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by Michelle Malkin

May 6, 2010

A group of California students who dared to wear the American flag on Cinco de Mayo learned a hard lesson about the corruption of citizenship and sovereignty this week.

They were sent home for their show of U.S. patriotism. Because while flying the colors of reconquista is perfectly acceptable, flying Old Glory is practically a hate crime. Some Mexican-American students KTVU spoke with said they thought wearing red, white and blue on Cinco de Mayo was disrespectful.

by Albert Mohler

March 13, 2008

The controversy over a California appeals court ruling on homeschooling continues to expand, even as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pledge to defend the rights of homeschooling parents.

Now, even as the political and legal shockwaves reverberate, an overt hostility to homeschooling families has come to the surface. One example is an opinion column published in the March 13 edition of The Los Angeles Times. On March 12, the paper's editors had called for the California legislature to adopt legislation recognizing a right to homeschool and establishing an appropriate set of regulations.

by Albert Mohler

March 7, 2008

Like a bolt from the blue, a California appeals court has ruled that the state's parents have no constitutional right to homeschool their own children.

In a flash, a child welfare case that no one had noticed has become a flash point of controversy in the nation. Will homeschooling be ruled illegal in California?

by Mary Nix

August 12, 2005

"In fiscal year 2006, the state will provide $94 million for the Early Learning Initiative Program... That will increase to to $113 million in 2007."

The Early Learning Initiative program, jointly administered by the Department of Education and the Department of Job and Family Services, provides:

-Early learning and child care to income-eligible children, and effectively eliminates Head Start.

-Establishes a program to support ECE (preschool) programs offered by school districts and educational service centers to serve preschool children whose families earn up to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

-Prohibits specified ECE programs from receiving state funds in fiscal years 2006 and 2007 unless at least 50% of the program's teachers are working toward an associate degree and, beginning in fiscal year 2008, prohibits any such program from receiving state funds unless all of the program's teachers have an associate degree.

-Permits an accredited Montessori program that is licensed as a preschool program to combine three- to five-year-old preschool children with kindergarteners.

by Assemblyman CHIVUKULA

September 27, 2004

Allows parents of dependent home-school children gross income tax credits for tuition expenses for certain gifted and talented distance learning classes.

Under the bill, a taxpayer is allowed a credit against the tax otherwise due for the taxable year pursuant to the "New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act," in an amount equal to 50% of the amount of tuition for a class or classes offered by a distance learning program for the gifted and talented paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year, not to exceed $750 of credit for each dependent child.

by Assemblyman Diegnan, Assemblyman Barnes

September 13, 2004

Provides that children under care, custody or supervision of DYFS may not be home-schooled.

This bill provides that children under the care, custody or supervision of the Division of Youth and Family Services, including children placed in resource family homes or in kinship care homes, may not be home-schooled and are required to be enrolled in a public or nonpublic school.

by Jim Brown

October 29, 2003

The first large-scale study of adults who were home-schooled as children has been released, and among other revelations, it debunks the notion that home schoolers become socially isolated.

The survey found that nearly 75% of adults who were home educated have gone on to take college courses, while only 46% of their peers who were not home schooled went on to study at the college level. Ray says home-schooled adults are, "at a higher rate than the national average, interested in continued formal education, college and so forth." And the researcher adds that home-schooled adults are also "very active in their local communities -- more so than the general population, and they appear to be very civically engaged -- again more so than the general population."

'Od's Blog!

September 29, 2010

There are very few signposts in the education game-very few assertions that can be backed up by hard statistical data. It is striking, therefore, that the superiority of homeschooling over the public schools can.

In study after study, American students who have been homeschooled for a good portion of their primary and secondary education score about 30% higher on standard tests than do the kids in the public schools. Put another way, if the average score on such tests is 50%, the average homeschooled kid scores 70-80%.

24 Hours Vancouver (Canada)

by Matt Kieltyka

October 6, 2007

A new study released yesterday has debunked the myth that home-schooled children are anti-social, or get lower marks.

In fact, the opposite is true, according to Claudia Hepburn, who co- authored a Fraser Institute study called Home Schooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream. The study says home-schooled children outperformed their public-system peers by as much as 55 per cent in some cases.

by Jamie

January 30, 2013

A few weeks ago I read a letter called Please Don't Help My Kids. This excerpt resonated with me: "It is not my job ... to prevent my children from feeling frustration, fear, or discomfort."

Doing something the first time is a challenge. I have 2 young kids, and I watch them struggle with the most rudimentary things. Eventually they figure it out. Usually it comes with tears and pleading. But that's how they'll learn to do the next thing. That's how they'll get the confidence to take on the next challenge. That's how you level up.