Public School Sports for Homeschool Private Schools

Why should Illinois homeschoolers care about Texas bills?  Please keep reading. Modern Texas homeschool rights stem from a Texas Supreme Court ruling, just as Illinois’ comes from the 1950 Levisen Illinois Supreme Court ruling.  Texas and Illinois homeschools are considered private … Continue reading

Language is Important – Virtual Charter Schools = Public Schools

Here's  another issue we should watch with caution regarding virtual schools.  The language used by the Chicago Virtual Charter School is disturbing and unfortunately, not unusual to homeschool advocates across the country.   Here is CVCS's description summarization on their website.   … Continue reading

Illinois Kindergarten Should Be Parental Choice, Not the Chicago Way

Kindergarten, Not Second Grade, Could Be Starting Point For IL Schools | Chicago Tonight | WTTW WTTW‘s Michael Lipkin interviewed the Senate Education Committee‘s Vice Chair, Assistant Majority Leader and Chicago Senator Kimberly Lightford. The time was mostly spent covering the revived SB … Continue reading

Lost Promise

Last week, I wrote a HEM News & Commentary post:  Aaron Swartz – Prodigy and Freedom Fighter Dies. I've met so many kids in the homeschooling community who could be Aaron.  I know they're in the schools too, but the particular gifts … Continue reading