More Dubious Decisions by Wheaton College
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.29.22
It looks like the theological degeneration of Wheaton College continues apace. On April 27, 2022, Wheaton College held a speaking event at which visiting scholar Professor Jayachitra Lalitha, associate professor of New Testament at Tamilnadu Theological Seminary in Madurai, South India and dean of the women's studies department, discussed the arcane topic and subject of the book she is writing, “Mary Magdalene, the Ascetic Mystic: Gender Sexuality Conundrums.”
School Choice: Parable of Two Roads
By Israel Wayne   |   04.27.22
Imagine a two-lane road. On one end is a large government monopoly that seeks to control every facet of education and eliminate all competition. People who have their children in this system, and many who work for it, are usually oblivious to the perils of such a monstrosity. Or they see the dangers but don’t know how to get out.
Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Illinois Family Institute is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Garritt and Yvette Hampton, producers and hosts of a new feature-length documentary titled Schoolhouse Rocked: the Homeschool Revolution. During the first week of May, we are scheduled to show this film at four locations in central Illinois and in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
“Parent Bill of Rights” Laws Sweep Nation
By Alex Newman   |   04.23.22
Responding to out-of-control indoctrination and rampant sexualization of children in government schools, lawmakers across the nation are considering and even passing legislation enshrining a “Parent Bill of Rights” into state law. Georgia and Kansas both passed such laws just this month. And most states this year had bills introduced dealing with the subject.

But how much good these laws might do remains to be seen. Many advocates say these will give parents more control over what their children are exposed to. Forces anxious to promote homosexuality, transgenderism, promiscuity, and sexual revolution, however, are up in arms. Teachers’ unions are also fighting tooth and nail.  
The Connections Between the Global Elites, the World Economic Forum, and the Social-Emotional Learning Movement
Is social-emotional learning (SEL) being deliberately used in our public schools to promote the World Economic Forum (WEF) agenda? The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) was instrumental in initiating the SEL movement that has quickly spread across the globe. The connections of CASEL’s founders and those associated with the WEF are astounding. Some of CASEL’s creators, founding organizations, and board members are connected to the Rockefellers, the Klaus Schwab Family, and the Club of Rome/WEF.
On University Campuses It Is ‘Free Speech for Me But Not for Thee’
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   04.22.22
It takes a lot for a tenured professor to be fired, but it recently happened to Frances Widdowson. As reported by Fox News, Widdowson “who taught economics, justice and policy studies, was fired from Mount Royal University (MRU) in Calgary, Alberta, last December after stoking controversy for comments criticizing BLM, which she said ‘destroyed MRU’ to such an extent that she ‘doesn’t recognize the institution anymore.’”
Tomorrow Schools Promote Sexual Disorderedness (and Racism)
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.21.22
Spring is here and the purportedly silenced “LGBTQQAP” students are once again hijacking instructional time in middle and high schools for their political stunt called the Day of Silence (DOS), which this year takes place tomorrow, April 22, 2022. On this day, students are urged to refuse to speak all day, including during instructional time.
“The Mind Polluters” Coming to Barrington and Channahon
By Kathy Valente   |   04.18.22
A powerful investigative documentary film about the graphic Comprehensive Sex Ed and Social Emotional Learning being forced on children of all ages through the public education system will be shown at three locations.  The Mind Polluters exposes the dark realities...
Standing Grounded in the Worst of Times
By Lynn Bowman Tabb   |   04.18.22
Parents, grandparents and church leaders and anyone looking for wisdom, hope and fellowship, take note: The Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE) Family Conference is coming up fast! This year’s theme, "Stand Grounded in Christ," promises to challenge and equip attendees with Biblical truths to direct the children and young people entrusted to their care “in the way they should go.” This annual homeschool conference will be held at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais between May 19th to the 22nd.
Ideologically Grooming Kids in Schools
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.15.22
Parents, grandparents and Christian leaders must understand how morally and intellectually unmoored activists are corrupting our children. Many of these activists are teaching our children in our government schools. They propagandize in many ways, including through literature, direct instruction, and demagoguery. They propagate highly controversial beliefs without telling young students that the “explanations” are controversial, disputed, pagan-based, and devoid of scientific support.
Illinois Educational Conference Invites Weirdo to Speak
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.07.22
The Illinois Chapter of the Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development (ASCD) is sponsoring its annual Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference next week in Schaumburg, Illinois. One of their scheduled speakers was Tell Williams IV, an openly homosexual, faux-married pre-K teacher at a private school in a Philadelphia suburb. According to Real Time Michiana, in between preparing his lessons for preschoolers, Williams posts pornographic videos of himself on the adults-only, subscription website Only Fans. Real Time Michiana reports,
Help Launch Petra Homeschool Co-Op! No Indoctrination. Just Education.
By David E. Smith   |   03.29.22
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...
Parents Beware: School Policies on Gender Identity Are to Keep You Unaware
By Fran Eaton   |   03.26.22
In February, a state-operated Wisconsin school district held an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion professional development session that included in its slide presentation a stunning warning to teachers: Parents don’t have a right to know how the children they brought into...
Growing Number of Government School Students Face Anti-Christian Attacks
By Fran Eaton   |   03.19.22
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...
Debunking “Socialization” Myths About Homeschooling
By Alex Newman   |   03.16.22
As it becomes increasingly obvious that homeschoolers do significantly better than victims of government “education” on every academic metric, apologists for the public-school system often fall back on their “socialization” mantra.

But under its true definition, “socialization” is hardly something to be desired. And under the commonly held understanding of socialization — gaining certain desirable social skills — the data show clearly that home-educated children outperform public school students on every key indicator.
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