EdSec slams homeschooling: ‘Not getting rapid instructional experience’ like in government schools

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized 6 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Education John King recently claimed that many of the nation’s 2.3 million homeschooled students are worse off than their public school counterparts. Politico reports that King was addressing a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor Wednesday when he claimed that despite the “very tremendous academic success” of some […]

Number of black parents homeschooling doubles

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

ATLANTA – There’s a growing movement of black parents homeschooling their children, and it’s driven largely by concerns about racism and a lack of opportunity in public schools that serve predominantly minority kids. The Christian Science Monitor detailed the movement in a lengthy profile featuring an Atlanta co-op where black parents are banding together to […]

CA school district launches home school program to stem enrollment decline

By Victor Skinner on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – A California school district is trying a new approach to attract more students amid declining enrollment: listening to parents and giving them what they want. Conejo Valley Unified School District is launching the K-6 Independent Home Study Program to offer parents support in homeschooling their children personalized education programs tailored to […]

Education prof claims ‘jury is still out’ on effectiveness of homeschooling

By Victor Skinner on Monday, June 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

RICHMOND, Va. – Despite evidence showing homeschool students outperform their public school peers in academics, and a growing movement of parents educating their own children, Virginia Union University professor Matthew Lynch claims “the jury is still out” on the effectiveness of homeschooling. Lynch doesn’t think many parents have what it takes to teach their children […]

WV legislators mull easing restrictions on homeschooling

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginia lawmakers want to make it easier for homeschooled students to receive a Promise Scholarship – a $4,750 a year grant toward college. Legislators introduced one bill to eliminate a requirement for homeschooled students to earn a GED before qualifying for a Promise Scholarship, and another that would reduce red […]

‘Worst ever’ home school bill withdrawn in Ohio

By Watchdog.org on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After coming under fire for what many were calling the “worst ever” home schooling bill, an Ohio state senator has decided to withdraw a controversial bill that would have required background checks for parents who decided to home-school their children.