Round and Round We Go with our Lawmakers

Our legislators make laws. I did learn that in my public school civics class. But it is astonishing to me how lay people, such as enlightened homeschoolers, know many laws and regulations better than our lawmakers and lawyers and let’s … Continue reading

Mandatory Kindergarten is Not About the Children

Senator Kimberly Lightford wants mandatory kindergarten for our Illinois children.  She has a bill waiting to be voted on by the entire Senate that will lower compulsory attendance age to 5 years of age from 7.  Her website says this: … Continue reading

Illinois Homeschool Issues

Karen Campbell invited me to speak at the annual Treasures of a Mother's Heart Retreat last fall.  The retreat and lunch were lovely, as well as the intelligent and kind company.  I had the pleasure of meeting Karen and other delightful, enlightened homeschoolers a couple … Continue reading

Parental Choice and Freedoms Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Chicago Senator Maloney introduced a bill two years ago that would require homeschool registration with the Illinois State Board of Education.  Even after an estimated 4,000 homeschoolers showed up at the Capitol to hear an informational only hearing on this … Continue reading