Shane Vander Hart: While Betsy DeVos may not have been my first (or second or third or fourth) choice as Secretary of Education I will give her a chance.
Homeschool critics tend to overlook studies and research show on average those who are homeschooled experience success both academically and as an adult.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King said that he has concerns aren’t “getting the range of options that are good for all kids.”
Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute reports that homeschool students surpassed the national average on the SAT college-entrance exam given in 2014.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) rolled out his Homeschoolers for Cruz coalition during an event in Winterset, IA on Monday.
It has been a busy year! I thought it would be fun to take a look back at our stories published in 2015 and share our top 15 stories based on page views.
Former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee discussed homeschooling, education policy and Common Core in Urbandale, IA.
State Representative Josh Byrnes (R-Osage) believes that Iowa’s homeschooling parents should remain silent about public school policy.
The Des Moines Register once again attacks Iowa homeschooling families and the new freedom they enjoy under independent private instruction.
State Representative Sharon Steckman (D-Mason City) filed HF 214 that would repeal Independent Private Instruction enacted in 2013 in a legislative bargain.
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission (SHAC) draft proposal that monitoring homeschoolers will somehow prevent school shootings is simply illogical.
Michael Farris, founder of Patrick Henry College & Home School Legal Defense Association, will be at Christian conservative event in Des Moines, IA on 9/20.
The homeschool landscape has changed with an increasing diversity of backgrounds & motivations and a 2nd generation of homeschoolers, so have their needs.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]