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  • 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...
  • 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 Association’s (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 administration’s 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
    http://www.christianpost.com ^ | 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...
  • “Common Core” or “Rotten to the Core” — You Decide (Government propaganda for schoolchildren)

    05/13/2013 9:04:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    forloveofgodandcountry.com ^ | 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 – “States working together to create national standards for education… standards that are designed to be robust and relevant in the real world.” 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 News.com 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 ABCNews.com 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. I’m not sure I would call it growing… 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 hasn’t 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 doesn’t mean fiscal policy isn’t 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 Tuesday’s hearing to urge state lawmakers to leave them alone. The overwhelming response against the bill led lawmakers to reconsider the proposal. “I would love for Sen. Maloney to understand that this is a hot potato and to leave well-enough alone,” said David Smith of the Illinois Family Institute. Illinois is one among a dozen states where...
  • I’m Anti-Educator!! I’m Pro-Teacher!! As Everyone Should Be

    10/25/2010 2:47:13 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies
    rantrave.com ^ | 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. Here’s the weird part. I have almost no interest in teachers. That might sound rude. But my point is they have no power, they don’t make policy, they didn’t create all the problems in the public schools, and they can’t 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 — Saturn has a newly-discovered ring to add to its decor – the largest of all. It’s 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...
  • Nature Paper Reaches "Edge of Evolution" and Finds Darwinian Processes Lacking (Behe right again!)

    10/07/2009 5:05:03 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 25 replies · 1,946+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | October 6, 2009 | Michael Behe, Ph.D.
    Nature has recently published an interesting paper which places severe limits on Darwinian evolution...
  • Fla. to stop giving diplomas for GED graduates ( Punishing the smart, hard working kids )

    08/09/2009 12:58:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies · 2,728+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 9, 2009
    Florida is changing its policy on youths who opt for a GED to finish high school in less than four years. Until now, those looking for a shortcut could earn the same diploma as others. But Education Commissioner Eric Smith says that's not fair... So Smith has notified school districts that all who take the General Educational Development test must now receive a high school equivalency diploma, just like dropouts who later go through the GED process.
  • Peter Hitchens: You can't hear the jackboots, but this is still oppression

    06/13/2009 5:23:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1,873+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 13, 2009 | Peter Hitchens
    We used to think that Communism would arrive in this country on the bayonets of Soviet soldiers, if it came at all. We never realised that it would instead materialise amid our freedom and prosperity, step by tiny step, in the form of bureaucratic interference and political correctness. As one of the few British people who has actually lived in a Communist country (Moscow in the early Nineties, since you ask), I know better than most what such societies feel like, and how they work. And in the past two weeks I have seen several developments in Britain which seem...
  • News to Note: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint (SEE FIRST STORY!)

    04/18/2009 11:57:10 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 1,082+ views
    AiG ^ | April 18, 2009
    Read these stories and much more by clicking the excerpt link below: 1. Wall Street Journal: “Hong Kong Christens an Ark of Biblical Proportions” 2. ScienceNOW: “Our Ancestors Were No Swingers” 3. National Geographic News: “First Tool Users Were Sea Scorpions?” 4. LiveScience: “Three Subgroups of Neanderthals Identified” 5. BBC News: “Stem Cells ‘Can Treat Diabetes’” (adult stem cells, that is...) 6. New Scientist: “Praying to God Is Like Talking to a Friend” And much much more at...
  • Free to Freepers--Learn HTML

    04/06/2009 11:10:58 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 15 replies · 1,039+ views
    WEBdidactic ^ | 4/6/09 | Reginald Firehammer
    HTML for Everyone is a complete HTML course and reference designed for both as a "teach-yourself" course, or to be used in conjunction with school, or home-school courses. It is also an exhaustive reference for all HTML programmers. For a very limited time, I would like to offer any Free Republic member interested in HTML, an opportunity to download HTML for Everyone, absolutely free. There is not obligation of any kind. Of course any comments, suggestions, or criticisms would be appreciated, by not required. If you decide you would like to try HTML for Everyone, for yourself, and or a...
  • HOME SCHOOL MOMS QUESTIONNAIRE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. NON-PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    03/21/2009 6:36:38 PM PDT · by Home School Voices · 5 replies · 764+ views
    Home School Voices ^ | March 21, 2009 | Home School Voices
    HOME SCHOOL MOMS QUESTIONAIRE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. DECLARATION OF NON-PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FORM FOR HOMESCHOOLERS-OUR RIGHTS 101 FY (SCHOOL YEAR - INDEFINITE) Can the school board guarantee my child’s safe return home from school each day. This includes the time that they are entrusted to your care during school hours. This includes but is not limited to safety in the rest rooms, in the hallways, on the stairways, in and under the bleachers, in the lunch room, in the class rooms, on the playgrounds, or on any school property. COMPLIANCECan the school board guarantee that a member of it’s...
  • Dobson: Homeschool Ruling Strikes at Heart, Soul of Families

