Presidential candidate Donald Trump mentioned homeschooling for the first time at the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit last weekend. In the middle of a discussion on education and school choice, Trump said, “School choice means that parents can homeschool their children. 100%.” (You can watch the video below, with Mr. Trump’s remarks around the […]
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently visited with homeschoolers in Colorado as part of her six-state Rethink School tour in an effort to garner support for school choice. DeVos, who homeschooled two of her children at one point, voiced her support for parents who decide to go against the “same routine” that has become […]
By Lauren Mitchell, HSLDA’s Federal Relations Legislative Assistant Recently, an anonymous teacher leaked 4th grade Common Core test questions to the world, setting the internet ablaze with angry comments from parents and educators. The questions feature unreasonably sophisticated language, content that would be more appropriate for 9th to 12th graders, and problems that require students […]
From Watchdog.org: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed pro-homeschool provisions into law.
The movement to opt-out of high-stakes testing of public school students is growing, and GOP Presidential candidates in the Senate have started to weigh-in, according to this politico story.
“This is an incredible victory that I can only credit to Almighty God. I also want to thank those who spoke up on this issue—including that long ago White House petition. We believe that the public outcry made a huge impact. What an amazing turnaround—in just 24 hours.” –HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris Good news! The Department of […]
Dear Members and Friends of Homeschooling, Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to review Uwe and Hannelore Romeike’s asylum case. We knew it was an uphill battle since the Court only accepts 80–100 out of nearly 10,000 requests each year. While we are disappointed, the court’s decision in no way changes our commitment to […]
What do HSLDA and the ACLU have in common? Usually not a lot. However, both HSLDA and the ACLU are standing shoulder to shoulder against proposed regulations by the IRS that would prohibit 501(c)(4) organizations like HSLDA from telling you, American citizens, about what our elected officials are doing. We previously wrote about these proposed regulations, and […]
“If the government now decides what children learn, and a whole generation is formed by this point of view . . . the next generation wouldn’t believe in freedom anymore.” — Uwe Romeike Uwe and Hannelore Romeike were persecuted for homeschooling in Germany. They fled to the United States after facing exorbitant fines, forcible removal of their […]
WHAT IS COMMON CORE? Common Core proponents offer upbeat descriptions of utopian educational goals along with detailed practical lists of what students should know and be able to do in grades K–12 in mathematics and English language arts. But those goals and standards are just two facets of the conglomeration of federal funding, preschool–workforce invasive student tracking, […]