Why the Homeschooling Movement Was So Frightening

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by Lana Hope originally posted on her blog Wide Open Ground on Oct. 4, 2014 The stories on Homeschoolers Anonymous have been more triggering for me lately. HA is hosting a series called “It hurts me more than you.” Then today Cynthia Jeub, a daughter of a well-known homeschool family with 16 children,shared her story of the abuse she and her siblings have received, and still are receiving. … [Read more...]

Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part Five, Unmask the Predators

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by R.L. Stollar cross posted at Homeschoolers Anonymous In this series: Part One, Introduction | Part Two, Kalyn’s Secret | Part Three, Kalyn’s Secret (Continued) | Part Four, Not Open | Part Five, Unmask the Predators ***** Part Five, Unmask the Predators … [Read more...]

Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part Two, Kalyn’s Secret

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By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator, cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous ***** In this series: Part One, Introduction | Part Two, Kalyn’s Secret | Part Three, Kalyn’s Secret (Continued) … [Read more...]

Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part 1 – Introduction

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by R. L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator Part One, Introduction Since launching Homeschoolers Anonymous last year, we have called for — and organizationally been working towards — a number of actions from within homeschooling communities. … [Read more...]

“He Couldn’t Breathe” Old Schoolhouse Owners Accused of Waterboarding, Child Abuse

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Cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous This story is a modified version of a previous piece written by Hännah Ettinger (Wine & Marble) and R.L. Stollar (Homeschoolers Anonymous) on October 8, 2014. Eric Novak grew up in Christian homeschooling circles. … [Read more...]

Facing Our Fears: How the Voices of Homeschooling Alumni Can Help Homeschooling

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This is the presentation that Homeschoolers Anonymous and HARO's R. L. Stollar would have given had he been allowed to participate in the 2014 Great Homeschool Convention that took place in Ontario, California. Too bad GHC bowed to fear and pressure from within the homeschooling movement and rescinded their permission for Stollar to participate in the conference. It is a powerful presentation and would have been helpful to those at the conference to hear. From the Homeschoolers Anonymous site:by R.L. StollarFacing Our Fears: How the Voices of Homeschool Alumni Can Help Homeschooling was originally prepared by R.L. Stollar, Executive Director ofHomeschool Alumni Reaching Out(HARO) for … [Read more...]

HSLDA Gave This Man Their Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award Just Four Years Ago

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by R.L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Every year the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) puts on the National Leader’s Conference, where the biggest names and leaders in homeschooling come together to network and hear educational and inspirational talks from both HSLDA’s staff as well as outside speakers invited by HSLDA. During the conference, HSLDA gives an annual award: the Lifetime Achievement Award. According to HSLDA, this honor is bestowed upon “a leader who has demonstrated valuable leadership to the homeschool community, inspired and motivated others to effective action, overcome hardships and obstacles to succeed, demonstrated a servant’s heart while e … [Read more...]

Kevin Swanson, and Letting the Foxes Guard the Henhouse

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismDo you guys remember last week’s WORLD Magazine article on abuse and neglect in the Christian homeschooling community? The two solutions suggested by WORLD (and by the Home School Legal Defense Association) were these: (1) the homeschooling community should self police, including investigating educational neglect tips through agreements with state child protective services; and (2) homeschool families should be active members of churches, which will step in if there is a problem.Yesterday Christian homeschool leader Kevin Swanson spent his entire radio broadcast responding to the WORLD article, and it wasn’t pretty—but it was … [Read more...]

In Which I Am the Greatest Threat to Homeschooling

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismRemember Thomas Umstattd, that homeschool blogger who spoke out against courtship a few weeks ago? Today he put up a post congratulating Michael Farris for speaking out against patriarchy. And, wow. The problems abound.Homeschool Alumni – The New Internal Threat to Homeschooling We are entering a new era as a movement where our biggest threats are no longer external but internal. Homeschoolers Anonymous (HARO) poses a bigger threat to homeschooling than any teacher’s union. These are homeschool alumni who understand homeschooling from the inside out and who often point out legitimate problems. What gives the HARO power is n … [Read more...]

Homeschoolers Anonymous: Calling All Alumni of Christian Homeschooling: We Have a Survey For You!

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by R.L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out (HARO), HA’s parent non-profit organization, is happy to announce our first-ever comprehensive survey: the 2014 Survey of Adult Alumni of the Modern Christian Homeschool Movement. This survey is open to any adult homeschool alumni (18 years old or older) raised in a Christian homeschool environment. For the purposes of this survey, “alumni” designates everyone homeschooled for the majority of their K-12 education; in other words, for at least 7 years. The survey is open to anyone in that category, whether your experience was positive or negative and whether you are still a Christian or not. By “Christi … [Read more...]


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