    03/07/2008 5:49:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,300+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | March 7 2008 | Nathan Black
    Conservative Christian leaders are outraged at the California appeals court decision last week rejecting a parent's right to educate their children at home. “What has occurred is another egregious decision handed down by a California appeals court that strikes at the very heart and soul of families and their children," said Focus on the Family founder and chairman Dr. James Dobson, in a broadcast Friday. "How dare these judges have the audacity to label tens of thousands of parents criminals – the equivalent to drug dealers or pickpockets – because they want to raise and educate their children according to...
  • Thompson greets packed room at Hotel Ottumwa

    12/29/2007 4:04:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 196+ views
    The Ottumwa Courier ^ | December 28, 2007 | Matt Milner
    OTTUMWA — Fred Thompson’s campaign slogged through yet another winter storm to get to Ottumwa supporters on Friday. His reward was a packed room at Hotel Ottumwa. The audience was younger than that for most campaign events. It helped that school is out for the winter break. And it helped that Thompson’s visit was in the middle of the day. That was part of what convinced Phil and Constance Cavanaugh to bring their three children. Not that the Cavanaughs follow the school schedule. They home school the kids. “It’s the timing of the event, and he’s my second choice,” Phil...
  • Home-School Ties Aided Huckabee's Iowa Rise

    12/17/2007 8:12:00 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 43+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 17 December 2007 | By Peter Slevin and Perry Bacon Jr.
    Huckabee's name is no longer a mystery to Iowa's Republican voters, in large part because of an extensive network of home-schoolers like Roe who have helped lift his underfunded campaign from obscurity to the front of a crowded field. Opinion polls show that his haphazard approach is trumping the studied strategy of Mitt Romney, who invested millions only to be shunned by many religious conservatives such as Roe, who see the former Baptist preacher from Hope, Ark., as their champion. While early attention focused on Romney and other better-known and better-funded opponents, home-schoolers rallied to Huckabee's cause, attracted by his...
  • The Best Kind of Socialization

    08/21/2007 8:28:47 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 10 replies · 652+ views
    Home School Legal Defense Association ^ | July/August 2007 | J. Michael Smith
    “Every child should experience a bloody nose in the school yard. This is simply part of growing up and part of the socialization process.” This statement was made in a legal brief many years ago by an attorney representing the State of North Dakota. He was arguing that education is more than academics. Ignoring the fact that North Dakota’s homeschooled children were doing very well academically, the state took the position that children need to be “properly socialized”—and that proper socialization can only take place in a traditional school setting. The universal need for a bloody nose experience claim would...
  • Germany silences pro-lifers, homeschoolers, creationists

    06/29/2007 11:48:20 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies · 993+ views
    WND ^ | June 28, 2007 | Chelsea Schilling
    FAITH UNDER FIRE Germany silences pro-lifers, homeschoolers, creationists Crime is 'incitement of the people,' court rules in ordering prison term Posted: June 28, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Chelsea Schilling © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com A 55-year-old Lutheran pastor has been found guilty of "volksverhetzung" or "incitement of the people" by a German court and will spend a year in jail after an Erlangen court claimed he made a statement denying the Holocaust suffered by the Jews at the hands of Nazi-Germany during World War II. Johannes Lerle compared Germany's abortion rate of 150,000 annually to the murder of Jews in Auschwitz...
  • The mother's war (Columnist Vox Day on Mother's Day, Secularization, Jihad and Feminism)

