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 Title   Date   Author   Host 

The Christian Science Monitor

by Shira J. Boss

January 8, 2002

More than 700 students across Pennsylvania have enrolled in the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School. But some local school districts are rebelling.

One daughter loves going to third grade at public school every day; the other one started rebelling in kindergarten.

The National Rifle Association - Headquarters

by Entry Deadline: October 1, 2003

September 6, 2003

The NRA is now accepting entries for its 2003 Youth Wildlife Art Contest.

The contest, the 16th in the annual series, is open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including homeschooled children). NRA membership is not required. The deadline to enter is October 1, 2003.[See website for complete rules.]

by R. Cort Kirkwood

October 2, 2003

"Schools," a friend recently observed during a chat about home-schooling, "have a tendency to infantilize parents."

Rational 40-year-old adults, he observed, are more worried about science projects and grades than the kids. Through schedules and activities, parents are slaves to the school.<br><br>This is true for all schools, public or private, but the public schools have taken things a step farther. In Philadelphia and elsewhere, the schools are "grading" parents and how they raise their children.

St. Petersburg Times (FL)

by A Times Editorial

October 6, 2003

The education commissioner's misappropriation of $1.1-million in voucher funds raises more questions about program oversight and concerns about public schools being cheated.

The law that sets up a dubious experiment in online elementary education was written narrowly, in part because some senators were skeptical about whether Florida would be underwriting home-schooling. So the $4.8-million in virtual vouchers this fall were to go only to "students who were enrolled and in attendance at a Florida public school during the prior school year."

by Shawn K. Hall

October 14, 2003

CBS has taken the very worst events in the history of homeschooling and painted them as the hidden culture and agenda of parents who choose to educate their own children.

I do not deny they happen, no more than I deny the existence of Adolf Hitler. However, the assertion that these are common events is no less ridiculous than saying that every politician is as bad as Hitler; using Dr. Zhivago as the poster child for the entire medical community; implying that every public school suffers from the same traumas and disasters as Columbine; or that every news organization is as irresponsible in their reporting as CBS. I don't claim that any of these are untrue, but very unlikely.

Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist Press

by Kelly Boggs

October 18, 2003

If thinking Americans did not realize it already, they should now. CBS's "Evening News" is "Rather" biased.

In order to convince the viewer that homeschooling is a dangerous practice fraught with child abusers and in need of government oversight, CBS' Evening News focused on a few extreme cases from the past decade involving families who claimed to homeschool their children.

by Art Moore

October 23, 2003

Refutes 'socialization' concerns posed by thinkers in academia

76 percent of homeschool graduates surveyed between the ages of 18 to 24 voted within the last five years, compared to only 29 percent of the corresponding U.S. population. <br><br>"Homeschooling will tend to develop students with strong independent thinking and critical-mindedness," he said.

El Humbre Dumbo

by Karen Rice

October 29, 2003

We all know it's there.

<strong>Eye Off The Wall</strong> presents this shocking expose of the inside of a homeschool family domicile. Not for the feeble minded, dim witted, or faint of heart. This is not a pretty site.

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."

World Net Daily

by Diana Lynne

October 30, 2003

33 House members 'deeply offended' by 'biased' report

Congressman Todd Akin, R-Mo., who homeschooled -- and currently homeschools -- his five children spearheaded the effort. Akin's son, Perry, recently graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. <br><br>The letter points out what CBS left out of the report and questions its conclusion that more regulation over homeschooling is needed.