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Archived June 25, 2008
...I Learned in Calvin & Hobbes Comic Books
by B.R. Merrick
Strike The Root
Posted March 31, 2008
Excerpt: There is nothing salvageable or redeemable about this institution [public school]. Do whatever you can to keep your kids away from it… by David W. Kirkpatrick, Senior Education Fellow US Freedom Foundation Posted December 28, 2007 Excerpt: Perhaps no institution, occupation or profession is as difficult, or impossible, to reform as public education. Schools are bigger, more expensive, and have some recent features such as computers but, in the main, they are basically the same as they have been since the public school system began to officially emerge in the 1830s with passage of the Common School Act in Pennsylvania.
by David W. Kirkpatrick, Senior Education Fellow
US Freedom Foundation
Posted December 28, 2007
Excerpt: Perhaps no institution, occupation or profession is as difficult, or impossible, to reform as public education. Schools are bigger, more expensive, and have some recent features such as computers but, in the main, they are basically the same as they have been since the public school system began to officially emerge in the 1830s with passage of the Common School Act in Pennsylvania.
Excerpt: Pacific Justice Institute has just received word that the court ruling which declared most forms of homeschooling unlawful in California has been vacated.
California Homeschool organizations join forces to protect homeschooling
The situation has drawn the attention and action of thousands of homeschoolers, California state education officials, the governor of California, and news sources across the country.
It should be stressed that California law has not changed. While this particular judgment does open the door to interpret future cases with similar harshness, it will take some time before the actual implications of this case for average homeschoolers may be fully realized. The most important thing to do is stay informed and not make any decisions in a panic.
The resources on our website should help you understand the threat to homeschooling in California and the wisdom of various responses to it.
Dale Mezzacappa Interview
Those who wish to reform public schools are up against not only the government, the media who basically support the schools, and decades of state-induced public apathy about education, but also strong-armed teachers unions, as is powerfully illustrated in this article.
Excerpt: “If teachers don’t improve kids’ learning, what are they there for?” I asked. “What should they be judged on? What are they getting paid to do?”
To which I got the remarkable rejoinder: “Teacher performance and student achievement have nothing to do with each other.”
Home School Legal Defense Association
Posted February 27, 2008
1300 Nebraska homeschoolers show up at hearing to protest restrictive bill. College professors testify on behalf of homeschoolers.
An Interview with Karen Horwitz: About Teachers and Teacher Abuse
By Michael F. Shaughnessy, Senior Columnist
Posted February 12, 2008
Excerpt: I returned to teaching in my forties, after earning a Master's degree in reading, and discovered that the system could not tolerate dedicated, competent, mature teachers, the very teachers children need...
Alliance Note: And the only way to take their power from them is to take our children from them.
Lincoln Elementary is among a small number of U.S. schools turning down Title I funds -- and gaining independence.
By Susie Pakoua Vang
Posted January 20, 2008
Excerpt: Last fall, one little elementary school in this poor farm town did something startling: it said no to nearly $250,000 in federal funds.
Comment: Imagine this little school next saying no to state money, then county taxes. Imagine it choosing independence step-by-step. The first step can be the liberating sense of freedom that leads to the next - and the next.
By Nancy Salvato
Posted January 11, 2008
Excerpt: Had there been written in the Bill of Rights that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of a system of education, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, we probably would have an education system that works.
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