Texas Comptroller likes homeschooling

Texas Comptroller likes homeschooling

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs gave her thoughts on home schooling, an education option that she said is “growing in national use” in a letter to the editor. In it she says, “The children I know who were homeschooled and then went on to college were often ahead of their peers who had come from either public or private schools.” Read more…

Texas restricts activities by homeschoolers

Texas restricts activities by homeschoolers

Sports and extracurricular…

Fred and Joan Klerekoper believe in home schooling for their seven children, but state rules and a desire for athletic competition have forced them to choose public schooling at Pine Tree High School for their two eldest sons.
“While things have worked out OK, we would have preferred to continue to home school our sons and have them be allowed to go up to the school only for athletics,” Joan Klerekoper said this week. Read more…

Thousands at East Texas Homeschooling Conference

30 years ago not many people could tell you what home schooling was, but now, more than 2-million families do it nationwide. This week, a small army of home schoolers are at the Alert Academy in Big Sandy, brushing up on the best ways to educate their children at the annual home schoolers conference.
“More than anything else I think the kids have confidence, they have confidence in who they are confidence in what they’re doing and where they’re going” says Mississippi home schooler of 11 children, Terri Kelly. Read more…

Texas Strives to Recapture Homeschoolers

They need more “captives”?
CBNNews.com — After making the decision to homeschool in Plano, Texas, the Allen family was disillusioned to discover that the government is not only in the business of unconstitutionally controlling education in the United States, but of pursuing and taking over parental rights in the home.
From last November to early March, the state relentlessly sought to undermine the parents’ domestic authority. Read more…