Mary Mascher’s Lame Attempt to Ban Private Schools and Homeschooling

State Representative Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City) unsuccessfully offered a constitutional amendment to replace the Right to Keep and Bear Arms resolution, that passed in the Iowa House, that would have effectively ended private school and homeschooling in the state.

McCoy Wants Independent Private Instruction Parents to Notify Schools

State Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines) introduced a bill into the Iowa Senate that would require parents who homeschool under independent private instruction (IPI) to submit a written notice to their local school districts by September 1st of their intent to do so.

The Des Moines Register’s Obsession With Homeschooling Crops Up Again

Shane Vander Hart: Since it is the start of a new legislative session, The Des Moines Register takes yet another shot at homeschooling in 2018.

Our Iowa GOP Poll Shows Strong Support for Education Liberty

Our Iowa GOP readers favor Education Savings Accounts and oppose homeschool reporting, Common Core, and denying open enrollment based on economics.

The Des Moines Register Push Polls Anti-Homeschooling Narrative

The Des Moines Register followed up years of anti-homeschooling coverage with a push poll that supports the change in Iowa’s law they advocated for.

Homeschooling: The Ultimate School Choice

Pioneer Institute released a new education policy study entitled “Homeschooling: The Ultimate School Choice” authored by William Heuer and William Donovan.

Let’s Get Serious About Childhood Deaths From Abuse and Neglect

Scott Woodruff: Iowans who sincerely want to reduce child abuse and neglect deaths should urge policymakers to start with the risk factors that CECANF identified.

Do United Methodist Lobbyists Really Represent Iowa’s United Methodists?

Iowa United Methodists, is the lobbying team for the Iowa Conference for the UMC representing you? Not if you care about life, liberty and small government.

Matt McCoy’s Questionable Disclosure of a DHS Confidential Briefing

Did State Senator Matt McCoy (D-Des Moines) cross the line in his disclosure to The Des Moines Register of his DHS briefing about the Natalie Finn case?

Homeschooling Is Not a Risk Factor for Child Abuse

Homeschooling was never listed as a risk factor by the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities nor was it even mentioned in the report.

What Will Betsy DeVos Bring to the Role of Secretary of Education?

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.

Know The Facts About Homeschooling

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. Education Secretary Says He Is Concerned About Homeschooled Kids

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.”

Homeschoolers Top SAT National Average Scores in 2014

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.

Cruz Announces Homeschoolers for Cruz Coalition

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) rolled out his Homeschoolers for Cruz coalition during an event in Winterset, IA on Monday.

Top 15 Stories in 2015

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.