    05/14/2007 3:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 819+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 14, 2007 | Vox Day
    Mother's Day is, to be honest, somewhat of an annoyance. It's manifestly one of those tedious Hallmark holidays wherein everyone is supposed to run out and support the revenue stream of cardboard manufacturers in the name of expressing gratitude to mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else to whom we might be related. I imagine it won't be long until Sept. 18 is declared Anonymous Sperm Donor's Day, which will probably be celebrated by giving matching card sets to one's two mommies and lighting a candle for dear old anonymous sperm donor, whoever he might be. Mothers are not only important,...
  • New Jersey Judge Orders Penal Charges Against Mom for Home-Schooling

    03/09/2007 9:22:22 PM PST · by LiteKeeper · 218 replies · 3,149+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 03/07/2007 | Meg Jalsevac
    TRENTON, March 7, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Honorable Thomas Zampino of the Family Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has ordered penal charges against a home-schooling mother of seven. According to a report by Matt Bowman on the website constitutionallycorrect.com, the mother's supposed infraction is home-schooling her children without supervision from the local school board - a right explicitly upheld in New Jersey law. According to the court's opinion, Tara Hamilton is the defendant in a suit brought against her by her recently estranged husband, Stephen Hamilton. Stephen brought the suit in an attempt to force Tara to enroll their...
  • Puerto Rico Homeschoolers Obtain Great Victory

    11/20/2006 2:05:42 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 464+ views
    HSLDA ^ | November 20, 2006 | Staff
    The 2006 legislative session is over at the House of Representatives in Puerto Rico, and House Bill 2754, proposed to regulate homeschooling, was defeated. Homeschoolers lobbying against it have obtained a great victory and have much to be thankful for. However, it is still alive for the next legislative session due to a last-minute technical move. On Monday, November 6, 2006, H.B. 2754 reached the floor for a vote at 9:30 p.m. Homeschoolers young and old, wearing yellow shirts, had filled the stands of the ancient hall at the Capitol building since the early afternoon hours. The bill was defeated,...
  • Homeschoolers Jailed in Germany

    11/16/2006 9:53:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 788+ views
    CBN News ^ | 11-16-2006 | Dale Hurd
    CBNNews.com - HEIDELBERG, Germany - In today's Germany, almost anything goes. Just don't try to teach your children at home. Because if you do, you'll be sent to jail. German parents who want to homeschool have to decide. This, in a western democracy that is tolerant of just about anything, except teaching your children at home. In a little town near Heidelberg, we met members of four German homeschool families who either had already served jail time or were about to be arrested. They are actually German Baptists from Russia. Because of their German blood, they were allowed to return...
  • [Kansas] Homeschoolers have successful food drive

    11/16/2006 9:01:26 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 1 replies · 242+ views
    DeSoto Explorer ^ | November 16, 2006 | Staff
    Several members of the De Soto Homeschool Group participated in a food drive Nov. 4 for the local food pantry. The group distributed fliers in neighborhoods around town earlier in the week, then went back Nov. 4 to collect the donations. More than 1,200 pounds of food/supplies were collected. "My children thoroughly enjoyed participating in every part of the food drive," Debra Holloman said. "They enjoyed walking through our neighborhood, handing out fliers, meeting people at their doors, and then ultimately picking up donations from our neighbor's porches. "It is so rewarding to see my children enjoying doing something to...
  • Wichita Homeschool Takes Top BEST Robotics Award for Second Time

    11/16/2006 8:53:49 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies · 549+ views
    UA Fort Smith News ^ | November 7, 2006 | Sondra LaMar
    Wichita Homeschool of Wichita, Kan., won out over 29 other teams from five states in the BEST Award category in the Frontier Trails BEST Regional Robotics Competition held Nov. 4 at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, taking the top honors for the second year in a row. Wichita Homeschool also took second place in the robot competition category, behind Ambassadors for Christ Academy of Bentonville. Taking second place in the BEST Award Category was Circle High School of Towanda, Kan., with Lebanon High School of Lebanon, Mo., in third place. In the Robot Competition category, also placing were...
  • (Colorado) College Admission Discrimination Ended for Homeschoolers

    11/11/2006 3:48:59 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 19 replies · 1,222+ views
    HSLDA ^ | November 9, 2006 | Staff
    For years, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education had in place a policy that applied to all homeschool graduates who were seeking admission into any Colorado state college. This policy was reported to the Home School Legal Defense Association by homeschoolers who believed it was discriminatory. The policy required all state colleges in Colorado to automatically give every homeschool applicants a 3.0 grade point average—no exceptions. It didn’t even matter if a homeschooler’s high school transcript had a grade point average higher than a 3.0; the homeschool student’s high school transcript always showed a 3.0. This automatic designation of a...
  • [South Korea] Home schooled, university bound - Students opting to teach themselves see success

