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 Title   Date   Author   Host 

Anchorage Daily News

by Megan Holland

September 17, 2009

If Alaska parents want to home-school their child, no paperwork needs to be filed, no phone call made. No one need be told.

As for the student, no specific subjects need to be studied, no number of hours need be logged behind a desk, no tests taken. Home-school advocates say the lack of reporting and regulation is the way it should be because it leaves parents free to make choices for the child.

Anchorage Daily News

September 15, 2009

Alaska has some of the most lax home-schooling laws in the nation, according to a report in Sunday's Daily News.

Home schooling can be a highly effective option for educated, motivated parents who have the time and expertise to handle such a profound responsibility. However, our home-schooling laws are so lax, parents don't even have to notify the state that they have a school-age child whom they are educating at home, let alone show that their children are actually learning anything.

Anderson Independent Mail

by Kate Walker

May 5, 2010

The teen department of the Anderson County Library System has announced its schedule of events for May.

A "Teen Crafternoon" from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 6 will feature making glass marble magnets. There will be an open Guitar Hero session from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on May 13. Homeschool students are invited to bring their lunches and visit the library from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 19.

by Andrew Sullivan

February 23, 2012

"The New Homeschoolers" are not really that new. Change a couple of names, numbers, and dates, and Taylor and Goldstein's articles on homeschooling could have come right out of a print magazine from the mid-1990s...

by Angela Mills

April 3, 2016

A while back, I saw a photo on Pinterest that said, Stop doing things for your children that they can do for themselves. With it was a picture of a girl having her hair and teeth brushed by her mom.

Being the naturally insecure, everything I do is probably wrong woman that I am, I shuddered a little. I brush my ten year old's hair. Like, almost every night. She can do it herself, but often times she brings me her brush and asks me to. At bedtime, she'll hop on my bed, or I'll hop on hers, and I'll brush out the knots out while we chat and giggle.

September 3, 2013

Instead of getting rid of the pesticides that are killing the bees, the ag industry wants to create a big new market for high-fructose corn syrup. Action Alert!

Since 2006, up to 40% of the bee colonies in the US have suffered Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which honeybees die, disoriented, far from their hives. The honeybee pollinates a third of all the food we eat and contributes an estimated $15 billion in annual agriculture revenue to the US economy alone. Fresh fruits and vegetables, in particular, would simply not exist without honeybees.

March 19, 2013

Last week we sent an emergency email to our subscribers about a terrible biotech rider attached to the big must-pass Appropriations bill that would let GMO crops be planted even when a court has ordered a stop.

Since last week, the Senate has been debating a Continuing Resolution (CR) for the big Appropriations funding bill (H.R. 933). Sen. Tester (D-MT) and three colleagues introduced an amendment to strike the biotech rider. Yesterday the Senate voted (63-35) to end debate on its version of the CR. They narrowly met this margin-60 votes are required to end debate on a bill. And unfortunately, the GMO rider is still in this final version of the bill. The Tester amendment to remove the language was not included in the final agreement to proceed and sadly will not voted on.

March 12, 2013

Aspartame is already allowed in your kids' milk. Now they want to erase it from the labels. Action Alert!

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) are petitioning the FDA to let them remove any reference to non-nutritive sweeteners, mainly aspartame, from milk labels in school lunches. They claim-in one of the most spectacular failures of logic we've ever seen-that not labeling the milk "promotes honesty and fair-dealing in the interest of consumers." Huh?

Ann Arbor

by Carly Parker

May 18, 2010

The halls are alive at the Student Theater Arts Complex on U of M's south campus. Ten musicians, 16 crew, 38 cast members and several parent volunteers sing, paint and sew to prepare for the infamous "Do-Re-Mi" scene during dress rehearsals.

The Explorers Homeschool Association was formed by parent and current administrator Patti Cousino as a Christian co-op for homeschooling parents to share resources - particularly in subjects difficult to pull off in the home - including drama. The Explorer's production of The Sound of Music opens at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, in Ann Arbor on Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m.

by Annette M. Hall

October 25, 2005

Have you ever read something so irrational that you just kept shaking your head and couldn't seem to stop? My head is still shaking from disbelief at the incredible ignorance of some people.

Homeschooling is nothing new, it has been around as long as people have populated the planet. The very idea that a public school with all it's bells and whistles, stop watches, administrators and the tidal wave of strangers influencing our children, is better for children than being taught by good 'ole mom and pop is sheer nonsense.