A tsunami of opposition was able to derail an extreme bill in Hawaii, known as SB2323, that would have treated homeschool families as guilty until proven innocent. Among other controversies, the scheme would have required background checks and child-welfare investigations of all homeschool parents to determine whether they are suitable for raising their own children. It also would have required state approval before a family could homeschool. Unfortunately for homeschoolers, the author of the bill vowed to submit a new one in the next session.
Citing several “high-profile abuse cases,” the lawmaker behind the legislation, Democrat State Senator Kaialii Kahele, suggested parents were by nature suspicious — especially if they want to be in charge of their children's education.
After the massacre last week at the school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, the push is on to ensure that children will no longer be sitting ducks for murderers.
Faced with a growing backlash, UCO in Oklahoma has decided it will let Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham speak after all.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Annual Letter reveals the new plans for education from the organization behind Common Core.
The Department of Education will no longer investigate transgender students’ claims that being forced to use school restrooms corresponding to their biological sex amounts to discrimination.
In the wake of abuse allegedly committed by a homeschooling family, lawmakers in California are considering mandating interviews of homeschooling families by state agents.
A New York City public school has changed the format of its upcoming father-daughter dance in an effort to adhere to the Department of Education’s new Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guidelines.
In an effort to perform a “psychological autopsy” to learn more about what went wrong, authorities in Utah are seeking to gather highly sensitive and private data from schools about children in the state who have committed suicide.