Biden Administration Covers Gender Confusion in New Title IX Rules
By David E. Smith   |   04.19.24
On Friday morning, the Biden administration finalized sweeping changes to Title IX, expanding federal legal protection against sex and gender discrimination in schools. The rule would also purport to overturn state laws banning males in girls’ sports.
Safe Spaces, Dangerous Schools
By Thomas Hampson   |   04.18.24
One of the commonly heard complaints of college students in the last several years is that the institutions of higher education they attend have failed to provide “safe spaces” for them. Students have complained that they feel unsafe because the professors or fellow students or administrators fail to acknowledge their chosen pronouns or that students of color feel unsafe in classes or dorms with white students.
Thriving Homeschool Families
04.17.24
Everywhere I look I see thriving homeschool families. Everywhere. Every conversation I have with my homeschool friends is complete with a panoramic view of God’s handiwork.
Number of Students Absent from School Skyrockets
By Alex Newman   |   04.11.24
More than one in four students enrolled in government schools nationwide are now considered “chronically absent,” up from just 15 percent before the tyrannical response to COVID, revealed an analysis of data from almost 40 states.
“Woke Folk” in Christian Education
04.10.24
Despair and disdain over the cultural moment grow more common with every passing day. Listening to news outlets brings a fog of disbelief and discouragement. Has the world gone insane? Much of the babble billowing across the airwaves invokes words, such as charlatan, libertine, racist, bigot, reprobate, deplorable, ingrate, selfishness and envy, as apt descriptions of the proponents and their propositions.
We’re Losing the Children
By Thomas Hampson   |   04.09.24
What are we doing to our children? Today, children are told—starting at 3 or 4 years old—that we don’t really know if they are a boy or a girl. The doctor just guessed based on their appearance when they were born. Over the next few years, they are told, it is up to the child to discover if they are a boy, a girl, non-binary, fluid, or something else altogether.
If The Foundations Are Destroyed
All around us the dark clouds seem to be descending on our society and on our culture. It is clear that our children and grandchildren will grow up, live and work in a world vastly different from our own. It is a world that we can hardly recognize when compared to our own youth or childhood of play, church dinners, afternoon ball games, and family gatherings. 
Homeschooling, Part 3
By Ecce Verum   |   03.25.24
We ended the last piece in the middle of our discussion of the biblical benefits of homeschooling. Jesus tells us that every student, when he is trained fully, will be like his master (Luke 6:40), which prompts us to ask: what kind of masters are my children being trained by? We discussed the godless ideas permeating the public school classroom, but education is more than just ideas. It also involves people. So let's also consider more than just the lessons being taught; what about the people teaching them?
Homeschooling, Part 2
By Ecce Verum   |   03.21.24
In a recent piece together, we explored one of the major benefits of homeschooling that greatly impacted me as a student: the freedom that my parents had to tailor my education to my needs. I know many other homeschool families have reaped this benefit from homeschooling as well. Homeschooling parents are able to educate their children according to their individual needs and aptitudes, which often results in a more rigorous and productive education than the standard fare in the public school system.
Why Should Anyone Homeschool? Part 1
By Ecce Verum   |   03.12.24
I've been blessed to write several dozen articles for IFI on topics ranging from transgender bathrooms to sports gambling to the politically correct concept of "ableism." It's been a very fun ride. But, peering back through it all—the rants on the artificial fertility lobby and the exposés of abortion politics, the laments over the modern denial of science and the abandonment of logic—I still think back to the very first article I ever wrote for the Institute: COVID Boosted Idea of Educational Freedom.
Its Nose in the Tent
By Thomas Hampson   |   03.11.24
The legislative effort to address bullying in Illinois started in 2006 when the Illinois School Code was amended. The act required schools to establish an anti-bullying policy, inform students and parents about it, and keep their updated policies on file with the Illinois State Board of Education.
What Are They Teaching Our Children?
By Dr. Jerry Newcombe   |   03.06.24
In recent decades the quality of American education has plummeted. When you scan the headlines related to education, you realize how far we have fallen...
Dr. Brian Ray on Education: Let Parents Decide
By David E. Smith   |   02.26.24
Have you considered homeschooling, but entertained doubts about your qualifications or abilities to adequately teach your children? A notable voice in the homeschooling movement has seven words for you: "Be deaf to the cult of professionalism." Homeschooling is not a nifty trick for so-called "experts." It is an indispensable and vital way to bring up their kids in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Biden’s New Mandate for Gender Indoctrination
By Alex Newman   |   02.24.24
Under the guise of protecting the “civil rights” of students, the Biden administration unveiled a new regulation purporting to force government schools nationwide to bow before all the invented “gender identities” and sexual perversions that now dominate the “education” system. The rule would also purport to overturn state laws banning males in girls’ sports. 
After School Satan Clubs – Has God Indeed Said?
By Calvin Lindstrom   |   02.22.24
Genesis 3 is part of the historical and foundation record of God’s Word. It is not a myth or fantastic story, but rather part of the amazing record God has given so that we might understand the world as it was first created as well as how that world has been spoiled by man’s sin and rebellion.
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