The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Romeike family who sought asylum in the United States due to Germany’s ban on homeschooling.
The Des Moines Register balks at the idea of Parent-Taught drivers education that is being debated in conference, here are 10 reasons why it is a good idea.
I read an article written by Michael Farris, the founder and chair of HSLDA – the Home School Legal Defense Association. In it he discussed the case made by government lawyers representing Attorney General Eric Holder during the court hearing for the Romeike family. You may remember the Romeike’s sought political asylum in the United [...]
Nobert Blum, former German Minister of Labor and member of the German CDU Party said homeschooling is a healthy response to Germany’s state school monopoly.
Jay Matthews’ article in The Washington Post recognizes that homeschooling is growing just as fast as charter schools as a education alternative.
I was disturbed by an article I read this afternoon in the Lawrence (KS) Journal-World. The Kansas State School Board is considering homeschooling reporting regulations after one of the board members heard “several” reports from public school principals about teenagers being kept to home to provide “day care” for younger siblings in the name of [...]
I’ve had said before if you wonder where the direction of religious liberty is headed you don’t even need to look to Europe. Just look to our neighbors to the north. Canada passed their own gay marriage law back in 2005 being the fourth country to do so. Even before this homosexual “rights” have already [...]
It is often said that Ron Paul has a solid base of supporters, most of whom are libertarian leaning, but in order to win the GOP nomination for president, he would have to expand his appeal beyond his base. For the last several weeks, Dr. Paul and his campaign have been doing just that, reaching [...]
(Thank you for adopting me into the family. I wrote this article two years ago on Truth Before Dishonor but I wanted to use it to introduce myself to the Caffeinated family.) Just a few meandering thoughts on personal family history. When my daughter was approaching her third birthday, we went down the street [...]
Iowa State Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) is moving to amend a homeschool friendly bill (as amended in its current form), SF 423, to also include independent private instruction language from HF 588. Bill Gustoff, the legislative liaison for NICHE (Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators) and Scott Woodruff from HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense [...]
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 [...]
(Des Moines, IA) The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) will hold its 2011 “Homeschool Day at the Capitol” on Wednesday, March 23. The event, which attracted nearly 900 attendees last year, is held annually to help homeschooling families effectively communicate and build relationships with their elected officials. Featured speakers this year will include [...]
(Purcellville, VA) The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled today in favor of a divorced father who wanted his previously homeschooled daughter enrolled in public school. In the contentious case, Matter of Kurowski, the court confined itself to the facts and circumstances of the case holding that the trial court did not exceed its "discretion" when [...]
Now that I have a 14-year-old at home with a learner’s permit it has perplexed me why the State of Iowa was ok for me as a parent to teach my kids English, Algebra, U.S. History for example… but I was ill-equipped to teach them how to drive a car. The Iowa House today decided [...]
Sixteen years of my life, thus far, have been dedicated to the education of my children. I have home schooled all four and can proudly say, that it continues to pay in eternal dividends. My first graduate is now a junior at Biola University studying journalism and effectively navigating the world of higher education. My [...]