more involved in their children's upbringing.This coalition already totals 6,670 members, and will be co-chaired by Marlin Bontrager, William Estrada, and...
  • Ted Cruz: School Choice is Todayís ĎCivil Rights Issueí

    10/26/2015 8:17:15 PM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Trť Goins-Phillips | Trť Goins-Phillips
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pushed back against accusations that he and Sen. Mike Lee (R- Utah) have pushed for homeschool to be reclassified as private school ďThe Glenn Beck ProgramĒ Monday evening. ďIím not remotely pushing for homeschool to be reclassified in any way, shape or form,Ē the Texas lawmaker said. ďI am a passionate supporter of homeschooling. In fact, many of the people who helped elect me to the Senate and who are among our most passionate supporters in the presidential race are homeschoolers.Ē Cruz went on to say he is a ďpassionateĒ supporter of school choice, an issue...
  • R.I.P. Samuel Blumenfeld: Author, Master Educator, Champion of Freedom

    06/07/2015 11:54:54 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 June 2015 | William F. Jasper
    Millions of people who can read today owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Samuel L. Blumenfeld (shown), Americaís foremost apostle of phonics over the past half century, who died on June 1, one day after his 89th birthday. I was privileged to know him, as a friend and colleague, for more than 30 years.I first became acquainted with Sam Blumenfeldís writings in the early 1970s. I was a college student at the time and had switched my course of study from pre-veterinary medicine to psychology and education. The ďreading controversyĒ that had been launched in 1955 with the...
  • Cruz points to support in Iowa (Has people from ALL previous recent GOP campaigns!)

    04/29/2015 11:22:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | April 29, 2015 | Ed Tibbetts
    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is putting a lot of emphasis on Iowa in his presidential campaign, is continuing to notch endorsements from some well-known activists in the state. Former Secretary of State Matt Schultz told the Quad-City Times on Wednesday he is endorsing Cruz for president. "Iím looking for somebody whoís going to stand up and fight for our country, and he gives me hope we can turn things around," said Schultz, who is now the Madison County Attorney. "He's not going to back down from a fight." In a letter to two dozen members of the Cruz...
  • 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 theyíre after your guns. But the Malloy gang is after your children. Malloyís committee on the Newtown shootings is recommending...
  • Homeschoolers Need Not Apply: Will This Be the Face of Common Core?

    05/07/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An Indiana-based energy distribution group that operates in Ohio has informed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) that the company will not hire homeschool graduates, a situation that may not only reflect discrimination, but also the possibility that, with a nationalized set of standards such as Common Core, homeschoolers could be shown the door when they apply for jobs in the future.
  • Supreme Court Orders DOJ to Respond to German Homeschoolers' Petition

    12/02/2013 10:26:58 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 27 Nov 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Associationís (HSLDA) petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German family who sought legal asylum in the United States to escape persecution because homeschooling is largely prohibited in their home country... the order is a hopeful sign that the High Court will hear the case. ... the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals had denied asylum to the Romeikes following the Obama administrationís appeal of an earlier decision by a U.S. immigration judge who had granted them political asylum. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike...
  • Minnesota School Bus Driver Fired for Leading Students in Prayer

    11/07/2013 3:43:21 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 66 replies ^ | November 6, 2013 | Jessica Martinez
    A Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Christian pastor and school bus driver was terminated last week after he violated two warnings issued by the school district and the subcontractor company that he worked for in which he was asked to refrain from leading students in prayer. George Nathaniel, who pastors the Elite Church of the First Born and Grace Missionary Baptist Church, received separate complaint letters from the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district and Durham School Services, a school bus operating company, in addition to his reassignment for different bus routes. However, Nathaniel dismissed their reprimands and continued his daily prayers during the children's school ride....
  • Europe: Treating Homeschoolers Like Terrorists

    09/12/2013 8:45:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    One of the largest Jewish schools in Belgium is at risk of losing its state recognition and subsidies because it is "too conservative." Meanwhile, the Belgians have opened their own Islamic school, subsidized by the authorities, who evidently do not see Islamic education as "too conservative." A German SWAT team stormed a house in Darmstadt on the morning of August 29. Had the German police discovered a group of dangerous jihadists? No, they were storming the house because the family living in the house were homeschooling their four children. The children, between 7 and 14 years old, were forcibly removed...
  • ďCommon CoreĒ or ďRotten to the CoreĒ ó You Decide (Government propaganda for schoolchildren)

