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by Jacinda

October 4, 2015

For 7 million Canadian children, this is the season of new: new backpacks, new clothes, new notebooks, new pencils, new teachers, new classrooms, new experiences and if you live in Ontario, new sexually graphic curriculum.

Except for that last bit, all the new and exciting things that seem to be taking place for everyone else can make a homeschooling Mom feel a wee bit left out, maybe even a bit guilty or jealous - especially if her morning has gotten off to a rough start.


by Martha Raffaele

November 14, 2005

Her main interests were "JESUS!," soccer and "having partys OH YEAH BABY." He was preoccupied with his new computer system, his hairstyle and deer hunting.

Neighbors say the two met through a home-schoolers' group. They live a short drive from each other on opposite sides of Lititz, a 9,000-resident borough in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, an hour west of Philadelphia.
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by Ezra Van Auken

March 8, 2013

It would be naive to say that what Senator Rand Paul did four twelve hours, fifty-two minutes and eleven seconds from Wednesday into the first hour of Thursday morning did nothing to resonate with leftist groups and once mainstream Republicans.

From the time Sen. Paul took the floor until the time he finished his statements and yielded his time, old-school Republicans were itching to fire back. One major feature to Sen. Paul's filibuster delivery was the drive by social media, which turned the Kentucky Senator into a household name for nearly forty-eight hours. The Twitter trends echoed "#StandWithRand" and "#Filibuster" for over a day, bringing in thousands of discouraged Americans, those who believe the direction of this country is in need of a U-turn. Sen. Paul's actions also prompted those disengaged with the Republican Party to rekindle new hopes.

California Catholic Daily

by J. Michael Smith

March 7, 2008

Response to state appellate court decision declaring homeschooling unlawful

(The following letter was sent via email to members of the Home School Legal Defense Association on March 6.) HSLDA will file an amicus brief on behalf of our 13,500 member families in California.

by Nick Meyer

April 7, 2014

Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm.

According to the new UN report, major changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems, with a shift toward local small-scale farmers and food systems recommended. Diversity of farms, reducing the use of fertilizer and other changes are desperately needed according to the report, which was highlighted in this article from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

World Net Daily

by Bob Unruh

October 27, 2010

Officials in Sweden have announced a $3,000 fine for parents who have been homeschooling their children, and then told them that they don't even get a court hearing on the dispute.

Homeschooling in Sweden has been in the news in recent weeks with the Johansson case. Social workers had police officers forcibly take custody of Dominic Johansson, who was being homeschooled while his parents prepared for a move to India. Most recently, a judge ruled social workers will continue to have custody of the boy.

Kitsap Sun

by Chris Henry

December 12, 2007

The Scripps National Spelling Bee program, citing financial pressures, has instituted a $99 per school participation fee, leading the Bremerton, Central Kitsap and South Kitsap school districts to opt out of the annual bee.

Students in those districts can sign up in the home school category; the deadline is Friday. For individual families who are not members of bee-enrolled home school associations, there is a $10 fee per family for materials and enrollment.

July 25, 2011

Robert Wiedemer's new book, "Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown," quickly is becoming the survival guide for the 21st century.

With daily economic forecasts projecting doom and gloom and no recovery in sight, people need to learn how to survive economic disaster. During the past quarter alone, unemployment skyrocketed to 9 percent. Inflation continues to soar and the U.S. national debt crisis is still on the fence between raising the debt ceiling or massive budget cuts, with no resolution in sight.

by Naomi Koppel

July 2, 2015

Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106.

Son-in-law Stephen Watson said Winton died on Wednesday. The Rotary Club of Maidenhead, of which Winton was a former president, said his daughter Barbara and two grandchildren were at his side. Winton arranged trains to carry children from Nazi-occupied Prague to Britain, battling bureaucracy at both ends and saving them from almost certain death - and then kept quiet about his exploits for a half-century.

April 12, 2012

Documentary explores systemic violence children endure on campus.

You can laugh at nutty right-wingers who home-school their kids because they don't want them to learn about evolution; you can sneer at dirty hippies who unschool their kids at home because they can't be tied to the Man's curriculum, man. Laugh and sneer all you want, but those home-schooled and unschooled kids are not being hounded to death - literally, in a case documented on-screen in "Bully" - by their peers.