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  • Christian Homeschoolers Are Propelling America’s Hottest New Sport To New Heights

    10/23/2023 8:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/23/2023 | Tristan Justice
    Homeschooling is now a driving force behind one of the fastest-growing sports in America: Ninja Warrior.While American physical education programs demonstrably fail the nation’s K-12 students, Christian homeschoolers have found an alternative that’s proven far more effective. The result is that homeschooling is now a driving force behind one of the fastest-growing sports in America: Ninja Warrior.Since 2009, NBC has broadcast a U.S. version of the Japanese sports reality show “Sasuke” as “American Ninja Warrior.” The dynamic obstacles require a level of skilled athleticism far beyond the basic programming of K-12 gymnasiums. The courses’ difficulties have made both the triumphs...
  • HSLDA Fights to Keep Romeike Family in the US

    09/24/2023 12:38:08 PM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Global Newswire ^ | September 19, 2023 | Staff
    Purcellville, VA, Sept. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Purcellville, VA—Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), the largest homeschool advocacy group in the United States, continues to defend Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their seven children as they seek the freedom to homeschool their children in the United States—a freedom that is severely curtailed in their native land of Germany. On Sept. 6, 2023, the Romeikes were told during a routine check-in at their local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office that they had four weeks to secure passports and return to Germany. The news came without warning, and with no...
  • Save Homeschool Refugees from Being Shipped Back to their Persecutors

    09/21/2023 1:53:08 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 26 replies
    ...The Romeikes are a homeschool family forced to flee Germany. They were being persecuted because of their religious conviction that they should be the ones directing their children’s education. In 2013, in the face of overwhelming public pressure to grant them asylum, the Obama administration granted the Romeikes an “indefinitely deferred action status.” This has allowed them to live and work in the United States for the last 10 years, without fear of deportation. Then in September 2023, without any prior warning or explanation, the Romeikes were told that they are being deported, and have four weeks to obtain passports...
  • Nick Freitas - Woke Schooling, Identity Crisis, National Divorce and Parenting Advice | SRS #75

    09/18/2023 1:34:40 PM PDT · by Chode ^ | 9/18/2023 | Shawn Ryan Show
    Premiere in progress. Started 3 hours ago Shawn Ryan Show Podcast This week on SRS we're diving into all things society & culture with Former Green Beret and Virginia State Delegate Nick Freitas. Shawn and Nick discuss the shifting political climate across the country as "woke culture" creates unintended targets. Freitas lays out the changing value structure of the modern family and how missing fathers are affecting the growth and success of America's youth. Shawn and Nick also touch on the epidemic of mass shootings that have become the new normal for the United States. If you're struggling to make...
  • New audiobook release: History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution Vol. 1, by Mercy Otis Warren

    08/21/2023 2:51:17 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | 8/21/2023
    Two completed audio books in one month, its so exciting. A contemporary three-volume history of the American Revolution written with an Enlightenment tone that covers the background of the era spanning the crisis caused by the Stamp Act in 1765 to the closing of the establishment of the Constitution in 1789. Warren's book carries a strong Republican viewpoint as she comprehensively guides the reader through the events as they unfolded around her. - Summary by progressingamerica schools want to teach your kids falsehoods about the American Revolution. (In some instances, schools will ignore American history in total) With this,...
  • Question for homeschoolers

    07/21/2023 4:43:49 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 53 replies
    July 21, 2023 | jonty30
    When you homeschool, how do you break up the work? Do you study the entire years of math, for example before moving onto another topic, or do you spend an hour a day per topic until you've completed a normal day or do you follow the school schedule? I'm just curious. I don't have plans to homeschool anybody.
  • Vanishing Families, Shrinking Schools

    07/18/2023 6:00:05 AM PDT · by CFW · 17 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7/17/23 | Steve Malanga
    Public school districts in large cities, many facing budget squeezes from plunging enrollments driven by parental discontent over Covid-19 policies, are unlikely to find relief anytime soon. The latest census data show that families with the preschool-age children who would form the next generation of students are abandoning cities, especially big ones, at unprecedented levels. The combination of outmigration and a slowdown in births is thus accelerating a trend that emerged even before Covid: cities with fewer and fewer children as a percentage of the overall population. Though the trend is most pronounced in states where population growth has lagged,...
  • The ABCs of Survival: Safety Tips for Every Kid

