Parental Rights Amendment introduced in US Senate

Filed by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), measure would amend US Constitution to provide that parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced legislation today to add a Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. The amendment would establish that parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their children.  "We are gratified to see this crucial amendment introduced in the U.S. Senate for the fifth straight Congress," said … [Read more...]

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California school district told homeschoolers they were breaking the law

Correspondence contrary to 2008 appeals court ruling

The following comes from a July 28 WND article by Bob Unruh: Parents who homeschool their children in California’s San Benito Unified School District were recently informed that they were breaking the law. According to the Home School Legal Defense Association, the world’s largest homeschool advocacy organization, a letter from the district claimed, “Under California law, … [Read more...]

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Catholic Textbook Project contest runs through March 23

California-based publisher announces history essay competition for Catholic schools and homeschoolers

The following comes from a January 28 EconoTimes article: LOS ANGELES-- Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed., president of Catholic Textbook Project, the publisher of history textbooks for Catholic schools, confirmed the official launch of the company’s 2016 History Essay Contest for Catholic students in Grades 5 through 12. Contest submission deadline is March 23, 2016, and six … [Read more...]

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Why homeschooling is growing

Common Core adds to the mix

The following comes from a Sept. 1 posting by Nicole Russell on The Federalist. Fifteen years ago, the homeschooling movement seemed small, obscure, and, frankly, a bit scary. As a group, they seemed to be running away from the “immoral” public school system, and you were as likely to find them on a ramshackle farm in the middle of nowhere as doing seventh-grade Algebra at a … [Read more...]

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German judge bars homeschoolers from going to France

The following comes from a Jan. 9 story on Christian News Network. A judge in Germany has barred a family in Darmstadt from immigrating to another country where homeschooling is legal and refused to return custody of the children to their parents. As previously reported, approximately 20 social workers, police officers and special agents swarmed the home of Dirk and Petra … [Read more...]

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No ordinary men

The following comes from the Dec. 18 Wall Street Journal. Though the Nazis never won an outright majority in the parliament of the decaying Weimar Republic, they received nearly 44% of the vote in the critical election of March 1933—a mandate that enabled Adolf Hitler's anointment as supreme leader. To some, however, the evil character of the Nazi regime was visible from the … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court steps into homeschooling case

  The following comes from a Nov. 22 Christian Newswire release. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association's petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German homeschooling family who fled to the United States to avoid persecution just because they homeschooled their … [Read more...]

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The federal takeover of Catholic education

The following comes from an Oct. 14 story by Anne Hendershott in Crisis Magazine. As teachers throughout the country introduced the new Common Core curriculum—the federal standards for mathematics and English Language Arts—in their classrooms this fall, most parents had no idea this radical change in their children’s education was coming. Some might have noticed over the … [Read more...]

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230 come to homeschooling conference in Sacramento

By Margaret McGee Crotty The Northern California Catholic Family Home School Conference held in Sacramento July 26 and 27 proved to be a revelation to me. Why? Not only because it seemed to respond to every homeschooling family’s needs, but because I remember a day in the early 1990s when three members of the Kolbe Academy board failed to convince a fourth member that … [Read more...]

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