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Archived January 15, 2007
Company that created 'Chronicles' now wants input from 'savvy' market leaders
Posted October 28, 2006
Now, on the heels of its wildly successful "The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," and just a few weeks after announcing an outreach in support of family-friendly films, Walden Media is confirming plans for a national education outreach initiative with the homeschool community.
"Walden develops films based on core values, classic literature, and compelling lives," said company co-founder Michael Flaherty. "Homeschool parents and students are natural partners in this mission because they demand family-friendly, educationally significant entertainment..."
Groundswell of support building in 16 million member group for homeschooling
By Bob Unruh
Posted October 20, 2006
Excerpt: If you like sexually transmitted diseases, shootings and high teen pregnancy rates, by all means, send your children to public schools. That's the word from a leader in the fast-growing movement within the 16 million-member Southern Baptist Convention for parents to pull their children from those schools in favor of homeschooling.
The program is called Exit Strategy and Pastor Wiley Drake, whose home state of California has done some things especially offensive to Christians this year, is a leading promoter.
In an interview with WND, he said that those problems and others are prevalent in public schools, and some Christian leaders even have said it could be considered child abuse just to register children in such a facility.
That's why resolutions encouraging members of the nation's largest Protestant church organization to exit public schools have been submitted in every SBC state and regional convention in the U.S., he said...
Call for Exit Strategy From Public Schools Gaining Momentum:
Resolution Submitted in Southern Baptist State Conventions Covering the Continental United States
Second Vice President of the SBC Executive Committee and other Leaders are Resolution Sponsors; Resolution Asks That Particular Attention be Given to Needs of Orphans, Single Parents, and the Disadvantaged
Excerpt: The call for an “exodus” from the public schools continues to build momentum within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Although elements of the SBC leadership prevented the messengers at this year’s SBC Annual Meeting from having the opportunity to vote on the Moran/Shortt “Exit Strategy” resolution, the same resolution has been submitted in every SBC state and regional convention in the continental United States. This represents a significant increase over the number of states in which education resolutions were introduced in 2004 (conventions covering 15 states) and 2005 (conventions covering approximately 25 states)...
Blacks take education into their own hands
New ground: Once dominated by whites, homeschooling appeals to more African Americans
Leslie Fulbright, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle
Posted September 25, 2006
Excerpt: Suisun Cityparents Benjamin and Tanya Marshall are part of a new homeschooling movement led by African American families fed up with the public school system. ...in 2003 about 9 percent of homeschooled students were black...
Colleges Seeking Homeschoolers
Focus on the Family
Posted October 9, 2006
by Michael Farris
Posted October 5, 2006
Parents Pull Kids Out of Public Schools
by Greg Franke
Online Human Events
Posted September 13, 2006
Excerpt: Despite recent setbacks that had detractors toasting its demise, a grass-roots movements is growing that has the potential to impact American society in an enormously positive way.
The catalyst is a diverse group of organizations working to encourage people to pull their children out of a public school system they see as increasingly hostile to their faith and values, incapable of maintaining a disciplined learning environment, and (perhaps most blatantly) incapable of doing the very thing for which it exists: educating students...
Separation Hits the Associated Press!
by Tammy Drennan
Take them back from whom? The government? Other parents? The taxpayers? The teachers' unions? The textbook publishers? The special interests? The school boards? The religious community?
You see the problem. State schools, financed by the public at large, cannot be taken "back" by any one group...
Alliance for the Separation of School and State
On July 31, 2006, the Board of Directors for the Alliance for the Separation of School and State accepted Chairman and Founder Marshall Fritz’s proposal and unanimously elected Alan Schaeffer president of the Alliance.
“Those who have the opportunity to work with Alan are impressed by his intelligence, grasp of the deep issues permeating the education of children, and his passion for ending the interference of government in the formation of children,” said Marshall Fritz. Read more about Alan…
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