9.7 Million Twitter Users Reached During #StopCommonCore Twitter Rally

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9,788,450 Twitter users to #StopCommonCore to call on ordinary citizens to join and lobby for repeal of Common Core State Standards.

Eric Holder: Banning Homeschooling Doesn’t Violate Fundamental Rights

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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 […]

United Nations Treaty Threatens Families, Senate Vote Imminent

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a vote on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty this week.

Former German Minister: Homeschooling a “Healthy” Response to State School Monopoly

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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.

Romney Pledges Not to Sign UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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I’ve been very critical of him before, but I have to give him kudos here.  In a letter sent to Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association Mitt Romney pledged not to support or sign the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.  He wrote: Thank you for contacting me on […]

Obama’s Lust for Power Revealed in State of the Union Education Remarks

Shane Vander Hart says not only were President Obama’s education proposals in his State of the Union address unconstitutional, they are historically unprecedented and reveal his lust for power.

Iowa Senate to Consider Independent Private Instruction Today (Update: Senators to Focus On)

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 […]

New Hampshire Supreme Court Rules Homeschooled Girl to Stay in Public School

(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 […]

Protecting Parental Rights

Over 800 homeschoolers brought together by the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) descended on the Iowa Capitol Building yesterday to meet with their legislators, hear from gubernatorial candidates, and hear Michael Farris speak on preserving parental rights.  Dr. Farris is the chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, the founder of ParentalRights.org, […]

Health Care Plan & Parental Rights

There is another set of concerns about the health care that I haven’t really seen discussed much (probably because its a 1,000 pages plus long and there is a lot to discuss).  The Home School Legal Defense Association did take note of how H.R. 3200 or “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009”  In a […]