Category Archives: Opinion

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child. Schooling is adept at rooting out individuality and enforcing compliance. In his book, Understanding Power, Noam Chomsky writes: “In fact, the whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate […]

The Socialization Homeschooled Kids Don’t Get

Excerpt: “I remember how friendship groups work, especially amongst girls. How cliques are formed. How it’s not cool to talk to the younger kid over the fence when you’ve got your school friend over. I remember how we played with power and exclusion. I gently enquire and check she’s ok. And she is. My strong […]

Homeschooled Girl with Four College Degrees

Savannah Dawson, Carroll resident graduating McDaniel with four degrees, used lessons from homeschooling, life on a farm to find success Excerpt: “Farraris said he can see how someone like her could come out with four degrees, because she was so dedicated. Every class, she was there, and always worked well with other students. Growing up […]

Is School Driving Kids Literally Crazy?

The American Psychological Association found that teens are more stressed than adults. by Kerry McDonald 5/16/2017 May can be a particularly dangerous month for schoolchildren. According to 13 years of recent data collected on mental health emergency room visits at Connecticut Children’s Mental Health Center in Hartford, May typically has the most. Under Pressure Boston College psychology professor, Peter […]

Is School Driving Kids Literally Crazy?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 The American Psychological Association found that teens are more stressed than adults.  by Kerry McDonald Excerpt: “Dr. Gray concludes: “The available evidence suggests quite strongly that school is bad for children’s mental health. Of course, it’s bad for their physical health, too; nature did not design children to be cooped up all day at […]

Florida Supermom Homeschools 16 Children

Sure, it’s true that most people aren’t going to take on such a large commitment. But, for those for whom it works, it’s a beautiful story to behold. This dedicated family enjoys their organized homeschool lifestyle as a very large family, indeed! Read the full story here

LEGISLATIVE HOMESCHOOL INFO FORUM – WE WANT YOUR PRESENCE AT THE CAPITOL!

The CT Legislature Children’s Committee Co-Chair Diana Urban, decided to hold what is termed “A Public Information Forum” on “homeschooling and communication” on April 26 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in Room 1B of the Legislative Office Building. Certain people were invited to speak at the forum, by invitation only, although the event will […]

13 Ways Public Schools Incubate Mental Instability In Kids

A very long excerpt from an important article. Homeschoolers hear complaints about public schools all of the time. Please read the entire article. Truth. “The correlation between public school environments and the deteriorating mental health of children has been intensifying for decades. By Stella Morabito 2/21/2018 Why doesn’t anyone investigate the toxic effects of today’s […]

9 Elephants in the (Public School) Classroom

In order to grow, we must face our weakest links. The CT homeschool community, and homeschoolers across the nation regularly receive phone calls, emails and FB messages from families whose have children have given up hope with their public school experiences. We hear the same stories, over and over again. It’s disheartening. Change is long  […]

Further Thoughts on the Parental Rights Amendment

FURTHER THOUGHTS ON THE PARENTAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT. November 28, 2017 Attorney Deborah G. Stevenson Founder, National Home Education Legal Defense, LLC. Stevenson@dgslawfirm.com I am very glad to see that so many people are seriously contemplating the ramifications of a proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  As some may be new to the idea, […]