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  • Homeschooling Skyrocketed In 2020, As Much As 700 Percent In Some States

    06/01/2021 10:37:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 1, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    Since public schools are spectacularly successful leftist recruitment centers, weakening public attachment to them through lockdowns was a dangerous move for Democrats.Between May and October 2020, homeschooling more than doubled among U.S. households with school-age children, from 5.4 percent that spring to 11.1 percent that fall, according to new Census Bureau data. Black and Hispanic Americans were the most likely to switch to homeschooling, while white and Asian Americans were the least likely. This could be due to the fact that African-American children are the most likely to be financially locked into poor-quality school districts, or that black Americans have...
  • Cultural Collision: “Comprehensive” Sex Ed Passed in Illinois Senate

    05/22/2021 9:56:21 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 17 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 5/21/2021 | Dave Smith
    Our Springfield snollygosters are working tenaciously to provide Christian parents with a plethora of reasons to abandon government schools in Illinois. On Thursday afternoon (May 20th), the Illinois Senate took up and debated another “comprehensive” sex education bill (SB 818) that so-called “progressives” and their evil allies–Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and Equality Illinois–are using to indoctrinate children starting in kindergarten.
  • Opinions On Homeschooling Have Changed (for the better) During The Pandemic

    03/21/2021 9:57:54 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 9, 2021 | Mike McShane
    It was one year ago when school buildings began to shutter and students retreated to their homes to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus. While not technically homeschooling (they were still enrolled in their school and working on curriculum prescribed by teachers, not their parents), many families got a hint of what homeschooling might feel like, and how the dynamics of their family might change were they to educate their children at home. If you only looked at social media, you would think it a complete disaster. Numerous posts on Twitter and Facebook decrying how unprepared and overwhelmed...
  • Parents’ Education Proves No Barrier to Homeschooling Success: Expert

    02/24/2021 7:48:37 PM PST · by tbw2 · 11 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 2/17/2021 | By Joshua Philipp and Victoria Kelly-Clark
    Parents’ education levels are no barrier to achieving homeschooling success an expert said as record numbers of American families turn to the alternative education pathway seeking a safer more stable learning environment for their children amidst the pandemic. Jeremy Newman, the Texas homeschool coalition’s public policy director, told The Epoch Times that it does not matter whether a parent has a GED or a Ph.D. Statistically, the homeschool parent’s education does not affect the outcomes of the students.
  • Parents Who Opt Out of Public Schools Don't Deserve Smears From Teachers Unions

    01/25/2021 4:30:04 PM PST · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 01/25/2021 | Daryl James and Erica Smith
    Union leaders shame parents, arguing that equity gaps will widen if parents pull their children out of public schools. Parents who bring their children together in small learning groups during the pandemic not only get labeled as eccentric, but also as segregationists guilty of promoting racial division in a nation with an ugly history of "separate but equal." The National Education Association lays out the talking point in a recent policy paper, and industry insiders have repeated the claim on dozens of platforms. Using loaded terms like "radical" and "unqualified," they have sounded the alarm about a massive parental revolt.
  • 5 times anti-Christian sentiment manifested on campus in 2020

    01/02/2021 8:12:16 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 1, 2021 | Benjamin Zeisloft
    Over the years, Campus Reform has reported on hundreds of instances of anti-Christian sentiment at American universities. Here are five of the worst instances from this year. 1. Harvard University. Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Bartholet called for a ban on homeschooling, decrying “conservative Christians” in the process. In a Harvard Gazette interview entitled “A warning on homeschooling,” Bartholet attributed rising interest in homeschooling to the “growth in the conservative evangelical movement,” stating that “conservative Christians” use the practice to “escape from the secular education in public schools,” after a failed effort “to have their children exempted from exposure to alternative...
  • US public school enrollment dips as virus disrupts education

