I encounter news stories almost daily that remind me why we home educate. Believe me, with so many detractors and a sense of doubt that invariably haunts the home educating family, these reminders are important. So I will post these as they appear:
Private school in New Mexico conducts random drug test on students: click here
Family asks judge to remove “God” from Pledge of Allegiance in Mass. school district: click here
3 new dangerous drug habits among teens: click here
Physics teacher (a graduate of MIT and Georgetown Law) in Loudoun County resigns. The meaning of grades
Rice – Klein panel on education and issues of national security: Click here
Systemized cheating on standardized exams: Click here
2012.06.21 – 68 year old bus monitor woman jeered and ridiculed to tears by a bunch of middle school kids. Video goes viral.
Extreme Bone Head, Jerry Brown, of the People’s Republic of California has signed bill to allow transgender students to play on girls or boys sport teams / bathrooms / whatever of their choosing to be their “authentic selves”. Of course this won’t be abused at all and if this doesn’t cause a surge in home schooling I don’t know what will. Click here
In many school districts it is presumed that children belong to the state. Here’s a story where parents tried to stick up for their kids: Click here
California educator accused on YouTube of sexual abuse charged with 16 felonies Click here.
Educators in Atlanta convicted in cheating scandal. Why study when your teachers can cheat for you and go to jail too. Click here.
Principal arrested partying with male student. Click here.
How the poison of the public school system is now permeating HE: Click Here
Alberta Educational Kool-Aid. Good grammar now excludes pronouns. Click Here.