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Keyword: homeschooling

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  • Man accused of telling children where babies come from (picture worth 1000 words)

    05/23/2018 12:09:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 55 replies
    ketv.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | WPBF.com Web staff
    CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. — Clearwater Beach Police say a Florida man climbed on top of playground equipment and yelled a vulgar explanation of where babies come from as children played.
  • Austin bombings cast unwelcome spotlight on homeschooling

    04/08/2018 6:44:19 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | 4/8/2018 | Alejandra Matos and Andrea Zelinski
    “With slightly increased oversight in a state-by-state, case-by-case basis, children might not slip through the cracks,” said Hannah Ettinger, who studies incidents of violence against or perpetrated by home school students for the Coalition for Responsible Home Education. The group advocates for increased oversight of home-schooled students, such as requiring that each be registered and meet yearly with a certified teacher for annual testing and with a doctor for a physical checkup — both of whom would be required to report to authorities if they suspected a child’s physical or mental health or welfare were in jeopardy. Texas’ regulations are...
  • Oklahoma teachers go on strike and rally at state Capitol

    04/02/2018 8:00:07 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 69 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 04/02/2018 | unknown
    Teachers carried signs and marched during a rally at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City on Monday calling for higher wages. Last week, the legislature in Oklahoma City voted to give teachers an average raise of $6,000 per year, or roughly 16 percent, depending on experience. Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, signed the package into law, but teachers said it was not enough. They have asked for a $10,000 raise as well as additional funding for schools and raises for support staff like bus drivers and custodians.
  • 10 Black Homeschool Moms You Should Follow

    04/02/2018 1:10:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    matermea.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | Camille Kirksey
    10 Black Homeschool Moms You Should Follow Words: Camille Kirksey If you're looking for homeschoolers who look like you and your family, these 10 Black homeschool moms are a good place to start. Homeschooling may seem like the new kid on the block when it comes to educating our children, however it’s the world’s oldest education model.Prior to compulsory schooling, educating children at home was considered part of a parent’s responsibility. It was a way to ensure a family-centered upbringing that included morals, ethics, religious doctrine, and often times taught the children how to run the household from a young...
  • Tim Tebow reflects on breaking ground as a homeschool student: [trunc]

    03/21/2018 11:53:13 AM PDT · by logician2u · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 15, 2018 | Katie Kindelan
    Football and baseball star Tim Tebow did not attend a single day in public school until his first day at the University of Florida, a school with nearly 50,000 students. Tebow, 30, instead spent his early education years working on his family’s farm and attending classes taught by his parents together with his siblings. "They wanted us to learn reading, writing and arithmetic, but it wasn't No. 1. It wasn't the most important thing," Tebow said. "They wanted to instill love in our hearts, love for God, love for one another. They wanted us to be able to learn a...
  • Norway Forcibly Removes 12-Y-O Son After Christian Family Decides to Homeschool (Video)

    02/14/2018 9:12:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/14/2018 | Samuel Smith
    A Canadian Christian family is crying out for help after their 12-year-old son was forcibly removed from their home in Norway by government officers in response to their decision to homeschool him. The parents had pulled him from a public school after he was bullied. The father, Leif Kristiansen, posted a video to Facebook last Thursday that shows police officers and officials from Norway's child services agency, Barnevernet, chasing and tackling their son, Kai, before taking him away from their apartment in Ĺs. "Can somebody please help us? ... Barnevernet is stealing our child!" Terese Kristiansen, a Canadian citizen, shouts...
  • Home Schooling, not for Everyone; Public School, not for Anyone

    01/26/2018 5:20:14 PM PST · by huckfillary · 35 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 26, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    Done right, home schooling is a very low-cost, personalized educational option, conducted in a safe, non-violent environment. Statistics consistently indicate that home-schooled students excel in higher education and go on to lead functional, productive lives. There are, of course, a number of life’s little inconveniences and impediments that operate against successful home-schooling. First, the parent-child chemistry has to be there. Many parents have told me that it simply would not work for their Matthew or Emily. Home-schooling my own son would have been the ultimate test of my patience. Both parties have to be committed and emotionally in-sync with the...
  • Home Schooling isn't for Everybody, but Public School isn't for Anybody

    01/25/2018 5:39:29 PM PST · by huckfillary · 14 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 25, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    Done right, home schooling is a very low-cost, personalized educational option, conducted in a safe, non-violent environment--your home. Statistics consistently indicate that home-schooled students excel in higher education and go on to lead functional, productive lives. There are, of course, a number of life’s little inconveniences and impediments that operate against successful home-schooling. First, the parent-child chemistry has to be there. Many parents have told me that it simply would not work for their Matthew or Emily. Home-schooling my own son would have been the ultimate test of my patience. Both parties have to be committed and emotionally in-sync with...
  • Homeschoolers Concerned About More Regulations After Alleged Abuse at Perris House

    01/23/2018 11:59:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Homeschooling advocates are concerned about additional regulations after news of abuse from homeschooling parents in California. The Massachusetts-based Coalition for Responsible Home Education, a nonprofit group that is actively advocating for homeschooling reform, says a lack of oversight for homeschools allows abuse, such at the recent case in Perris, California, to go unchecked and is now calling for increased regulation of homeschools. Pentecostal Christian couple David Allen Turpin, 57, and his 49-year-old wife, Louise Anna Turpin, were arrested on Jan. 14, after police had to rescue their 13 severely malnourished children from their home in Perris, California. The home was...
  • Religious schools, homeschoolers to get a boost in GOP tax plan, thanks to Ted Cruz and Mike Pence

    12/16/2017 4:12:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 26, 2017 | Joseph Lawler
    Parents would get new federal tax breaks for sending their children to private or religious schools or teaching them at home if the final Republican tax overhaul bill becomes law. For that, they can thank Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who offered the original amendment to extend 529 college savings plans to grade school and high school, including costs for homeschooling.
  • 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...
  • Hollywood Actress: Why I Homeschool My Kids

    11/13/2017 8:36:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 9, 2017 | Sam Sorbo
    My name is Sam Sorbo. I’m a mom to three wonderful children, and the author of “They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate.” Home schooling seems like a radical idea—but only because we are conditioned to think of it that way. Why? Because most of us attended school. But after nine overhauls of our public education system in less than 30 years, according to Pew Research Center data, the U.S. has fallen in world standings for education, to 39th in math and 24th in reading. We are officially behind Estonia. … The schools aren’t getting...
  • The Plight of the Gregory Family from Santa barbara

    07/24/2017 8:44:16 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 18 replies
    I want to share with you the tragic story of the Gregory family from Santa Barbara California. Alexander Gregory, like myself was a blogger and businessman with a family who lived in Santa Barbara. His family originally came from Long Island New York. They were also Christians and they home schooled their children, Russell, Jeffrey, Ashley and they had a baby boy named Chastin. That is where they got into trouble... First, it started with social services knocking on their door demanding to interview and "examine" their children, then it came to .the police, they forced their children to face...
  • A teacher who showed up drunk to a field trip later sued her city. She is getting $75,000.

    04/09/2017 12:15:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | October 27, 2016 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    WISN 12 News âś” @WISN12News Janesville council approves $75K settlement for former teacher who was drunk on school trip http://bit.ly/2dGqoPf 7:01 PM - 25 Oct 2016 1 1 Retweet 1 1 like It didnÂ’t take long for the other teachers to realize that Maria Caya, one of the chaperons on a school field trip to a bowling alley, was seriously drunk. As elementary-school students bowled in June 2013 in Janesville, Wis., Caya tried to order more drinks from the bar, city officials said. At one point, Caya disappeared, worrying school officials. They found her in the bathroom, passed out. Alarmed,...
  • German parents go to court after police seize kids over homeschooling

    04/06/2017 9:54:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 April 2017 15:24 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    A German couple temporarily lost custody of their children because they were homeschooling them. Now the family is taking their case to the European Court of Human Rights to defend what they say is their parental right. The parents of four children are appearing before the Strasbourg European Court of Human Rights on Thursday to fight Germany’s near ban on homeschooling. In August 2013, the Wunderlich family had just begun their first homeschooling lesson of the year near Darmstadt, Hesse, when around two dozen police officers and social workers “stormed the home” using a battering ram, according to the parents...
  • 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...
  • "Home Schooling exploration"

    03/02/2017 11:40:53 AM PST · by TASMANIANRED · 70 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 3/2/17 | Tasmanianred
    I know FR has an active Home School Community. I'd like to pick your brains.
  • 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,...
  • DeVos irony: NBC News discovers that liberal homeschoolers do exist

    02/11/2017 6:03:33 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    GetReligion ^ | February 10, 2017 | Terry Mattingly
    Back in the days of intense Harry Potter warfare, I wrote an "On Religion" column in which a very articulate mother explained why she was seriously considering homeschooling her child. First of all, she said it was clear that her local public schools didn't take religion all that seriously. A kind of watered-down faith was OK, but she was sure that her family's intense religious beliefs and traditions would clash with the culture in nearby schools. She didn't want to have to compromise her family's beliefs in order to fit in. Then there those omnipresent books about a certain young...
  • Buffalo mother arrested after homeschooling children

    02/07/2017 7:31:27 AM PST · by bryan999 · 49 replies
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – A Buffalo mother who withdrew her children from public schools to homeschool them now faces child neglect charges, and her children have been removed from her custody. Single mother Kiarre Harris filed all of the required paperwork with Buffalo City Hall to remove her children from Buffalo Public Schools in early December over concerns about the school system. She also filed the individualized educational program to homeschool her elementary school kids, which she did for several weeks, WKBW reports. “I felt like the system was failing my children and that’s when I made the decision to homeschool,”...