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  • 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 ✔ @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 didn’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 Germanys 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 thats when I made the decision to homeschool,...
  • Obama tried to deport family that had fled Germany over Hitlers ban on homeschooling

    12/29/2016 7:17:35 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 14, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    President Obama tried to deport German family that had fled Germany over Hitler’s ban on homeschooling In Germany in 1938, Adolf Hitler outlawed homeschooling. He said “Give me a child when he’s seven and he’s mine forever.”Hitler’s ban on homeschooling is still in effect today. In 2006, Katharina Plett was arrested for homeschooling her own children. Her husband and their children fled the country. In 2008, Juergen and Rosemary Dudek were sentenced to 90 days in jail for homeschooling their own children.Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their homeschooled children fled Germany after the police showed up at their house to enforce...
  • 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.
  • Homeschooling Not Lawful? [California]

    08/09/2016 1:24:03 PM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    HSLDA ^ | July 25, 2016 | Mike Smith, HSLDA President
    Just when we thought the right to homeschool had been firmly established in California, all of our members in the San Benito High School District received a letter saying, "[U]nder California Law, a home school is not a private school, nor is it a lawful alternative to public school ." The private school exemption has been used by California homeschoolers since the revival of the movement in the late 70s. Many school districts and the California Department of Education took the same position that the San Benito High School is now taking. But despite years of official opposition in...
  • Swift Programming in Education

    06/16/2016 6:05:42 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 20 replies
    During the keynote of the recent WWDC, Tim Cook argued that every child should be taught a programming language in school. Further, he argued that Apple's Swift programming language is the best choice for the programming language children should learn. He pointed out that SWIFT is open source, is used and useful for Apple developers, is very easy to learn, and creates very fast code In furtherance of the objective of teaching children SWIFT, Apple announced and demonstrated Swift Playground for the iPad. Swift Playground will allow the learner to use SWIFT statements to command turns and motion by a...
  • Common Core Great for Homeschooling

    04/14/2016 6:45:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 13, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The Heritage Foundation published a special report with essays from several education experts, detailing the background and the effects of Common Core. Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and William Estrada, director of federal relations at the Home School Legal Defense Association, highlighted the problems with Common Core. Estrada wrote, "Common Core is good for homeschooling. He pointed out in 2009, there were 850,000 homeschooled students in the U.S. By 2012, the Department of Education found that there were 1.8 million homeschooled students. As you can see, the growth in homeschooling tracks nicely with...
  • Report predicts $46B gap in funding for school buildings

    03/23/2016 1:59:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 4:41 PM EDT | Carolyn Thompson
    The nation is spending about $46 billion less than what it needs to keep up its school buildings, according to a report Wednesday that pointed out disparities in state support for infrastructure. The report by a trio of school facilities groups said the country needs to keep better track of the state of its schools and find new funding sources for their upkeep so that local districts that now bear the heaviest funding burdens dont have to divert money from instruction. U.S. public school infrastructure is funded through a system that is inequitably affecting our nations students and this has...
  • Homeschooling in Brazil: Where Is it Headed?

    02/17/2016 2:19:40 PM PST · by juliosevero · 2 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Homeschooling in Brazil: Where Is it Headed? Religious Trends and Esoteric Detours By Julio Severo A prominent Presbyterian blog in Brazil published, on February 5, 2016, an article about homeschooling trends in Brazil. Even though I disagree with them on conservative issues (they consider themselves conservatives, but their Mackenzie Presbyterian University, the largest Protestant university in Brazil, hires pro-abortion and Marxist professors), they were honest enough to mention me as one of the known homeschooling examples in Brazil. Another two homeschooler names mentioned, Josue Bueno and Cleber Nunes, were also reported by me back in 2008 in articles that...
  • Ted Cruz, Homeschooling, S.306, Dishonesty and Pig-Ignorance

    02/12/2016 12:18:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Red State ^ | February 12, 2016 | streiff
    Ted Cruz, Homeschooling, S.306, Dishonesty and Pig-Ignorance ~~~you are making a clown argument, bro~~~ One day, when I am acclaimed Galactic Commander, I will mandate a civics test before allowing people to vote and test of reading comprehension skills before allowing them to access the internet. What is circulating now is a story that Ted Cruz supports the federal regulation of homeschooling. There are two underlying causes of this story: rank dishonesty and pig-ignorance. Let's set the baseline. Ted Cruz supports homeschooling. (So does Marco Rubio, btw.) His support has been full, clear, un-nuanced, and unequivocal. Not all states, however,...
  • No, Ted Cruz Doesn’t Want Federal Regulation of Home Schooling

    02/11/2016 9:27:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Sikma
    Contrary to what some bloggers (many of whom support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign) and the Internet rumor mill have been saying, Sen. Ted Cruz does not support federal regulation of home schooling.The source of the myth is Cruz’s co-sponsorship of S.306, a bill introduced during this session of Congress by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Some form of the bill has been introduced since 2000, but the measure has never been controversial until presidential campaign politics intervened. What the measure does is expand who can use Coverdell education savings accounts by clarifying that for the purpose of Coverdell expenses only, the...
  • 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) – 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. “One of the big reasons we chose the house was because we would be able to move this playhouse,” 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. “It’s unfathomable to me. I can’t imagine the sound of kids playing at any age or stage of my life and...
  • 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.
  • Wisconsin homeschoolers now can play on public school teams

    08/04/2015 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 131 replies
    One News Now ^ | August 4, 2016 | Bob Kellogg
    Homeschoolers in Wisconsin will soon be able to participate in public school sports, thanks to a new measure recently signed into law by Governor Scott Walker. Previously, homeschooled students in Wisconsin were not allowed to play on public school sports teams. But Scott Woodruff of the Home School Legal Defense Association says the new law allows them to try out for teams at public schools. I think for many folks who were initially opposed to it, it was almost kind of a turf issue, he says. People thought, Okay, homeschool students might be part of our community, but they dont...