    12/22/2020 3:47:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2020 | By KALYN BELSHA and GABRIELLE LaMARR LeMEE of Chalkbeat, and LEAH WILLINGHAM and LARRY FENN
    Fearful of sending her two children back to school as the coronavirus pandemic raged in Mississippi, Angela Atkins decided to give virtual learning a chance this fall. Almost immediately, it was a struggle. Their district in Lafayette County didn’t offer live instruction to remote learners, and Atkins’ fourth grader became frustrated with doing worksheets all day and missed interacting with teachers and peers. Her seventh grader didn’t receive the extra support he did at school through his special education plan — and started getting failing grades. After nine weeks, Atkins switched to home schooling. By taking her children off the...
  • Homeschooling More Than Doubled During the Pandemic

    12/07/2020 7:39:17 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 46 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | December 4, 2020 | Kerry McDonald
    Many families took one look at their school district’s remote or hybrid learning offerings this fall and said “no, thank you.” That’s the message gleaned from national and state-specific data on the surging number of homeschooled students this academic year. Prior to the pandemic and related school closures last spring, there were just under two million homeschoolers in the U.S., representing about 3.4 percent of the total K-12 school-age population. According to recent polling by Education Week, that percentage has more than doubled to nine percent this fall, or nearly five million homeschoolers. This estimate mirrors related polling from...
  • 195 Million Chinese Students Are In School. Why Aren’t Our Kids?

    11/28/2020 5:32:57 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2020 | Evita Duffy
    By Right now in China, 195 million students K-12 are learning in-person in Chinese public schools. Meanwhile, millions of American public school students are learning in a failed remote system that can’t even keep track of thousands of students who haven’t shown up for class all year. In 2018, 15-year-olds in dozens of countries participated in the triennial Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The PISA test measures reading ability, math and science literacy, and other key skills. American scores are decidedly unimpressive, with students scoring in the middle of the pack for all categories. Most frighteningly, China beats the...
  • France Moves to Ban Homeschooling in 2021

    10/09/2020 6:23:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/2/20 | Jeanne Smits
    France's president explicitly intends the move to stifle religious instruction of children.October 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — French president Emmanuel Macron announced on Friday morning that he intends to outlaw homeschooling for all children except those who have a health condition that would justify staying away from school. He also intends to step up control on private independent schools that receive no public funds, in particular through inspections on the curricula taught there, by more severely implementing a recent law that requires such schools to teach a “common core” defined by a high authority for education. The new law would come...
  • Thanks To Coronavirus Panic, 1 In 10 American Families Is Now Home-Schooling

    09/03/2020 6:21:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 09/03/2020 | Jayme Metzgar
    Gallup released the results of a new poll on K-12 education last week, reflecting the post-COVID-19 landscape. Entitled “K-12 Parents’ Satisfaction with Child’s Education Slips,” the summary buried the lede in the bullet points: “[P]ercentage of K-12 parents homeschooling this year has doubled, to 10%.” You read that right. Gallup’s data suggests that, since last year, the home-school community in America has doubled in size. One in every 10 families with school-age children is now home-schooling. The poll was careful not to conflate remote public-school instruction with true home-schooling. “Will your oldest child attend public, private, parochial, charter school —...
  • The History of Private Schools: How American Education Became a Political Battleground

    08/24/2020 4:06:06 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 20 replies ^ | 8/24*2020 | Sam Jacobs
    Public schools are so ubiquitous and ingrained in American culture that one could easily be forgiven for thinking that we, as a nation, have always had them. However, public schools are a relatively recent invention. Federal funding for public schools is a recent anomaly, dating back to the days of President Jimmy Carter. His successor, President Ronald Reagan, famously tried to dismantle the Department of Education to no avail. Public schools being an arm of the state are indoctrination centers. This becomes increasingly true as basic skills such as the old “three Rs” of “reading, writing and ‘rithmatic” are jettisoned...
  • BREAKING: Fresno County has filed an injunction to close Immanuel Schools, eight days after the private school in Reedley brought kids on campus in violation of state and county emergency orders.

