Posts Tagged ‘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

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: Propaganda Has Been Effective

It seems it is dreadfully difficult for most Americans to remember, understand, and apply the history of the past 300 or so years. After 30 years of the modern homeschool movement, always-present private institutional schools, and the largely home-based education children experienced in what is now the United States from 1700 to 1900, the cry for the “common experience of public school” – and against homeschooling – still rattles around the country, on blogs, and in academic journal articles.

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