The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s decision to order an 11-year-old out of homeschooling and into a public school.
The three-justice panel ruled in favor of divorced father Martin Kurowski, who argued that homeschooling prevents “adequate socialization” for his daughter. The justices asserted in the court opinion that they were not choosing sides among the various forms of education.
"While [the case] involves home schooling, it is not about the merits of home verses public schooling," they stated. more >>
A high school wrestler in Iowa refused to compete against a female opponent due to his Christian beliefs.
Upon hearing that the match would be with a girl in the state tournament, Joel Northrup decided to lose by default rather than compete against Cassy Herkelman.
The 112-pound wrestler explained, "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan and their accomplishments. However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times." more >>
The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments in a case of a Christian girl who was ordered out of homeschooling and into a public school by a state judge.
Amanda Kurowski, now 11, was ordered by a trial court in July 2009 to attend a public school. Her mother, Brenda A. Kurowski (Voydatch), is appealing the decision.
John A. Simmons, the attorney representing Voydatch, argued before the five-judge panel that the court did not follow the modification standard it should have in the parenting plan that existed between Voydatch and her ex-husband, Martin Kurowski. more >>
Over 2 million children are being homeschooled in the United States, a new study finds.
The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) has released a study that estimates that there were 2.040 million K to 12 homeschooled students – or 4percent of all school-aged children – in the United States in the spring of 2010.
"The growth of the modern homeschool movement has been remarkable," commented Michael Smith, president of Home School Legal Defense Association, which contributed data for the research. "Just 30 years ago there were only an estimated 20,000 homeschooled children." more >>
Hundreds of thousands of American families have sacrificed to achieve the level of success now experienced by home-educated students.
There’s mounting evidence that educating children at home is mainstream in U.S. education.The growth of parent-led, home-based education, combined with the academic and societal data confirms the rewards reaped by homeschooling.
There were an estimated 1.9 million to 2.5 million children in kindergarten through grade 12 home educated during 2008-2009 in the United States, reports Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute in Oregon. more >>
The nation has high levels of unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies.
But none of those economic factors in this recession has come close to damaging the popularity of homeschooling nationwide.
Instead, the homeschooling movement continues to grow at a pace of about 7 percent a year, which has occurred each year for a decade, reports Ian Slatter, spokesman for the Virginia-based Home School Legal Defense Association. more >>