July 13, 2024
Why is the direction of U.S. education going down the tubes?  The Nation’s Report Card shows our nation’s students doing poorly. Throwing money at the “problem” hasn’t fixed it. Surely, we know better.  Is it possible there’s something more complex at play here?  Some would argue that there is.  Take a look at this evidence,

American Education Needs a Pro-Parent Overhaul

July 6, 2024
Did you know? “Almost two-thirds of Americans are dissatisfied with the quality of public education.” “On academics alone, the system is a dumpster fire. The federal government’s own National Assessment of Educational Progress shows only about one in three students are “proficient” in core subjects.” “…1 in 10 students experience sexual misconduct.”  (some estimates say at

Who Owns the Data & the Children? Parents? The Government? Part 3

July 6, 2024
Current Issues in Education – Part 3 Friends, Have you seen the trend nationwide? Public schools (K-12 or college) are moving into the homeschool territory to “help” us, to “data track” us and to cause regulation changes down the road. They are not hiding this as will be mentioned below. There are multiple links here

Dr. Duke Pesta Podcast Interview

July 6, 2024
Opinion: A Podcast Review by Diane Connors Tiffany Boyd and Dr. Duke Pesta are the presenters in this radio show, Front Porch Radio. It’s almost an hour long and you can listen while multi-tasking, which is helpful.  While the content that they are discussing is relevant to all families with school-aged children, they both have

Current Events in Education – Part Two

July 2, 2024
Current Issues in Education – Part 2   In our continuing series of articles about maintaining our freedom, CHN and NHELD bring you yet another “alternative” form of education about which to be aware. During the pandemic, many parents became much more aware of exactly what kind of instruction their children were receiving within the

Current Events in Education – Part One

July 2, 2024
CURRENT EVENTS IN EDUCATION This is the first in a series of articles that CHN and NHELD will be publishing in the coming weeks. We chose to do this because we cherish the right of parents to instruct their own children in freedom from government control, and from interference by any other entities that threaten

Rebuttal to Scientific American’s Anti-Homeschool Claims

July 2, 2024
Scientific American’s article: Federal  Government Should Regulate Homeschooling Breitbart’s rebuttal 6/18/2024 Scientific American Magazine Calls for Federal Homeschooling Regulations Excerpt: “nearly three quarters, 73 percent, said they homeschool because they have a dissatisfaction with the academic instruction at other schools. To further demonstrate that point, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational