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 Iowa House passed HF 215, Governor Terry Branstad’s education reform bill, here are the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of this bill as amended.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I watched the video of yesterday’s blogger’s briefing at The Heritage Foundation with former Utah Governor and Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman. Rob Bluey of The Heritage Foundation asked Governor Huntsman the first question after he gave his opening remarks about the Obama administration’s run around Congress with national education standards and No Child Left Behind [...]
By Michael Farris No doubt you’ve heard about Planned Parenthood in the news lately. They’ve been criticized for covering up the sex trafficking of minors, and they’ve come under media investigation. Their dishonorable techniques have once again been exposed by Live Action’s president Lila Rose. They have counseled an investigator posing as a pimp on [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Emmet McGroarty, the national director of Preserve Innocence (part of the American Principles Project) and our very own Eric Goranson who is the State Director of Preserve Innocence Iowa had the opportunity to talk with Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio a couple of weeks ago. You [...]
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, [...]
This year our family joined a new homeschooling group and decided to experiment with some supplemental, enrichment classes. Most of these classes are taught by a mom within the group who has a gifting or a degree in a particular area. Others are taught by professional artists and licensed teachers. We signed each of our children up for three [...]
The Des Moines Register ran a front page article this morning entitled “Should Iowa pay millions for home schools?” Fidei Beattie’s education is an unlikely collision of two worlds. In one world, Fidei learns from her mother about spelling, algebra and Jesus Christ in the privacy of their Carlisle home. In the other, the shy [...]