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
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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.
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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 …
Illinois parents, along with millions of other parents across the nation, were tossed into an at-home learning environment this past spring that the public school coined “Homeschooling.” The public schools were ill-equipped for this change-over, despite years of “e-learning days” where public school children learned how to use the software during snow days and other days off.
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Tagged COVID–19, Department of Children and Family Services, Dr. Chris Dougherty, Dr. Tony Evans, e-learning, Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Homeschoolers Encouraging Loving Parents, homeschooling, Illinois Christian Home Educators, illinoisreportcard.com, Individualized Educational Plans, Regional Office of Education, ZOOM meetings
With the debate raging across America about opening the nation’s schools this fall, many parents are considering home education.
As a homeschool graduate and second-generation homeschooling Dad, I’d like to share with you three huge reasons why I believe homeschooling is a great choice whether the public schools are in session this fall or not.
In the age of COVID-19, many people are finding themselves in an unfamiliar educational camp with their children. Homeschooling is a subject that every parent with school-aged children is now talking about. But with so much information on homeschooling available online, many parents are overwhelmed and unsure of how to get started. The question I am asked most often is "Where do I begin"?
One of the unfortunate side effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been the cancellation of numerous conferences and other events. With the benefits of technology, many of those events have been able to take place online. The full experience may not be the same, but at least we don’t have to miss out completely!
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Tagged Carl Kerby, Cheri Frame, Dan Lietha, Elizabeth Urbanowicz, homeschooling, Illinois Christian Home Educators, Jeff Lewis, Kelly Crawford, Ken Ham, Kirk Smith, Krisa Winn, Nancy Bjorkman, Sonya Shafer, Voddie Baucham