Why School Education Reform Is a Lost Cause

Today I feature a guest post from Steven Horwich here at FaithWalkers as I travel on the other side of the world.  Steven Horwich is a teacher, writer, director, and founder of Connect the Thoughts, providing resources and training for homeschooling. You can follow him on Twitter @Homeschoolcurr and Facebook.School education reform is an endless discussion, a droning litany that has pointlessly moaned on for decades. It is a migraine-inducing waltz with little variation and no … [Read more...]

School Choice Week: Why Homeschool Is the Best School

National School Choice Week 2013, which runs from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2, shines a spotlight on the need for education opportunities for all. In only its third year, this bipartisan, grassroots effort features more than 3,500 events spanning all 50 states. This is a guest post from Steven Horwich, teacher, writer, director, and founder of Connect the Thoughts, providing resources and training for homeschooling. You can follow him on Twitter @Homeschoolcurr and Facebook.There is a great d … [Read more...]

5 Inconvenient Truths about School Shootings [VIDEO]

From Reason’s Nick Gillespie and Amanda Winkler: "No one wants to ever again see anything like the senseless slaughter of 26 people – including 20 children - at a school. But as legislators turn toward creating new gun laws, here are five facts they need to know." HT: HotAir … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 11: NRA Warns of Attack, CA School Shooting Heroics, Lou Giglio Silenced

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   NRA Claims Biden Leading "Attack" on Second AmendmentThe Basics -- After meeting with Vice President Biden Thursday, NRA leaders claimed the Administration's efforts had little to do with keeping children safe and much about restricting Second Amendment rights. Dig Deeper:Via FoxNews: "We will not allow law-abiding gun own … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Safer Schools: A Principal Speaks

It's been 13 days since we first heard of the horrible massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. That's right, only thirteen days. It feels like a lot longer.For the families and friends of the victims, I can't begin to process how long those days have felt. I can only continue to pray for their healing.I've been reluctant to compile and share my thoughts on the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook in Newtown for two reasons:I've been there before. As a school principal and school leader for the … [Read more...]

To All Those Who Want Safer Schools in Newtown

I get it. Really, I do.We're repulsed by the utter horror of the tragedy in Newtown. Our hearts ache at the thought of such insane bloodshed. I've already shared my own experiences with such issues and my prayer for them as a former principal who still knows and loves so many similar teachers and kids.And I have few little guys of my own. So I get our urge to make schools safer. I understand why we want to do all we can to make sure no one ever hurts like that again. But there is a subtle … [Read more...]