It is an interesting time to be homeschooler. What started as a whisper among a few concerned parents nearly thirty years ago, has grown into an international roar of parents demanding their right to homeschool.
While it is exciting to witness so many parents reclaiming their children, it is also frightening to see the increasing resistance of our governments, educational institutions and media. Our opposition is growing more hateful – some daring to call homeschooling – child abuse. In fact, in several countries being a homeschooler is illegal!
Thankfully we live in America, where homeschooling is still considered a constitutional right. But we must remain vigilant, because the United States is not immune to tyranny. Everyday, our government gobbles up more and more of our fundamental rights. If homeschooling families are not already in its cross-hares (and I think we are), it is only because there are bigger fish to fry.
The homeschool movement is not merely trying to “do school at home.” We are fighting because we have a God-given responsibility to raise our own children.
It is our deeply held conviction, that whether we choose homeschooling, private schooling, or public schooling, we alone are responsible for the outcome. Therefore, we are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to ensure our children have a strong physical, intellectual and spiritual foundation.
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If we find that our children’s school is failing in any respect, we are ready and willing to make up the deficit. And, if necessary, recall our parental duties entirely.
Parents who are not full-time homeschoolers, can still “homeschool” on the side – nights, weekends, and holidays. In this way, we are all homeschoolers! We are all in this together. I will sign off by quoting God’s commission to parents;
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forhead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
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