Business Insider: Homeschooler Wins $20k in Math Competition Aired on ESPN

Thirteen-year-old Luke Robitaille was named the 2017 Raytheon Mathcounts National Champion, beating a field of 224 to take home the top prize. The competition aired live on ESPN3 on Monday, May 15, at 10 a.m. ET. Robitaille, a seventh grade home school student from Euless, Texas, answered the following question correctly to win….Read the rest here. Continue reading Business Insider: Homeschooler Wins $20k in Math Competition Aired on ESPN

AV: The most important election of our lifetimes

I write this little exposé because after yesterday’s article, some people reacted with abject panic: “then what do we do! One of these two is going to end up in the White House! SCOTUS justices are at stake! Hillary hates America! But Trump’s so bad! What do we do! This could be the most important election ever!” This panic suggests these readers have little sense … Continue reading AV: The most important election of our lifetimes

American Vision: Public school puff-piece blows up in conservative ministry’s face

OneNewsNow.com, a news arm of the American Family Association, published a post-Obergefell article puffing the need to send Christian children into public schools. They got Baptist megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress to blurb it for them. Big venue, big topic, big issue, big name, high stakes—and it comes complete with a reader poll: “What educational environment is best for the children of Christians?” The piece lures readers … Continue reading American Vision: Public school puff-piece blows up in conservative ministry’s face

Baucham: Top Five Reasons Not To Send Your Kids Back To Public School

Anyone who has kept up with my blog knows that I am no fan of government education. I have made it a point to carry The Continuing Collapse on a regular basis, and I try to make biblical, philosophical and theological arguments in favor of Christian education as often as possible. However, I recognize the obstacles those of us on my side of the street … Continue reading Baucham: Top Five Reasons Not To Send Your Kids Back To Public School

New Study: Early Academics Not Good For Kids

URBANA – A University of Illinois professor is stirring havoc among early childhood education advocates with a new study that debunks the popular belief that earlier formal education is better. Furthermore, the report maintains that a narrow academic curriculum does not recognize the innate inquisitiveness of young children and ultimately fails to address the way they learn. The report, “Lively Minds: Distinctions between academic versus … Continue reading New Study: Early Academics Not Good For Kids

[Obama is] painting a picture of how he’d like to expand the administrative state to include government pre-school. Because public schools are doing such a good job generally. Anyway, he then took an absolutely bizarre swipe against stay-at-home mothers: “Sometimes, someone, usually Mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her … Continue reading

Fundamentally Afraid

By Daniel Gardner over there.

Fundamentally afraid

Parents, are your children cowered into becoming frightened poster-boys of your ideology? Know this: fear eventually wears off. And when it does, they will search for sure footing and find none. They’ll wish you had been honest, upfront and gracious about truth, instead of focusing so much on fear.

Fear is appropriate when it walks alongside truth. But when it replaces truth, fear becomes an instrument of abuse, distortion, and resentment.

A child who is warned regarding electrical outlets will know both fear and truth. This is healthy. But a child who is threatened with monster stories, will one day discover the truth on her own and throw all caution to the wind. Her reckless abandon will be proportional to the fear once ingrained in her.

Children with fear complexes grow up with serious misconceptions. Continue reading “Fundamentally Afraid”

Homeschooling Clampdown in Northern Ireland

LAF  and HEdNI, Home Educators of Northern Ireland, are reaching out to our readership today in the hopes that we can help make a difference for homeschoolers on the other side of the pond. Please take a minute to find out what is happening with a new sweeping policy and sign the petition to help parents maintain their parental rights. Support Home Educators of Northern … Continue reading Homeschooling Clampdown in Northern Ireland

A Shift in the Homeschool Movement

I have had a unique viewpoint in the homeschooling movement since 1978 when my mother started homeschooling my sister and me. The modern-day Christian homeschooling movement began in 1983, so I’ve literally seen just about everything that has ever happened in this sub-culture (for better or worse!). In 1988, my mother began publishing the national magazine, Home School Digest, which is the nation’s longest-running Christian home … Continue reading A Shift in the Homeschool Movement

Five Reasons Not to Put Your Children in Public School

Every bit of this is remedied by homeschooling. Can be done and has been done and done well. If when you look around you see the norm and this article describes it, it’s time to start looking elsewhere. If you’re unfamiliar with homeschooling, how to make the transition from public school, worried about the outcome and how to handle it, well there are plenty of … Continue reading Five Reasons Not to Put Your Children in Public School