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.
Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum participated in a forum hosted by the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators in Des Moines.
An education savings account bill with a 12-year roll out that leaves out homeschoolers is in jeopardy in the Iowa House Education Committee over budget concerns.
State Representative Sharon Steckman (D-Mason City) filed HF 214 that would repeal Independent Private Instruction enacted in 2013 in a legislative bargain.
The homeschool landscape has changed with an increasing diversity of backgrounds & motivations and a 2nd generation of homeschoolers, so have their needs.
The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and the Homeschool Iowa Foundation will hold their inaugural banquet on Friday, November 8th at 5:0pm.
While dealing with stereotypes is part of the homeschooling experience. I am glad to have been homeschooled, and I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything.
Liberals protesting the changes made in Iowa homeschooling law put their ignorance of and ideology against home education on full display.
If you were to ask most Americans what the highest level of government is, they would probably tell you the Federal Government. What’s the next highest level of government? They’d more than likely mention State governments and so-on “down” the list of governing entities until they began listing their city council or school board. This […]
I stopped by Redbox last night and saw that Waiting for Superman was available. Since I’m interested in education and I knew this documentary dealt with education reform, and since the other choices I found wanting I rented it. My summary of the documentary. Education saves – hence kids are “waiting for Superman.” Public education […]
Sam Sorbo at Big Government makes the case for how public schools exasperate trouble with parent-child relationships in a humorous way: Parents wonder where their relationship with their teen went wrong. Answer: Their influence was all but eclipsed the moment the child crossed the school threshold. It’s that simple. Each day a young child goes […]
I was preparing this afternoon for a radio interview that I will be doing this Tuesday at 9:00am (CST) on Des Moines Local Live with Mac McCoy and company. We are going to be discussing homeschooling in Iowa, and my involvement in this discussion is due in part to the blog post I wrote awhile […]
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 […]
Recently I had the opportunity to talk at length with Representative Rod Roberts (R-Carroll) who is one of the seven Republicans competing for the GOP nomination to run against Governor Chet Culver. Representative Roberts has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since January 2001. He also serves as the Assistant House Minority Leader and […]
1. Governor Sarah Palin’s Lincoln Day Dinner Speech in Anchorage on 3/20/09 – Parts 1-12. In part 7 she pretty much says she’s running for reelection in 2010. HT: Josh Painter Also John Ziegler’s post on how Palin proves she’s no George W. Bush. Conservatives 4 Palin responds to a controversy that was stirred over […]
1. Fifteen lawsuits that will make you want to sue somebody. That reminds me of this. 2. My blogging friend Andy introduced a new blog for a seminary project he’s doing (he attends Dallas Theological Seminary) on the Trinity called A Trinity of 3. This blog is intended to “explore people’s thoughts and issues with […]