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by Mark Haslett

August 18, 2012

Some Texas Panhandle students already know what their classrooms are going to look like this fall. And those same students also have a pretty good idea who their teachers are going to be.

Home schooling is on the rise in Texas and in the Panhandle. "We have about 60,000 families statewide, and we estimate about twice that number are home-schooling in Texas," said Tim Lambert of the Texas Home School Coalition, a Lubbock-based advocacy organization for home-schooling families. Those numbers are up more than 10 perecent from last year, Lambert said.

by Ed Merritt

June 22, 2010

Barack Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos.

Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival.

American Chronicle

by Daniel Downs

April 3, 2007

Virtual charter schools offer the best of all worlds. They provide a public-secular curriculum and the benefits of both private and home-schooling.

They allow motivated parents full participation in their children's education, which in turn builds stronger family relations. Because virtual charter school programs are administered by certified teachers, they are a win-win situation for all public-secular concerns, but can it be proved? Do national or state achievement tests validate these claims?

American Chronicle

by Bill Haymin

October 4, 2006

The following questions and comments must be asked and said, even though it might be misunderstood, denied and attacked by many. It has been said in so many different ways already by a multitude of writers, researchers, educators, etc.

It has been said that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat their failures. But if one is to learn the moral lessons and examples that history teaches, that history needs to be taught in the first place!

American Chronicle

by Kim Anderson

December 9, 2005

When I was growing up, my generation was obsessed with personal fulfillment. This led many into self-destructive indulgences: promiscuity, drugs and loud, loutish demands for more of everything.

There were deaths resulting from over-indulgence, but very rarely did the youth of my day seek death for its own sake. That, it seems, has been left to this generation. In Pennsylvania last month, we read of a 18-year-old homeschooled youth, David Ludwig, shooting his girlfriend's parents. And just a few days ago, a second homeschooled youth, Patrick Armstrong, was arrested for killing a 14-year-old neighbor girl.

American Chronicle

by David M. Bresnahan

October 10, 2005

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA -- Kindergarten and preschool lesson plans are now available to homeschoolers and parents who want to help their children with early reading skills.

The program focuses on reading and writing skills. The lesson plans also inspire creativity and draw from a wide variety of subject areas from the traditional preschool and kindergarten curriculum.

American Free Press

by James P. Tucker, Jr.

September 20, 2009

A girl has been forced to attend public school by a judge who was concerned that she was a Christian who needed exposure to "world views."

As is true of properly homeschooled children, Amanda Kurowski was significantly ahead of her public school peers academically, but the court ruled her Christian faith was "too rigid." Amanda's "vigorous defense of her religious beliefs . . . suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view," said District Court Judge Lucinda V. Sadler.

August 24, 2015

Over a year ago, Atlanta's Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran wrote a book called Who Told You That You Were Naked?, which outlined his Christian faith.

The book was on shelves for a year before it was discovered, and now the Chief has been suspended from his position. According to Mayor Reed of Atlanta, the Chief was fired for writing the book without permission.

June 8, 2013

Absolutely no one I know is satisfied with the education their children are getting in public schools. But most of the people I talk to with young kids have two parents that work full time outside the house and are unable to homeschool their children.

As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools.

by Joel McDurmon

February 8, 2012

In a ruling last fall, Wisconsin judge Patrick Fiedler ruled against a family that produced raw milk. In his ruling, he held that the plaintiffs "operate a dairy farm," and thus had to comply with State law in that regard.

Much more disturbingly, however, Fiedler ruled that the plaintiffs had "no fundamental right" to consume foods of their choice, or even to "own a cow" and "consume milk from their own cow." In a clarification to his ruling, the judge wrote that the plaintiffs (and thus people in general)...