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News Over The New Year: Homeschooling Is Unfair To Others, 96% Of Social Psychologists Lean Liberal

After a long holiday break, I'm back and tracking the most important issues in homeschooling. Here are my top picks for the week: Upcoming news and issues for Catholic education Dr. Brian Ray from the National Home Education Research Institute ponders whether homeschooling is unfair to other children. Some ideas to get you back on… Continue reading News Over The New Year: Homeschooling Is Unfair To Others, 96% Of Social Psychologists Lean Liberal

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News Dec. 13-19 Catholic Schools and Common Core and A Cool Idea for Homeschool PE

Common Core Co-Author to Give Keynote at National Catholic Educational Association Convention David Coleman, president of The College Board, and Common Core co-author has an unexpected message for Catholic schools that applies just as well to homeschoolers: keep doing what makes you great, despite the coming changes to the AP and SAT tests. I've written… Continue reading News Dec. 13-19 Catholic Schools and Common Core and A Cool Idea for Homeschool PE

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News Dec. 6-12 Obama signs ESSA and Swedish Family Loses Son for Good

Every Student Succeeds Act Succeeds President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law on Thursday. This comes after the Senate advanced the bill a day before by a vote of 84-12. Notably, presidential candidates Rand Paul and Ted Cruz voted against the bill, while Marco Rubio didn't vote. The more I read about… Continue reading News Dec. 6-12 Obama signs ESSA and Swedish Family Loses Son for Good

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News Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: No Child Left Behind Update Coming and ESSA’s Impact on Homeschoolers

No Child Left Behind Update Gets Closer The biggest news of the week is that the House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, in a 359-64 vote. ESSA is being called a bipartisan, "undeniable improvement" on the disastrous 2001 No Child Left Behind law. The Senate should be voting on the bill this… Continue reading News Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: No Child Left Behind Update Coming and ESSA’s Impact on Homeschoolers

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News Nov. 22-28

Number of homeschoolers in DC is increasing. Same thing in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Radio Boston explores the growth here, in a fair interview which came out after this Boston Magazine article. The Boston magazine article asks a question which I think is interesting: More and more of Boston’s smartest families are opting out of… Continue reading News Nov. 22-28

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News, Nov. 15-21

Michigan considers the cost of homeschooling and socialization. Mom Judy Major spends $300-$1000 per student per year. Her school district misses about $7000 per student per year, but says homeschooling is a good option if it's right for the student. Winners announced in an essay contest on "Why I am Grateful for Homeschool." Read Monica… Continue reading News, Nov. 15-21

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Three Homeschooling Issues to Consider This Midterm Election

Surprising as it may seem, election time is upon us.  Midterm elections are just weeks away, scheduled for November 4th.  That means now is the time to start researching your candidates and issues, if you haven't already. Here are the three key homeschool-related voting issues you'll want to consider when choosing whose bubble to fill… Continue reading Three Homeschooling Issues to Consider This Midterm Election

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German Punishment of Homeshoolers Continues

Dirk and Petra Wunderlich have finally been granted custody of their children again by the German courts.  Now that the family is back together they plan to continue homeschooling.  Based on recent court rulings, Dirk Wunderlich told HSLDA he does not fear the state will seize their children again, but “Now we fear crushing fines… Continue reading German Punishment of Homeshoolers Continues

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Parents in Trouble With Police

A recent flurry of media activity here, here, and here on the subject of parents getting in trouble with police has brought an interesting question to mind: Is it reality, or just stories on the fringes being reported? Let me delve into what I mean. We've all seen those stories on the news of babies… Continue reading Parents in Trouble With Police

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A Hard-Fought Win for the Pelletier Family, a Warning for Others

  I was reading recently about Justina Pelletier who, last week, was finally returned to her family after a 16-month legal battle with DCF in Massachusetts. A judge awarded the state custody of Justina due to alleged "medical abuse" by her parents, when, in fact, her parents were following the medical advice and diagnosis of her… Continue reading A Hard-Fought Win for the Pelletier Family, a Warning for Others