Homeschooling in Texas may be entirely legal, but apparently that doesn’t stop government bureaucrats from punishing innocent families for it. This is precisely what happened to THSC member and homeschool mom, Kristen.
The fight for parental rights is an ongoing battle in which we must constantly be engaged. Since the Leeper decision, there have been many advances of home schooling freedom, not only in Texas, but throughout the country. Statistics collected nationwide over the last decade have shown that parent taught home education is no longer considered “fringe,” but is more and more accepted as mainstream.
Incorporating community service into your children’s lives has many benefits, particularly for older students planning to attend college or move into an apprenticeship or internship. Volunteer hours are an added bonus on any high school transcript and common practice in today’s college application process. The fact that your student participated in community service tells university administrators that they are involved in the world in which they live and that they desire to improve the lives of those around them.
Therapy visits, doctor appointments, and hospital stays are an everyday part of a medically fragile child's life. Add in school and juggling this hectic schedule becomes even more challenging.
While access to public school services may sound like a great option, the required extra meetings and possibility of truancy trouble adds unneeded stress to the family environment. Thus, many parents of medically fragile children find that home schooling is a better choice for their child.
I’m a writer. I love to write! When it comes to my boys, they do NOT love to write. They tell great stories, have wonderful imaginations, and can clearly state their opinions and present facts. Many times I struggle with the best way to teach my children good writing skills, as they are not concerned with mastering the art of great composition. Andrew Pudewa addresses this in this wonderful article entitled “Method Not Madness.”