    08/21/2020 6:57:40 PM PDT · by rintintin · 5 replies
    Corin Hoggard abc30 ^ | Aug 21 2020 | Corin Hoggard
    BREAKING: Fresno County has filed an injunction to close Immanuel Schools, eight days after the private school in Reedley brought kids on campus in violation of state and county emergency orders. More to come from @abc30 ...
  • Interest in homeschooling has 'exploded' amid pandemic

    08/12/2020 5:24:00 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    KTSP ^ | he Associated Press Created: August 12, 2020
    As parents nationwide prepare to help their children with more distance learning, a small but quickly growing number are deciding to take matters entirely into their own hands and begin homeschooling. Some are worried their districts are unable to offer a strong virtual learning program. For others who may have been considering homeschooling, concerns for their family's health amid the coronavirus and the on-again, off-again planning for in-person instruction are leading them to part ways with school systems... “We just saw that with her wearing a mask for the entire day, that would make learning more difficult for her,” she...
  • Chicago says students will stay home, New York erects COVID-19 checkpoints

    08/05/2020 6:50:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2020 11:15 AM | Maria Caspani, Brendan O’Brien
    Chicago will teach online only when school resumes in September, the mayor said on Wednesday, and New York City announced checkpoints at bridges and tunnels to enforce a quarantine on travelers from 35 states on a list of coronavirus hot spots. The teachers’ union and many parents in Chicago had objected to a plan to allow students the option of attending class in pods of 15 pupils twice a week. Local media reported that the Chicago Teachers’ Union had called for a strike vote over the issue. […] Los Angeles has already announced that students will be kept home, while...
  • The Media Wants To Guilt-Trip Parents Over School 'Pods' Worried about how the latest COVID-19 workaround might exacerbate inequality? Maybe open the damned elementary schools instead.

    07/27/2020 2:47:46 PM PDT · by karpov · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | July 24, 2020 | Matt Welch
    Even before the recent unpleasantness, I have long read The New York Times, at least in part, as an exercise in making upper-middle-class liberals feel guilty about their consumer choices. Those convenient Amazon deliveries? Packaged by exploited laborers. Those cheap manicures? Given by nearly indentured immigrants. (Except not.) So it does not surprise me that the Times is reacting to the latest creative workaround to dysfunctional governmental coronavirus response—parent-organized teaching pools, or "pods," whereby a small group of kids can receive instruction and supervision for the many days this fall that schools are not in session—with a triple helping of...
  • School not reopening and keeping kids "safe"

    07/24/2020 9:32:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 07/24/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    My cousin, who is a chicago public school teacher responded to this article that was titled, Schools are not reopening in the fall, time to admit it and focus on making e-learning better. His response was, "This article offers a good idea for what we should be doing right now to prepare for a better learning experience for the students while keeping everyone safe". I am so sick of this "safe" crap. He has three kids. Does he keep his kids "safe" from every damn thing that life throws at them 24/7? Only when the virus hit its all about...
  • Trump cancels RNC in Jacksonville: ‘It’s just not the right time for that’

    07/23/2020 2:44:07 PM PDT · by armyofprinciples · 182 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 07/23/2020 | Steve Contorno
    President Donald Trump is cancelling the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, he announced Thursday during a White House briefing.
  • Yes, Senator, Parents Can Educate Their Own Kids

    06/24/2020 7:43:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 18, 2020 | Nicole Russell
    High school-educated, working-class parents aren’t capable of overseeing their own child’s education, a state lawmaker said last week. New Hampshire state Sen. Jeanne Dietsch, D-Peterborough, made the comment at a committee hearing last Tuesday while promoting a bill that would stop the state Board of Education from creating a new way of allocating high school graduation credits. “This idea of parental choice, that’s great if the parent is well-educated. There are some families that’s perfect for. But to make it available to everyone? No. I think you’re asking for a huge amount of trouble,” Dietsch said. Dietsch’s remarks represent a...
  • NHDem Senator: Working-Class Parents Don’t Have Intelligence to Oversee Their Kids’ Educations

    06/12/2020 9:20:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | June 11, 2020 | by Michael Graham
    Working-class parents without college degrees aren’t capable of overseeing their own children’s education, according to comments State Sen. Jeanne Dietsch (D-Peterborough) made during a House Education Committee hearing on Tuesday. Dietsch was speaking on behalf of a Senate bill that would repeal a law allowing the state Board of Education to create an alternative program for granting graduation credits, which became Learn Everywhere. “This idea of parental choice, that’s great if the parent is well-educated. There are some families that’s perfect for. But to make it available to everyone? No. I think you’re asking for a huge amount of trouble,”...