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 Title   Date   Author   Host

by Erik Barajas

January 9, 2012

Forbes Magazine recently released its list of the most influential and inspirational people in the country under 30, and a 17-year-old from The Woodlands is on it.

"Originally, inventing was something I did just for fun, it was something that I enjoyed. But once I learned that most of the world lives in poverty, I wanted to do something about that," he said. Javier is home schooled, something his parents decided to do because of their own educational experiences.

by Abc News

May 28, 2012

After an ABC News investigation detailing the use of a cheap meat filler, finely textured lean beef, commonly called pink slime, which is in 70 percent of the ground beef sold at supermarkets.

"BLBT (Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings) is a sustainable product because it recovers lean meat that would otherwise be wasted," he said in a statement. However, the substance, critics said, is more like gelatin than meat, and before Beef Products Inc. found a way to use it by disinfecting the trimmings with ammonia it was sold only to dog food or cooking oil suppliers.

April 22, 2013

While most of the education debate in the state Capitol this year has been on how to improve teachers and enhance schools, some Iowa lawmakers are focused on a very different educational goal - seeking to reduce regulations for homeschooling families.

Language added to an education bill passed in the Republican-controlled state House in February would remove oversight for some households that homeschool their children. The proposals could complicate negotiations as House Republicans try to reach a compromise with the Democratic-controlled Senate on overall school funding and an education overhaul plan from Gov. Terry Branstad.

About My Area (UK)

September 19, 2009

Our data demonstrates that school going children are more likely to suffer child abuse and neglect than electively home educated children, which directly contradicts Mr Badman's alleged findings.

Local home educators in Dagenham reacted angrily to the news that the DCSF has granted Graham Badman extra time to gather 'evidence' for the Select Committee Inquiry into his report on Elective Home Education in England, in which he controversially claimed that home educated children are at greater risk of abuse than schooled children.


by Chiara Zambrano

June 17, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - While millions of students are trooping to schools this week as the school year starts, some students stay right at home to attend classes.

This is homeschooling, an alternative style of education, where parents assume the role of teachers. At the home of Tina Lim, her children Hannah, grade 3, and Naomi, grade 1, need not wear uniforms or go through traffic to reach school. Their classroom is right inside the house.

by Brandon Turbeville

April 5, 2012

Because of the rise of gadgets which are connected and controlled by apps, intelligence agencies will no longer need to place spy devices inside your home - you will do it for them.

He also added, "the latter now going to cloud computing, in many areas greater and greater supercomputing, and, ultimately heading to quantum computing." Of course, it is well-known that the CIA or any other government agency is admitting to such a level of capability, the truth is that this technology has been available for many years, even tested and perfected long before the first hints were given to the general public.

by Anthony Freda Art

March 23, 2012

It seems big changes are all around our country now; things like globalization, the economic crisis, and our "war on terror". I have to ask myself why the war on terror is stealing our chances of living as free people, in a free country.

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 has destroyed three of the ten guarantees of your liberty as stated in the United States Constitution's Bill of Rights. Any U.S. citizen can now be arrested by the U.S. military while inside the U.S. and can be permanently jailed with no charges, no right to a trial, and no lawyer to assist with a defense.

Acton Institute PowerBlog

by Kevin Schmiesing

March 7, 2008

As many PowerBlog readers will be aware, homeschooling is an educational choice that increasing numbers of parents are making.

Once a fringe activity operating under the radar of the law, over the course of the last 30 years it has practically gone mainstream. No one has precise numbers (the government can't track them!), but everyone agrees that the number of homeschooled children in the US has long passed the one million mark.

by Kevin E. Schmiesing, PH.D.

April 21, 2005

Last month, Catholics in the Detroit area were shocked by the news that 8 of the region's Catholic high schools were slated to close.

The announcement adds to a growing trend: 136 Catholic schools across the country were shuttered in 2004. In part, these closings are simply reflective of the ebb and flow of demographics. Meanwhile, new suburban schools are being built, and many have waiting lists.

Adelaide Now (AU)

by Andrew Fenton

September 16, 2008

A group of home-schooled students from the Adelaide Hills will make their film-making debut as part of the Little Big Shots Film Festival.

The five students, aged between 10 and 14 years, made "We're Homeschooled!" which explores the myths and realities of non-traditional education.