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Michael Farris

Homeschooling: ‘Not getting rapid instructional experience’ like in government schools

Victor Skinner,  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 homeschooling

Building the Machine, the Common Core Documentary

 In 2013, sixty-two percent of Americans have not heard of Common Core. Ian A. Reid set out to change that. He directed the best documentary on the National Common Core Standards, “Building the Machine.” The national teaching standards were adopted by 45 states without parental or teacher input, under confidentiality agreements, without public debate, untested,

Christians Vow Civil Disobedience if Home-School Family is Deported

 Christians in an east Tennessee community are vowing to engage in civil disobedience if the Obama administration initiates deportation proceedings against a Southern Baptist family from Germany who sought asylum in the United States so that they could home school their children. “It may require civil disobedience with this bunch,” said Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.),