You may remember the interview that Mr. Lambert gave us about the legal situation for homeschoolers in Texas. The Texas Homeschool Coalition that he and his wife founded does more than merely represent homeschooling families legally. They also have many other supports.
This article examines the plight of families with special needs children. Often these children must be home educated precisely because their families feel that the public school does not offer appropriate education. However, they are at greater risk of being targeted by state authorities. The parents, themselves, may need greater support because of the tremendous difficulty of rearing and educating their children. Yet, in order to keep them safe and to offer the best hope of getting an appropriate education, they often must isolate themselves. A homeschooling support group is the answer. Hear how others have triumphed.
The Great Shalom salutes all such parents who go out of their way to see that their children get what they need. Pollution, broken homes, poverty, and a failing school system make the burdens not only worse, but much more common. We salute the brave parents who do what it takes to see their children successful. It is this sort of parent that the Great Shalom was formed to support, encourage, and equip.
Resurrection Consider how the Resurrection applies to your children and their problems
Mission to India Jameson Titus relates the history and ongoing success of his family’s orphanage, school, college, seminary, and women’s vocational training in India.
Testimony of Youth OFF Drugs Shelby Ring gives her testimony of getting off drugs, getting saved, and going off to Bethel Training School to serve God.
HSLDA Home School Legal Defense Fund relays basic information about rights to educate one’s children at home for Texans. Also shares a little about the founding. Two lawyers wanted higher quality education for their children with learning disabilities than was available in public school and therefore founded HSLDA.
Supremes being asked to rule on homeschool persecution
By Bob Unruh – WND
The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to protect a Germany homeschooling family from the persecution members would face if they are returned to their home country, according to officials with the Home School Legal Defense Association.
The organization has confirmed that it will appeal to the high court in the case involving the Romeike family. They fled to the United States from Germany several years ago to escape the persecution the government there imposes on homeschooling families, and a judge granted them asylum. However, the Obama administration objected to allowing them to remain in the U.S., and won an appeals court reversal of that asylum ruling. The HSLDA has been working with the family on the case. …
The DOJ cited international court rulings, noting: “The European Court of Human Rights has held that parents could not refuse the right to education of a child on the basis of the parents’ convictions, because the child has an independent right to education.”
Such rulings in Europe have been used to argue that it is the state that makes decisions about education for children, not parents.
[Michael] Farris [founder and chairman of HSLDA] had warned that the court’s position has far-reaching consequences.
“When the United States government says that homeschooling is a mutable choice, it is saying that a government can legitimately coerce you to change this choice,” Farris said. “In other words, you have no protected right to choose what type of education your children will receive. We should understand that in these arguments, something very concerning is being said about the liberties of all Americans.”
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