Members of Generation Z are almost twice as likely as previous generations to want to educate their children at home, according to explosive new polling data... Interest in homeschooling has been soaring for decades now following a brief period in human history when governments sometimes forced parents to hand their children over for “education.” But the latest numbers from Generation Z is shocking analysts.
The Problem Solvers Family Workshop is a two-day conference that is dedicated to rebuilding the foundations of faith and family in Illinois homes. Strong families with strong values are vital to creating a strong state and a strong nation.
Teacher union lobbyists and government employees work against every school choice bill and scholarship program they can; they reject the need for parental control over their children’s education. In doing so, they flatly dismiss the ability of parents to educate their own children or even to make viable decisions on their behalf.
Posted in CRT/Racism/BLM, Education, Faith, Federal, Marriage/Family/Culture, Religious Liberty
Tagged children, education, educational freedom, Every Child Should Have a Chance to Flourish, government schools, homeschooling, Parents, public schools, School Choice
I recently had a speaking tour through three South American countries. As I talked with many Christians in these nations, I heard a lot of discouragement. They feel they simply don’t have the influence they need to see positive change occur. In some of the countries, Marxism has taken root and has a stranglehold on politics and economics. Many Protestant Christians I talked to there are hoping to start Christian schools and desire to legalize homeschooling. This seems daunting as Protestants make up only 10-20% of the population.
As parents, we desire to give our children the best education possible. In today’s culture, it’s becoming more and more difficult to achieve any kind of education through the government schools with their anti-God agenda. Private schooling, while an option for some, is not an option for many. And while it is important to not “get on our high horse” about homeschooling being the only “Christian” option, we do want to celebrate that homeschooling is a very real, desirable, and viable option! Once a family decides to enter the homeschooling arena, however, the choices regarding the method of how to homeschool can be daunting!
If you have been reading any emails from Illinois Family Institute, you are aware of how nefarious the so-called teaching has become in government schools. The state snapshot (click on Mathematics) for children who met or exceeded proficiency in math is only at 32 percent. You read that right – only 32 percent have met or exceeded math proficiency in their grade! Unacceptable! That means 68 percent are failing.
Children are not being taught academics, but if they were to be tested on their knowledge of what constitutes a homosexual or how to use a condom, they would likely ace …
As incomprehensible to average Americans as it may seem, three stories about government school students facing disciplinary actions for expressing their Christian faith were featured in Christian media publications over the past few months...
Posted in Education, Religious Liberty
Tagged American Center for Law and Justice, Christian Persecution, Christina Compagnone, education choice, First Amendment, free exercise of religion, Harmeet K. Dhillon, Home Education, homeschooling, Religious Liberty, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, U.S. Supreme Court
God's Not Dead: We the People is a positive movie aimed to encourage Christians to stand up for religious freedom in the United States, even while civil liberties are eroding all around us.
Reverend Dave is back for another harrowing journey in this fourth film in the franchise — “God’s Not Dead: We the People.”
As Brazilian lawmakers worked to recognize and legitimize home education, which has been wildly successful in the United States for decades, senior United Nations “education” bureaucrat Italo Dutra warned that homeschooling threatens “harm to children and adolescents.”
According to data released by Education Week, America’s government-run schools lost almost 1.3 million students this year... The downtick was due to the Covid pandemic and its overwrought response, including draconian lockdowns and subsequent forced digital learning – mostly occurring in school districts with strong teachers unions.
Posted in Education
Tagged Critical Race Theory, EdChoice, Education Industrial Complex, Education savings accounts, Education Week, homeschooling, Jason Bedrick, Kerry McDonald, Mike Lee, National Assessment of Education Outcomes, Patrick Wolf, Valerie Strauss
About ten years ago, when God first put homeschooling on my heart and in my mind, I was armed with all kinds of excuses as to why it wouldn’t work. I’m not a teacher. I don’t remember calculus. We’re not homesteaders. I hate bugs; how will I teach about bugs? We can’t afford for me not to work; what about my career? How will my kids make friends? The list went on and on.
Parents across the state and nation have had enough of the COVID-19 lockdowns and the cancellation of numerous conferences and other events. Thankfully, it looks like we are slowly getting back to normal. That said, some public school districts are still planning on limited in-person class time in the fall of 2021. Additionally, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health will also continue to require that students wear masks in schools.
But that’s not the worst of it.
Parents and grandparents have serious concerns about the deficiencies of public schools, including academic failings and …
Public school parents are terrified of entering back into a horrible remote learning program such as what they encountered in the spring semester. They need information so they can make plans and provisions for their children’s education, and yet many schools still does not know what materials or e-learning system they will be using later this month. It sounds like the 2020-2021 school year will be one giant experiment using precious human beings.
Over the years, we have reported on the ever-increasing corruptive influences within public education. We’ve changed our message from a suggestion that Christians exercise educational choice to an urgent appeal to parents and grandparents to get them out of government indoctrination centers. If you have been reading our alerts, you know that school officials (and state lawmakers) have approved the teaching of subjects that run contrary to biblical Christianity. In order to protect the hearts and minds of our children, it is wise to consider other education options.
The current COVID-19 lockdown of school districts statewide presents parents and grandparents …