Category: Our Government

Podcast: White House Threatens Home School Rights

Freedoms Cracking?

The White House has questioned home school freedoms by rejecting its status as a “fundamental right.”. Mike Smith, president of HSLDA, explains the implications of this position on this edition of Generations.

Listen to this time-sensitive and critical interview at this link: White House Threatens Home School Rights

Video: HSLDA Celebrates 30 years of defending homeschool freedom

As we look back on 30 years of defending homeschool freedom, it evokes poignant memories of family milestones: The moment of realizing that homeschooling was just what a child needed. That exhilarating first day of bravely stepping out on a different path than everyone else. The joy of seeing children learn, grow, and graduate . . . and even start homeschooling their own children.

HSLDA Celebrates 30 Years of Defending Homeschool Freedom

Podcast: CANADA STEPS UP PERSECUTING CHRISTIANS

Supreme Court is Unanimous!

In a historically-significant move, Canada’s Supreme Court voted unanimously to persecute Christians who speak against “sin” as defined by the Bible. No surprise here. But this will profoundly reshape the last few Christian churches in that country. Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner discuss the church’s response to the Christian apostasy in the West.

Canada Steps Up Persecuting Christians

Article: German Homeschool Case May Impact U.S. Homeschool Freedom

An important article from HSLDA that we encourage every home schooler to read.

Sobering Thoughts from the Romeike Case

By Michael Farris, J.D., LL.M.
HSLDA Founder and Chairman

http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/2013/201302110.asp

Article: Are Homeschoolers More or Less Violent?

Occasionally a news outlet makes it a point to associate a teen’s schooling type with his evil behavior. My experience is that you will (almost?) never see a headline that reads “Public-school teen shoots a peer” or “Public-school teen rapes neighbor girl.” Several days ago, however, the world was faced with “New Mexico homeschooled teen … accused of murdering family.”[note 1]

If you read the Internet for news, it seems that so many tragic stories are right in front of your face and on your mind. It appears evil is ubiquitous and you must worry all the time. And if you are part of a minority group – for example, homeschooling – then you might feel extra-sensitive or defensive about your group.

A news story like the one out of New Mexico begs the question, Are homeschoolers more or less violent than others?

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Article: Is Your Child Coal or a Soul?

How should one refer to children? As “resources”? Or as “humans,” who are distinct from both diamonds and siamangs?

In one of my recent articles,[1] I referred to a piece by academics Acker, Gray, Jalali, and Pascal in which they acted as if U.S. case law were God.[2] Another issue arises in their article that is commonly found in writings, both academic and lay. The basic thesis is that children and young adults, pre-school through college, are resources to be measured, analyzed, tended, and managed by the government and State-run school systems.

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