    11/10/2006 6:09:44 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 362+ views
    The Hankyoreh ^ | November 7, 2006 | Staff
    "Had I kept studying at school, I could have learned something else. But I am happy that I could study what I liked," said Kim Se-jong, 19. And he did it all from home. Kim just received early admission to Inha University in Incheon. Kim was a high-school junior when he dropped out, despite his parents’ opposition. Kim was doing well at school, but he thought that the school curriculum was no different from that found at private cram institutes. So he decided to quit and arrange his own study plans, listening to Internet lectures and studying at a nearby...
  • Why The government Still Scares Homeschoolers

    11/10/2006 6:04:07 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 68 replies · 1,500+ views
    The American Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2006 | Bill Haymin / Lee Duigon
    A government official has shouldered the blame for a brief scare among the homeschool community. Rod Helder, director of the Division of Non-Public Education, allowed his office to send out a letter to homeschooling parents telling them to report to a police station, with their children, for a "review" of their work. "I have to take the blame for what happened here," Helder said. "We have to hold these reviews at places where we can meet at no charge. Usually it's a library, a church, or a local government office." The choice, this year, of a police substation in a...
  • [GA] Homeschoolers learn history by living it during special event

    11/04/2006 8:57:43 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 5 replies · 269+ views
    The Northeast Georgian ^ | November 3, 2006 | Denise Etheridge
    Sixty homeschoolers traveled back in time for a history lesson recently near Webster Lake on the White/Habersham county line. The children and their parents participated in "Living History - Building a Nation," an event organized by the Northeast Georgia Homeschool Association. The association includes members from White, Habersham, Hall and Stephens counties. Historical re-enactors from the Coalition of Historical Trekkers (COHT) were happy to share their passion for history and demonstrate to homeschoolers the skills American pioneers used to survive. "We want kids and parents to understand that these skills are important," said Veronica Wiese, COHT vice president. Wiese said...
  • [NY] There’s no place like home - for school

    10/31/2006 7:59:06 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 32 replies · 672+ views
    West Side News ^ | October 29, 2006 | Staff
    While many children roll out of bed, get dressed, prepare for school and head out the door to the school bus, some children skip the school bus routine and head to the kitchen table for their reading, writing and arithmetic lessons. For Rick and Amy Stacy the decision to home school their children was made before the children were born. “Before we got married, we discussed child reading issues,” Amy said. “Rick’s sisters were home schooling and he really liked what they were doing and that was the beginning.” Parents opt for home schooling for a variety of reasons, some...
  • Colleges seeking home-schooled students

    10/14/2006 3:43:23 AM PDT · by deaconjim · 27 replies · 766+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | October 14, 2006 | Jennifer Burk
    For years, colleges have targeted specific groups for admission, from black and Hispanic students to National Merit scholars, to name a few. Now they're reaching out to another growing population: home-schooled students. "We are doing more," said Paul Jones, vice president for institutional research and enrollment management at Georgia College & State University. "We haven't done enough, but I think that's something that we want to change and do better." One of the efforts the university has undertaken is purchasing names of home-schooled students and sending them information about the college, Jones said. "We're going to be much more assertive...
  • Homeschooling makes the grade [Indiana]

    10/07/2006 2:45:14 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 4 replies · 593+ views
    Gary Post Tribune ^ | October 7, 2006 | SHARLONDA L. WATERHOUSE
    Locally, much of that growth is coming from children who previously attended the region's lowest-performing schools. In the 2005-06 school year, at least 23,455 Indiana families obtained private school numbers from the state -- a voluntary step -- to pull students from schools to try another approach. No ISTEP tests. Often no desks. Sometimes no textbooks. While local districts have seen dramatic increases in the number of children homeschooled, the total is still small: Just 2 percent of students statewide are homeschooled. Locally, families are using parent-designed education to further educational beliefs, pursue religious training or avoid the pitfalls of...
  • Hitting the books at home - Families still drawn to educating children at home

