In her bestselling memoir, ‘Educated,’ historian Tara Westover tries to come to grips with being homeschooled by her eccentric Mormon family, but in the process raises some questions about her own flawed assumptions.
While these two bills focused on homeschooling, the same perspective on parental rights—that the state knows best, parents be damned—can be seen in legislative branches throughout the country.
The legendary thinker rebelled against the factory-like machinery of state-run public education. May he rest in peace, and may his work live on.
As in California, leftwing bureaucrats and politicians are using a horrific abuse case in an attempt to clamp down on homeschooling families.
The Austin bomber is an opportunity to discuss the impossibility of parents controlling how their children turn out, and the pathologies that result when they try.
If local governments can’t protect the children in their own schools, what makes anyone think they can protect children in home schools they are only going to inspect once a year?
The fact that states haven’t yet deployed the National Guard into classrooms shows that no one treats public schools in the same way many treat homeschooling.
What fills me with the most nervousness about homeschooling isn’t the stuff I don’t know (I can teach myself fifth grade math), but the weighty task of an education in faith.
Across the nation and even across highly ‘military’ populated states, military children face variable academic requirements, systems, and learning styles.
For two or three days per week, students come together to a building, attend classes with regular teachers, and have classmates. The rest of the week, the students work on their own at home.
Katherine Stewart’s argument is lazy. It’s generalized, misinformed, and reads much like a carnival barker shouting down the looming threat of theocracy, theocracy, theocracy.
Ultimately, our faith in methods of ‘intentional Christian community,’ and our journey in and out of this pre-Dreher Benedict Option, exhausted our faith and estranged one of our children.
A nonprofit legal organization has filed a civil rights suit against New York City Public schools for ‘systematic mistreatment of homeschooling families.’
As homeschooling has grown, parents have used their freedoms to come up with models of schooling that explode the conventional, ‘factory model’ of schooling.
Homeschool star Joshua Harris’s myopic criticism of dating causes him to miss one of the defining features of the modern sexual ethic: hooking up.
Local newspapers and homeschool leaders from West Virginia to Alabama and North Carolina to Texas report a surge in homeschooling interest and enrollment in just the past year or two.
Christian activists are not trying to shutter secular schools; but some progressive activists are trying to put Christian schools out of business.
Federal control over public schools has sent them into a death spiral, exemplified in the Obama administration’s new demands. Families need a new education ecosystem free from federal bullying.
The postmortems will roll out in a year or two, but it’s already clear Common Core is eking out its last gasps. Inside its mayhem lies opportunity.
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