    06/29/2023 11:16:49 AM PDT · by EaglesNestHome · 10 replies
    Enjoyable Learning ^ | 6/29/2023 | EaglesNestHome
    I am currently posting free excerpts from The ABCs of Survival: Safety Tips for Every Kid, Including Students with Special Needs (ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, and More) (Educational Elephant’s Guide), at
  • Public School Teachers 100 Times More Likely To Abuse Kids Than Catholic Priests

    06/01/2023 9:05:40 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 25 replies
    Go2Tutors ^ | June 2022 | By JESSICA MARIE BAUMGARTNER |
    New data shows that teachers are more likely to abuse kids than Catholic Priests, shining light on a disturbing growing trend in public schools. As sexual abuse by teachers continues to rise, parents and students grow more concerned about the health and well-being of their families. The public education system has embraced grooming techniques that normalize sexual behavior and sexuality in children as young as pre-school. Middle schoolers are now avidly taught about masturbation in class, while pornographic books remain in some public schools for the sake of “diversity & inclusion.” It’s enough to make anyone wonder if this material...
  • Why Did They Kill the Things They Love?

    05/08/2023 5:47:31 PM PDT · by lightman · 38 replies
    epoch times ^ | 8 May A.D. 2023 | Jeffrey Tucker
    There are several features of the pandemic policy response that still astonish me. It does not surprise me that bureaucrats couldn’t suppress, control, much less eradicate, a respiratory virus by scrapping the Bill of Rights. What I cannot get over is all the ways that the response ended up achieving the opposite of what it was supposed to do. The planners, mostly of the Progressive left perspective, ended up totally discrediting the very things they have heretofore championed. What they did was unbearably idiotic even when judged by whether and to what extent they bolstered the institutions they had previously...
  • Elementary school teachers accused of forcing 7-year-old special education student to eat own vomit with spoon as others watched

    04/28/2023 6:57:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 28, 2023 | NEWS PAUL SACCA
    Two Indiana school teachers have been accused of forcing a 7-year-old special education student to eat his own vomit, according to police. Reprehensible accusations have come to light against two educators at the Brown Elementary School in Brownsburg, Indiana. The two educators with the Brownsburg Community School Corp. are accused of abusing a 7-year-old during class. On April 20, the Brownsburg Police Department said its detectives found evidence of abuse of a 7-year-old male attending the Brown Elementary School in its Life Skills program. Brown Elementary Life Skills Teacher Sara Seymour, 27, and Brown Elementary Life Skills Instructional Aide Debra...
  • Mom rejects school's belated apology for teacher's 'hooker' game: 'Not good enough'

    03/20/2023 10:08:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2023 | Bailee Hill
    Texas middle school students were asked to pose as 'seducing hookers' in a role-playing game ... A Texas mother rejected an apology from her daughter's former school as "not good enough" after it took months for officials to notify parents about a teacher's "hooker" role-playing game played with students. Laura Maria Gruber pulled her seventh grader out of KIPP Poder Academy in San Antonio after learning she was "absolutely grossed out" when her teacher had the class play a rock, paper, scissors alternative, prompting some to pose as "seducing hookers." Gruber told "Fox & Friends First" Monday she appealed to...
  • Former 'woke' Latina mom pulls her 13-year-old daughter out of Texas school after she was asked to play 'seducing hooker' game with fellow middle-schoolers as part of 'team building' exercise

    03/18/2023 10:19:37 PM PDT · by algore · 39 replies
    A mother from Texas who describes herself as a former 'woke' liberal pulled her 13-year-old daughter out of school after she found out she had been asked to play the role of a 'seducing hooker' in a game in her seventh-grade classroom. Laura Maria Gruber, 45, had sent her daughter to KIPP Poder Academy in San Antonio. The school's website claims to celebrate 'diversity, equity, and inclusion.' Gruber pulled her teenage daughter out of the school after she found out her teacher got students in her classroom to play a game known as 'Bear-Hooker-Hunter' - a kind of adult version...
  • New audiobook release: Children's book of patriotic stories: The spirit of '76 by Dickinson and Dickinson