    09/30/2006 8:45:01 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies · 283+ views
    East Valley News ^ | September 27, 2006 | SHELDON TRAVER
    SILVERTON – While rarely completely isolated, traditional home schooled children are often considered different or strange among students in mainstream classrooms However, changes are afoot as more parents break ties with traditional brick and mortar schools and turn to home schooling as a workable alternative. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, these changes are happening at a quicker rate than previously experienced. One study conducted by the governmental agency showed there were roughly 850,000 home schooled kids in 1999 and 1.1 million by 2003. While no data specifically for the Silver Falls or Mount Angel School Districts was...
  • Romanian Homeschoolers Move Forward with Help from America

    09/13/2006 2:07:23 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 2 replies · 248+ views
    Homeschool Legal Defense Association ^ | September 12, 2006 | Staff
    The Romanian Homeschool Association was established a few years ago by a homeschool father and pastor, Gabriel Curcubet. Gabriel is often referred to by those who support the association as “Gabor.” Gabor has worked tirelessly with Chris Klicka, Senior Counsel of HSLDA, to find a way that homeschoolers in Romania can homeschool legally. Currently, the law does not specifically allow for homeschooling. However, homeschoolers have united with Gabor’s national homeschool association to have a “legal covering.” At this point, the homeschoolers have been left alone since the authorities believe they have accountability with Gabor’s homeschool association. Gabor’s Romanian Homeschool Association...
  • Homeschooling a full-time job for family of 10 (Profile of a homeschooled family)

    09/07/2006 3:39:13 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 24 replies · 683+ views
    Homer News ^ | September 6, 2006 | McKibben Jackinsky
    If there’s a drum beating a cadence for the Coe family, it’s beating double time. Like any family, this is a busy household. But, on top of the expected day-to-day bustle of home life and work, Dan and Nancy Coe have personally assumed the educational responsibilities for their eight children: Sarah, 17; Hannah, 15; Rachel, 13; David, 11; Rebekah, 9; Daniel, 7; Josiah, 5; and Chloe, 3. When do the Coes, who own Handpainted and sell the one-of-a-kind handpainted furniture they create, squeeze in a day’s worth of lhomeschooling? “Between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. on any given day,” Nancy...
  • Free Republic Homeschoolers' Forum 2006-2007

    06/28/2006 4:20:41 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 134 replies · 4,769+ views
    6-28-06 | Tired of Taxes
    Free Republic Homeschoolers’ Forum 2006-2007A spot for homeschoolers on Free Republic to share information First, a big, hearty CONGRATULATIONS to all those students who graduated this year! May you enjoy happiness and success in all of your endeavors. For those of us still working toward that goal, this forum has been a wealth of information. News articles and legislative alerts keep us up-to-date here. Many thanks to Jim Robinson and Free Republic! Last summer, we shared homeschooling advice with each other on this thread. All of the books, curricula, and resources mentioned on that thread – as well as a...
  • National Spelling Bee Has Started

    05/31/2006 11:09:43 AM PDT · by politicket · 141 replies · 2,333+ views
    National Spelling Bee ^ | 5/31/2006 | politicket
    The National Spelling Bee began its first rounds today. All of the action can be followed at: www.spellingbee.com. Also, the championship rounds will be broadcast live on ABC (for the first time) beginning at 8PM EST Thursday evening. I'm placing my guess on Speller #238, Samir Patel, from Fort Worth, Texas. He will be worth the price of admission for you to watch tomorrow evening. He was HILARIOUS last year when we participated in the Bee!
  • No lack of pomp for home school graduates

    05/09/2006 7:08:34 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 43 replies · 944+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 7, 2006 | D. AILEEN DODD
    Mitchell Yaksh graduated Saturday in a hand-me-down cap and gown, the valedictorian in a class of one. He was the scholar making the speech, the butt of sibling jokes and the hazel-eyed babe in diapers grinning in the family photos. The diploma he accepted doesn't carry the crest of Mitchell's neighborhood high school. It does have some fancy writing and his name in big letters — Mitchell Luke Yaksh. It's signed by his parents, Michael and Marilyn Yaksh, the principal and lead teacher of Saybrook Christian, the Lilburn home school located in the family den and named after the street...
  • PRESIDENTIAL HOME-SCHOOLERS

