Good Citizenship?

I responded to an e-mail yesterday asking the question of why we interpret "Good Citizenship" as related to politics instead of some type of community service like volunteering in a food bank or picking up trash. That's a good question. My response was that the Texas Education Code (25.086) allows a … [Read more...]

Letter to Brazoria County Sheriff – February 26, 2010

Almost three years after withdrawing their son from public school, a Brazoria County Association member’s father-in-law was confronted at his home by the county sheriff, a constable, and two unidentified women asking about his grandson’s school attendance. Read the letter. … [Read more...]

Letter to Austin ISD – February 10, 2010

After an Association member family withdrew its children from school via certified letter, a school official required them to come to the school to sign withdrawal forms. The family responded with a letter of assurance, per the Texas commissioner of education’s instructions. The school official … [Read more...]

Letter to Rosebud-Lott ISD – January 18, 2010

After an Association member withdrew her grandson from Rosebud-Lott Middle School, a district official told her she had to come to the school to sign withdrawal forms and notify the school of which curriculum she would be using. He threatened her grandson with truancy charges if she failed to … [Read more...]

Live Free or Die

The state motto of New Hampshire is Live Free or Die, and that seems appropriate for the actions by the home school community last week. As I wrote, there are attempts all over the country to lay the groundwork for government regulations of home schooling. Professors are writing scholarly papers on … [Read more...]