    05/13/2013 9:04:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies ^ | 5/12/13 | Diane Rufino
    Common Core is an educational curriculum being forced upon the states by the Obama administration, which is scheduled to be mostly implemented this year in the 45 states that have adopted it. Common Core eliminates local control over K-12 curriculum in math and English, instead imposing a one-size-fits-all, top-down curriculum that will also apply to private schools and homeschoolers. Common Core was has been promoted in a manner that sounds good and commendable Ė ďStates working together to create national standards for educationÖ standards that are designed to be robust and relevant in the real world.Ē Common Core describes itself...
  • Michele Bachmann's Presidential Campaign Investigated By Ethics Watchdog

    03/25/2013 8:01:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC's Good Morning America ^ | March 25, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Federal investigators are probing allegations that Rep. Michele Bachmann, or members of her staff, inappropriately used money raised during her presidential campaign, her lawyer and former campaign staffers said today. Bachmann has not been formally accused of any wrong doing, but staffers said they had been questioned by federal authorities. The investigators are working on behalf of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Bachmann's attorney confirmed to ABC that Bachmann was being probed by the OCE, but denied any wrongdoing. "There are no allegations that the congresswoman engaged in any wrongdoing," campaign lawyer William McGinley told in a statement....
  • Seven Lies about Homeschoolers

    01/18/2012 8:35:40 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 22 replies
    youtube ^ | Blimey Cow
    This is young comedian jokes around about the lies about homeschooling. He nails it. Messy Mondays: Seven lies about homeschoolers
  • Homeschooling for High School Boys Vanity

    10/29/2011 12:48:22 PM PDT · by STD · 38 replies
    Vanity | 10/30/11 | STD
    Dear Freepers, Do you an older teen with Homeschooling success, I'm in need of an affordable high school program for my 15 yo son. He's troubled and anxious at attending a predominately Black High School due to threats and fights.
  • Wise 2012 Iowa Caucus Candidates Get Homeschooling Families On Their Side

    03/23/2011 2:05:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | March 23, 2011 | Shane Vander Hart
    The Sioux City Journal ran an AP article citing the growing evangelical clout that will shape this upcoming caucus. Iím not sure I would call it growingÖ I think better organized would be a better way to describe what is going on in evangelical circles. I think it has always ben present, but it hasnít always been galvanized. Much to the chagrin of the moderate wing of the Iowa GOP, evangelicals and other social conservatives will drive the debate. Social issues can not be ignored in Iowa, period. It doesnít mean fiscal policy isnít important, but we expect issues like...
  • Ill. Homeschool Bill Dropped after Thousands Protest

    02/16/2011 7:57:09 AM PST · by ZGuy · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/16/11 | Stephanie Samuel
    A proposed Illinois bill to mandate homeschool student registration was dropped after 4,000 home schooling families flooded the state capitol to protest. Homeschoolers and advocates from several state groups including Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE) and Home School Legal Defense showed up at Tuesdayís hearing to urge state lawmakers to leave them alone. The overwhelming response against the bill led lawmakers to reconsider the proposal. ďI would love for Sen. Maloney to understand that this is a hot potato and to leave well-enough alone,Ē said David Smith of the Illinois Family Institute. Illinois is one among a dozen states where...
  • Iím Anti-Educator!! Iím Pro-Teacher!! As Everyone Should Be

    10/25/2010 2:47:13 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies ^ | Oct. 22, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    I write a lot about education, and perhaps the most surprising thing is how often teachers will take offense. They seem to assume that any discussion of educators or even education is about them personally. Hereís the weird part. I have almost no interest in teachers. That might sound rude. But my point is they have no power, they donít make policy, they didnít create all the problems in the public schools, and they canít fix the problems. My focus is on the phony experts at the top, the ones I call the Education Establishment. But it seems no matter...
  • Giant Backward Ring Found Around Saturn

    10/08/2009 9:54:25 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies · 2,394+ views
    CEH ^ | October 7, 2009
    Oct 7, 2009 ó Saturn has a newly-discovered ring to add to its decor Ė the largest of all. Itís so big, it makes Saturn look like a speck in the middle of it. The ring, located at the orbit of the small outer moon Phoebe, is inclined 27 degrees and revolves backwards around Saturn. This was announced today by...