Iowa DOT Targets Fall for Start of Parent Taught Drivers Ed

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Last year the Iowa Legislature passed landmark legislation friendly to the state’s home educators including parent-taught drivers education. The new law required the Iowa Department of Transportation to develop rules surrounding the implementation of the new law including approved curriculum and what homeschooling parents are qualified to teach. Some homeschooling parents have been frustrated to […]

Update: Romeike Family Given Indefinite Deferred Status, Supreme Court Declines Romeike v. Holder

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Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the case of a German family seeking asylum in the United States because of persecution they endured in Germany because of their homeschooling.  The Romeike family left Germany after facing fines and possible jail due to their desire to homeschool their children. HSLDA has […]

Iowa House Democrats Attack Homeschoolers

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State Representative Sharon Steckman (D-Mason City) sought signatures of her fellow members of her caucus to sign on to a bill, HF 2308.  Her motive was relayed to Caffeinated Thoughts as she was overheard saying she wanted to “repeal all of that homeschooling crap” that was passed last legislative session. The bill is officially dead as […]

Iowa House Passes Education Reform Bill: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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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.

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 […]