    03/03/2023 1:16:05 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 1 replies
    Just released: Children's book of patriotic stories: The spirit of '76 by Dickinson and Dickinson is a book that should be helpful for those of you working in the field of homeschooling. textNote: I was not involved in any aspect of the nomination nor creation of this audiobook. I just know who benefits most from it's creation.
  • Christian teacher loses job after refusing to deceive parents on kids' gender transitions: 'From the devil'

    02/16/2023 3:29:47 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2023 | Hannah Grossman |
    Jessica Tapia went into teaching because of how 'amazing it would be to be a light to [kids] coming from very rough homes like I did when I was a child' ... A California teacher, who lost her job after refusing to comply with a California district's gender policies, citing Christian beliefs, is blowing the whistle on the expectations she felt as a teacher to not only hide students' gender transitions from parents, but also to keep them in the dark through lying. ... In a notice under Superintendent Trenton Hansen's letterhead, reviewed by Fox News Digital, the district said...
  • Parents Rein In ‘Rogue’ Sex Education in Michigan Schools

    02/12/2023 3:26:05 PM PST · by CFW · 2 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 2/12/23 | Steven Kovac
    LEXINGTON, Michigan—Long-standing Michigan laws have become a new weapon for a group of aspiring education reformers seeking to guard school children in the state against what they call “illegal hyper-sexualization” and other “woke” teachings. Activists concerned about what they were seeing in the state’s public schools recently formed a non-profit, non-partisan organization they call the Great Schools Initiative (GSI). They aim to help parents keep children from being exposed to teachings about gender change, sexual practices, and other concepts that they believe are harmful.
  • What's the Hold-up (Idaho)

    02/03/2023 9:43:23 AM PST · by CFW · 2 replies
    Gemstate-Substack ^ | 1/30/23 | Brian Almond
    Today marks the start of week four of the 2023 legislative session. Perhaps it is just because I am paying closer attention this year, but it really seems like the system is moving at a snail’s pace. Perhaps it is also because other states are leaving us in the dust when it comes to education reform. Governors Kim Reynolds of Iowa and Spencer Cox of Utah signed legislation last week to make money follow students instead of systems. Meanwhile, our conservative legislators are struggling to get our own school choice bill heard before a committee. What’s the holdup? Why is...
  • Lessons in Preferred Pronouns Should Start in Pre-K, Largest Teachers Union Says

    02/01/2023 6:22:50 AM PST · by massmike · 35 replies ^ | 02/01/2023 | Elizabeth Troutman
    The nation’s largest teachers union recommends that educators begin teaching the concepts of preferred personal pronouns and gender identity starting in pre-kindergarten. "When you look at elementary school students, many people think they are too young to talk about pronouns,” said panelist Matthew Powell, a member of the National Education Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, during a webinar last summer. “However, by asking students their [preferred] pronouns at a young age,” Powell added, so-called education support professionals “can make room for students who may be exploring gender identity and show everyone [that] gender identity should not just be...
  • Universities are lowering expectations for pandemic-era students

    01/24/2023 9:50:45 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 23, 2023 | Shelby Kearns
    As students recover from a ‘hangover from virtual high school,’ some Pittsburgh-area universities are responding with shorter tests and looser policies around attendance and deadlines. Some instructors lower expectations for students’ mental health and as a response to generational differences, but others say that continuing remote learning habits does a disservice to students. ... Recent interviews with students and instructors in the Pittsburgh area reveal that some colleges and universities responded to the pandemic by lowering expectations. A PublicS ource article described a “hangover from virtual high school” at Point Park University, the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), and other Pittsburgh...
  • Why Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Mother Refused to Send Her Small Children to Germany's Public Schools

    01/03/2023 8:49:44 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    FEE ^ | January 3, 2023 | Jon Miltimore
    Paula Bonhoeffer saw the risks of educating her small, impressionable children in the state’s schools. ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), the German theologian who was hanged in April 1945 by the Nazis for spying on and opposing Hitler’s regime. .... Eric Metaxas’ biography of the Christian martyr—Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Spy—... time to learn more about the man who defied Hitler and paid with his life. ... Metaxas’ work offers a penetrating look into Bonhoeffer’s life, mind, faith, and family. Bonhoeffer was not the only remarkable person in his family. Karl and Paula Bonhoeffer—Bonhoeffer’s parents—brought eight children into the world in the...