    02/17/2006 1:29:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies · 401+ views
    Newsletter | Chuck Muth
    PRESIDENTIAL HOME-SCHOOLERS"As you probably know, Monday will be Presidents' Day. Originally intended as the celebration of George Washington's birthday, it is now widely accepted as a day to honor U.S. Presidents in general. This special holiday has particular significance to homeschoolers, since many of our Presidents received their early education, either completely or in part, through what would today be known as homeschooling.  Here's the full list of ten:George WashingtonThomas JeffersonJohn Quincy AdamsJames MadisonWilliam Henry HarrisonJohn TylerAbraham LincolnTheodore RooseveltWoodrow WilsonFranklin Delano Roosevelt- The Homeschool Enrichment newsletter, 2/15/06
  • Home Schoolers: The Flexible Heroes

    01/05/2006 1:17:45 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 2 replies · 134+ views
    Adam's Blog ^ | 01/02/2006 | Adam Graham
    Alessandra over at Virtue Blog has the story of this year's new American Girl's "Girl of the Year" doll being homeschooled. Alessandra asked whether this was a new highlight for homeschoolers. Compared to Home Schoolers taking home national prizes in the National Spelling and Geography bees, I'll have to say no. Even, in terms of media, its probably not all that big. Jess (the girl doll) is homeschooled with a reason, her parents are exploring Aztec ruins. In that same vain, CBS had a series a few years back with a homeschool family as the lead characters. Promised Land was...
  • Home Education Year 2005-2006

    08/11/2005 10:00:17 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 92 replies · 3,204+ views
    8-11-05 | Tired of Taxes
    A spot for homeschool families to share advice and offer support as we prepare for the 2005-2006 Homeschool Year Many home-educated children continue their lessons throughout the summer, but we parents often look to purchase new materials and begin new projects in September. In the past, FR homeschoolers started a thread every year to post links and recommend books and materials to each other. I haven't seen that done recently, so I'm creating one here. (My apologies if I missed anything). If there is anything you'd like to recommend to other home educators, please do so: Are there books, CDs,...
  • Giving new meaning to second place (Homeschooler Samir Patel won 2nd in Spelling Bee)

    06/03/2005 3:14:19 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 52 replies · 1,604+ views
    WASHINGTON - Texan Samir Patel not only spelled correctly nearly all the words he drew during the Scripps National Spelling Bee, he also rattled off their definitions. But it wasn't good enough. The 11-year-old tied for second in the 78th annual competition Thursday after missing the word "roscian," which means pertaining to or involving acting. He was in a fierce competition, going head-to-head with three spellers for five rounds before making an error. In the end, it was 13-year-old Anurag Kashyap of Poway, Calif., who came out on top with the correct spelling of "appoggiatura," a musical note. Aliya Deri,...
  • Spelling Champs to Compete in National Bee

    06/01/2005 5:55:56 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 82 replies · 1,477+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON - Seventh-grader Tyler Curtis says he's never had to worry much about doing well at his studies, and he's not about to start now. That's saying something. Tyler is facing 272 of the country's best young spellers — and the biggest prize ever — at the 78th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee running Wednesday and Thursday. "It would be nice to win," the 13-year-old from Camden, Tenn., said Tuesday. "But I'm not going to get all stressed out over it." His competitors include 145 boys and 127 girls aged 9 to 14, mostly from around the country and U.S....
  • Home Schoolers Take Community College Classes - get AA degree while getting high school diploma

    05/01/2005 3:51:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 3,093+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | May 1, 2005 | RONNIE BLAIR rblair@tampatrib.com
    NEW PORT RICHEY - When Sarah Cheney began excelling in her home school lessons, her parents decided it was time for some accelerated learning at the next level. So they joined what has become a growing trend for home schooled high school students. The Cheneys signed up their daughter for dual-enrollment courses at Pasco-Hernando Community College, an option once reserved for students in public schools. ``She's done well,'' said Richard Cheney, her father. ``She's gotten all A's, except one B.'' Dual enrollment allows teenagers to take college courses while they are still in high school. The credits earned are counted...
  • Free Online Course: "Homeschooling Your Children"

    04/21/2005 1:17:39 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 5 replies · 740+ views
    Barnes and Noble University is offering a free online course starting May 2, about getting started with homeschooling. I've taken a couple of their courses (not this one), and typically, course materials consist of activities and short readings posted for discussion and opinion. (Of course B&N would like you to buy the recommended books, but you don't really have to. No tests!) The main value is being able to chat with like-minded folks. The course outline is here: http://educate.barnesandnoble.com/educate/bn/home/catalog/toc.jsp?productId=25320