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
LAF/BW Editor’s note: Just as an aside, making sure kids fit in a box isn’t really the best ambition. But this is still worth reading one mother’s frustration with government schooling. The tally of reasons why you should homeschool just went up in Florida. Editor’s note: More than 150,000 people have read a posting byLynne Rigby, a 40-year-old Seminole County mother of five children, on … Continue reading Why I’m pulling my kids out of public school
As states across the country grapple with the controversial ‘Common Core’ educational guidelines, many Christian homeschooling families and organizations are leading the charge against the standards, asserting that they threaten parents’ rights to educate their children. Several states—including Texas, Virginia, Indiana, Oklahoma, and, most recently, Louisiana—have all taken steps to partially or completely opt out of the Common Core curriculum. The nationalized Common Core standards … Continue reading Christian Homeschooling Families Lead Fight Against ‘Common Core’ Standards
As Common Core champions like Jeb Bush, Bill Gates, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce continue to attack parents, teachers, and taxpayers for what they claim are “myths” spread about the centralized standards initiative, many parents across the nation are not convinced. They are refusing to subject their children to the stress, pressure, and confusion associated with the Common Core by opting out of the assessments … Continue reading More Parents Choose Homeschooling Due To Common Core
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
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
About fourteen years ago, my athletic, top-of-his-class and popular son came to me and blew me away with an unexpected question. As it turned out, he was battling an emotional turmoil, and the only way he could see out was to be homeschooled. Here’s what was going down. The kids his age (7th grade) were starting to dabble in marijuana, alcohol and promiscuity. He did … Continue reading Mom, Will You Homeschool Me?
Homeschooling parents were recently shocked when the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) not once, but twice attempted to curb the liberty of parents to choose what is in the best interest of their children. Continue reading “Western Cape Attacks Homeschoolers”
A proposal by a state senator in Ohio, Cafri Cafaro, a Democrat, would require every homeschooling parent in Ohio to be investigated – and approved of – by various social services agencies before they would be allowed to teach their own children. And officials with the Home School Legal Defense Association say it is the “worst-ever homeschool law proposed.” “SB 248 is breathtakingly onerous in its scope,” says a report assembled … Continue reading Democrat: Investigate Every Homeschool Parent
Christian Schools and Public Schools
The Nehemiah Institute has conducted the PEERS Worldview test on kids from Christian families for over 25 years. Year after year, these “Christian” kids attending “Christian” schools and Public schools test lower and lower on the worldview scale. They have less adherence to a Christian worldview and more adherence to a secular humanist worldview. The only group registering any improvement are homeschooled children. Dan Smithwick has been faithfully administering this test, and witnessing the destruction of the Christian faith amongst our young people. The problem is severe, and Christian churches and families should take note, or there will be few Christians left in another ten years.
Swanson: There is a concerted effort friends, on the part of very smart, very powerful men, intellectuals, and political movers and shakers that control the national education association and other very very powerful organizations that will turn your children into apostates, that will be sure that your children will abandon the faith and will be secularists by the year 2020 or 2025. And of course I detail some of those strategies in my book Apostate: The Men Who Destroyed The Christian West. But what we’re seeing here is the true effect of these men’s work and it’s pretty impressive what they have done.
Smithwick: I like to say that the PEERS Chart showed how successful these men were because this is what they wanted to have happen. Going back to John Dewy, this is exactly what John Dewy wanted, a de-Christianized classroom and now we’ve given that to him. Continue reading “Study Shows Christian Kids Becoming Secular Humanists”