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Homeschoolers Are Not Safe From Public Education Reform Policy

So, you homeschool your child(ren) because . . . . . . you want to provide a better quality curriculum, you want to address certain learning needs, you want to provide a religious perspective, you want to keep them safe … Continue reading

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Engaged Homeschoolers In Missouri Affect SB706

It’s time for a legislative update. As of Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 there are approximately 1278 pieces of legislation floating through the Missouri state capitol. Some are recycled from previous years and some are duplicates, but there are some very … Continue reading

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SB 706 May Affect Homeschooling Freedom/Autonomy

Tomorrow afternoon, Jane Cunningham’s, SB706, an educational reform bill, will be heard in committee, and there may be something in the content of this 37 page bill that could affect your homeschooling freedoms The bill is a conglomeration of Race … Continue reading

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Missouri Legislators Are Baaaaack! Do They Want Your Educational Freedom?

They’re baaaaack in session and education is a top priority for the Missouri legislature this year. They brought with them, to the capitol, the philosophy that government needs to be in control of your money and your children’s education, too, … Continue reading

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Federal Government Moves Closer To Regulating Homeschooling Across The Country

You read it here first. Homeschooling United has reported, extensively, on Race To The Top (RT3) and the government’s efforts to regulate and mandate your educational freedoms right out from under you. Now, World Net Daily (WND) reports how the … Continue reading

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The People Are Not Safe From Last Minute Legislation Until The Fat Lady Sings

The following education bills, in the Missouri House and Senate, are outlined and updated here as to their status as the 2010/2011 session has progressed. Some bills that advance Race To The Top/Educated Citizenry 2020 are included here as well … Continue reading

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Can Sports Participation Be The Slippery Slope To Registration?

The debate has long ensued regarding homeschoolers and their participation in public education sports programs. This session, in Missouri, homeschoolers are watching HB476 , introduced by Representatives Funderburk and Parkinson of St. Charles County. The act provides every high school … Continue reading

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Missouri Law Makers Introduce Even More Legislation To Restrict Educational Freedom

Missouri legislators are certainly earning their pay this year. While they aren’t going for the big power grab with one single piece of legislation, they certainly have peppered the session with lots of small attempts to chip away at your … Continue reading

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Tying Up All The Loose Ends And Connecting The Dots: RT3/Educated Citizenry 2020

Representative Scott Dieckhaus responded to a previous post on this blog with some accusations as to the validity of the information presented here regarding Race To The Top and Educated Citizenry 2020. To tie Educated Citizenry 2020, Race to the … Continue reading

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More Legislators Sign On To Support Educational Freedom

Today, two more Missouri State Representatives signed on to fight for your rights to make educational choices for your children. Chuck Gatschenberger; District 13 and Doug Funderburk; District 12 wholeheartedly signed the Educational Freedom Pledge and expressed their fervent support … Continue reading

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