Check back every Wednesday
for the latest homeschooling news. 14-year-old Holly Winter, a homeschooled
student from Columbia, PA, has won her Congressional district’s annual art
contest and a scholarship to the Savannah School of Art
and Design in Georgia. This is the first year homeschooled students were
allowed to compete.
stories around the country this month have been generally positive: in
Virginia, more homeschooled students are designing their own class rings, while
Florida reports on homeschooling going mainstream. It even includes some real
facts about socialization. While quick to explain that the new generation of
homeschoolers aren’t all “Christian fundamentalists,” as if that helps give
homeschooling its new legitimacy (snort!), the article is still generally
In the states, an
Arizona school district find regulations for homeschoolers lacking, while
Pennsylvania is asking whether homeschooled students should be in allowed in
public school extra-curricular activities such as sports and music programs.
And in Virginia, homeschoolers won a victory when a school board compromised on
a restrictive “approval before removal” policy.
And finally, please
remember the homeschooling families in Germany, who are facing oppressive
penalties for homeschooling their children. They need our prayers and our help.