In November of 2012 two important conferences, one in Berlin, Germany and the other in Madrid, Spain, were held. Both were concerned primarily with fostering a political climate of openness to home education in European countries. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘HSLDA’
Posted in Homeschool Law, International Homeschooling, tagged Berlin, Berlin Declaration, Carme Urpí, Global Home Education Conference, Harriet Pattison, HSLDA, Madrid, Other Education, The New American, Third National Conference on Family Education/Homeschooling, Universidad de Navarra, University of Birmingham on February 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
This post reviews Bonnie F. Boschee and Floyd Boschee, “A Profile of Homeschooling in South Dakota” in Journal of School Choice: Research, Theory, and Reform 5, no. 3 (2011): 281-299.
Floyd Boschee, emeritus professor of education at University of South Dakota, and Bonnie Boschee, assistant professor of education at Northern State University, here present the results of a survey of South Dakota homeschooling parents concerning their motivations for doing so. (more…)
Posted in Quantitative data, research methodology, tagged Brian Ray, Cardus Education Survey, David Sikkink, divorce statistics, early marriage, HSLDA, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Jeremiah Lorrig, Josh Harris, Knowledge Networks, random samples, random sampling on September 23, 2011 | 6 Comments »
This post reviews Ray Pennings, et. al., Cardus Education Survey (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2011) [available here]
Phase 1 of the Cardus Education Survey was released a few weeks ago and has garnered significant national attention for its insights into private Christian schooling. Though not the report’s major emphasis, it also includes some very interesting information about homeschooling. (more…)
This post reviews Robert Kunzman, “Homeschooling and Religious Fundamentalism” in International Journal of Elementary Education 3, no. 1 (October 2010): 17-28. [Available here]
Kunzman, author of Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling and many articles on American homeschooling, here tries to explain why so many religious fundamentalists have found homeschooling an attractive educational option.
Posted in Academic Achievement, Quantitative data, research methodology, tagged Bad Science, Ben Goldacre, Brian D. Ray, Brian Ray, Canada, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, HSLDA, Lawrence Rudner, Odette N. Gould, Reanne E. Meuse, Rudner, Sandra Martin-Chang, structured homeschooling, unstructured homeschooling, Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement on July 29, 2011 | 17 Comments »
This post reviews Sandra Martin-Chang, Odette N. Gould, and Reanne E. Meuse, “The Impact of Schooling on Academic Achievement: Evidence from Homeschooled and Traditionally Schooled Children.” Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science 43, no. 3 (July 2011): 195-202.
The authors of this study of 74 children, half homeschooled, half institutionally schooled, conclude that structured homeschooling is best, public schooling next, and unstructured homeschooling worst at producing high levels of academic achievement. (more…)
Posted in Homeschool Jurisprudence, Homeschool Law, tagged D.C., Due Process, Equal Protection, free exercise, fundamental liberty, HSLDA, hybrid rights, John Holt, Kimberly Yuracko, Meyer v. Nebraska, Oregon v. Smith, People v. DeJonge, Pierce v. Society of Sisters, Sherbert v. Verner, Timothy B. Waddell, Vanderbilt Law Review, Washington, Wisconsin v. Yoder on July 22, 2011 | 17 Comments »
This post reviews Timothy B. Waddell, “Bringing it all Back Home: Establishing a Coherent Constitutional Framework for the Re-Regulation of Homeschooling” in Vanderbilt Law Review, 63, 541-598. [Available fulltext here]
Waddell, a recent graduate from Vanderbilt Law School and now a clerk for the U.S. District Court of Alabama, here presents a constitutional argument for increased regulation of homeschooling and much else besides. (more…)
Posted in Homeschool Jurisprudence, Homeschool Law, tagged Catherine J. Ross, Combs v. Homer-Center School District, compelling government interest, Employment Division v. Smith, George Washington University, HSLDA, hybrid rights, Michael Farris, Runyan v. McCrary, Swanson v. Guthrie, tolerance on July 14, 2011 | 11 Comments »
This post reviews Catherine J. Ross, “Fundamentalist Challenges to Core Democratic Values: Exit and Homeschooling.” in William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 18, 991-1014 (2010). [Available Here]
Ross, Professor of Law at George Washington University, here argues several claims:
1. assertions homeschoolers make to constitutional authority for their practice are false
2. the state’s interest in preparing children for life in a pluralist democracy trumps parental liberty interests in controlling children’s educations
3. in custody battles where homeschooling is at issue, the state should prefer formal schooling to homeschooling
4. states should engage in “far more stringent oversight and regulation of homeschooling than exists in any state at present.” (p. 992)
Posted in Curriculum, History of Homeschooling, Politics of homeschooling, tagged Ball State University, Believers, Closed Communion, Cybercharter, DCCHC, Delaware County, Delaware County Christian Homeschool Association, Delaware County Christian Homeschool Connection, Ethnography, Helen Lynd, HSLDA, ideologues, Inclusives, Indiana, Indiana School Law, Jane van Galen, John Holt, Mazanec v. North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation, Middletown, Mitchell Stevens, Muncie, Open Communion, pedagogues, Pragmatics, Rachel Coleman, Raymond Moore, Rob Kunzman, Robert Lynd, unschooling on May 24, 2010 | 8 Comments »
This post reviews Rachel E. Coleman, “Ideologues: Pedagogues, Pragmatics: A Case Study of the Homeschool Community in Delaware County, Indiana” (M.A. Thesis: Ball State University, 2010).
Rachel Coleman, a reader of this blog, graciously sent me a copy of her Master’s Thesis she just defended this month at Ball State University. It’s wonderful. In this post I’ll summarize it and stress its main contributions to our knowledge about homeschooling. (more…)
Posted in Family life, Quantitative data, research methodology, tagged academic achievement, Brian D. Ray, Catholic homeschooling, demographics, Family Learning Organization, Home School Legal Defense Association, HSLDA, Lawrence Rudner, Piedmont Education Services, Roman Catholic homeschooling, Seton Home Study School on May 3, 2010 | 11 Comments »
This post reviews Brian D. Ray, “Academic Achievement and Demographic Traits of Homeschool Students: A Nationwide Study” in Academic Leadership Live: The Online Journal 8, no. 1 (February 2010). [Available Here]
This is the latest of a long line of nearly identical studies Ray has been performing for decades now at fairly even intervals. In two previous posts I reviewed this large body of work, which you can read here and here. This new study tries very hard to overcome one of the most persistent deficiencies of his previous work (and the 1999 Rudner study)–the near exclusive reliance on HSLDA’s advertisement to recruit subjects, leading to unrepresentative samples. This time around Ray tried to recruit families from outside of the HSLDA orbit. Did he succeed? (more…)
Posted in Homeschooling and Higher Education, tagged College admission of homeschoolers, Community Colleges, Home School Legal Defense Association, Homeschooling and Higher Education, HSLDA, Molly H. Duggan on April 26, 2010 | 7 Comments »
This post reviews Molly H. Duggan, “Are Community Colleges ‘Home-School Friendly?’: An Exploration of Community College Web Sites as an Indicator of ‘Friendliness’” in Community College Journal of Research and Practice 34: 55-63 (2010).