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The Sandstorm: California’s Children Are Property Of The State

The Sandstorm: California’s Children Are Property Of The State

Author: Larry Sand California has a long history of “firsts.” The Golden State was home to the first computer, the first movie theater and importantly, the first Martini. Sadly, the state is now leading the nation in abusing children. For starters, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a vaccine mandate last week for students age 12 and […]

It’s Time To End Government-Run Schooling

It’s Time To End Government-Run Schooling

by Larry Sand The National Center for Education Statistics recently published K-12 enrollment data for the 2020–21 school year, and it showed a 3% drop – about 1.5 million kids from the previous year. With a total k–12 enrollment of about 51 million students in the U.S., that equates to a loss of 1.5 million children. The […]

Millions of families chose homeschooling during pandemic

Millions of families chose homeschooling during pandemic

Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)   Home-based education is surging in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic and now a longtime advocate for homeschooling says the positive feedback from parents is promising. The China-born virus that shuttered Main Street stores and shut down assembly lines more than a year ago also meant students fled their classrooms, too, […]

Growth of the Pod

Growth of the Pod

    By Larry Sand The public education establishment is losing customers as more parents take charge of how their kids learn amid the pandemic. Homeschoolers are a bête noire for teachers’ unions. When children learn at home, it translates to less control, money, and power for the public education complex. The National Education Association […]

Homeschooling grows as parents exit public schools

Homeschooling grows as parents exit public schools

By Michael Hernandez DENVER—Homeschooling is growing as parents exit public schools according to three education experts sharing in a panel on “Who Runs Our Schools” at the Western Conservative Summit on Oct. 10. “Three percent of families identify as homeschooling right now. It is projected to grow to six to 10 percent of all families […]

Curriculum and Beyond | Homeschooling advice from Deb Deffinbaugh, founder of Timberdoodle

Curriculum and Beyond | Homeschooling advice from Deb Deffinbaugh, founder of Timberdoodle

BY BARBARA DANZA If you’re a homeschooler who has spent any time online looking for curriculum resources and tools, you’ve likely come across the company Timberdoodle. This family-owned and -operated purveyor of resources offers pre-assembled curriculum kits along with a la carte offerings for homeschooling families. I asked founder Deb Deffinbaugh for her insights on choosing curriculum and homeschooling […]

Jump in Homeschooling Anticipated as Schools Restrict Options

Jump in Homeschooling Anticipated as Schools Restrict Options

BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON WASHINGTON—As public schools continue to choose virtual education models, parents are reaching out to homeschool organizations to research other options. In Virginia, more than 44,000 children are already homeschooled, but it’s possible that number will dramatically increase this school year, according to Yvonne Bunn of the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV). In […]

Back to School? ‘No Thanks’ Say Millions of New Homeschooling Parents

Back to School? ‘No Thanks’ Say Millions of New Homeschooling Parents

  BY KERRY MCDONALD Next month marks the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year in several US states, and pressure is mounting to reopen schools even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Florida, for example, is now considered the nation’s No. 1 hot spot for the virus; yet on July 6, the state’s education commissioner issued an executive […]

The CDC’s Guidelines for Back-to-School Under COVID Sound Traumatizing

The CDC’s Guidelines for Back-to-School Under COVID Sound Traumatizing

BY KERRY MCDONALD When schools reopen in the US amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they will be even more restrictive than they already were. Schools have long controlled students’ movements and imposed constraints on where they can go, when, and with whom. With virus concerns, those controls will increase in quantity and intensity. NPR recently proclaimed that “disruption from the pandemic […]

Homeschooling, COVID-19 are The 2020 Panel topics at 5 p.m. Thursday

Homeschooling, COVID-19 are The 2020 Panel topics at 5 p.m. Thursday

Senior Pastor Carl Broggi from Beaufort, South Carolina and Dr. Karladine Graves, a high-profile medical doctor who has been providing information and advice to the White House on COVID-19 and other issues are the guests for a national zoom call at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 21 with a panel of leading experts assembled for a […]

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