The One That Got Away- Josh Powell and the Ones That Didn’t

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog Seeking The Light.Author's note: I realize that there are successful home school experiences out there and yes, I know a number of them. The kids I'm speaking of today were all the kids in my art classes. None of them has gone on to any great success yet.It was with great interest I've been following the story of central Virginia's Josh Powell and his quest for a decent education in the face of Virginia's laws allowing homeschooling parents to teach as much and as little as they'd like. He is one very determined young man that took on the world of Virginia homeschooling to do what was right, have the same opportunity towards a well rounded … [Read more...]

Where Is Your Sense of Compassion, HSDLA?

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by Libby Anne cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous and her blog Love Joy FeminismHA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Libby Anne’s blog Love Joy Feminism. It was originally published on Patheos on July 31, 2013. ***** … [Read more...]

To Homeschooling’s “Old Guard:” 20 Truths You Need to Hear

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming Worldly This is a post for homeschooling’s “old guard,” the people who first started homeschooling and unschooling back in the day. Writing this post has been hard to do. I do not want to make enemies of the old guard unschoolers and homeschoolers. I just want them to do the right thing. … [Read more...]

A Call For Contributions to HA’s Upcoming Self-Injury Awareness Series

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Cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousA Call for Contributions to HA’s Upcoming Self-Injury Awareness Series By R.L. Stollar, HA Community CoordinatorI vividly remember the day when cutting struck close to home. … [Read more...]

Vision Forum & Defending Parental Rights at the Expense of Children

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by CaluluIt seems that HSLDA isn't the only weapon in the evangelical world against the wicked world supposedly persecuting them. This morning as I was reading through Doug Phillips of Vision Forum's blog, dodging the pleas for money and the ads for all the crap Vision Forum sells, … [Read more...]

This is NOT Homeschooling: Is HSLDA Part of a “Bible-Based Cult”?

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by Heather DoneyThis may be the most important and most scary post on homeschooling that I have ever written. It feels like something out of a Margaret Atwood novel and I am numb as I write this, so please bear with me. The title of this post is not rhetorical. It is a question I am actively pondering at the moment. … [Read more...]

Petition: HSLDA Address the problem

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Reposting from Facebook -Everyone should sign this petition. HSLDA believes convicted child abusers have the "right" to homeschool and have turned a blind eye to abuse in the homeschooling community for decades. They are messaged with the number of signatures this petition gets. Please tell them that it is not ok to hide abuse. … [Read more...]

Introducing Homeschooling’s Invisible Children

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by Heather DoneyToday I am proud to unveil a collaborative project called Homeschooling’s Invisible Children (HIC). It is a website that collects horrific abuse and neglect cases, including deaths, of children who were homeschooled or whose parents claimed to be homeschooling them. … [Read more...]

Demanding an Answer from HSLDA

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by Heather Doney (formerly known at NLQ as Becoming Worldly)Something really interesting happened last night. The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) indirectly responded to the blogger Libby Anne’s series on how HSLDA has helped facilitate child abuse in homeschooling. First off, let me just say that I was surprised … [Read more...]


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