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Students’ desire to participate in sports is often cited by parents as a reason for not homeschooling. Two recent stories provide evidence homeschool students can not only participate in sports but excel.
In the Spartanburg County cross country meet, Carolina Homeschool Cougars runner Olivia Evans won the girls championship while Joseph Wilson won the boys championship.
The second story is from Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschool Athletic Association runner Spencer Kirsteatter is one of the 46-member team. Kirsteatter, a junior, is regularly finishing in the top five. Kirsteatter has his sights set on winning the homeschool state championship this year and running in college.
You can find more homeschool sports teams at the Home School Sports Net.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Indiana Superintendent: Illegal for homeschoolers not to register.
- Vouchers, homeschooling tax credits proposed on Atlantic City ballot.
- Parents have a right to direct their child’s education.
- Growth of school choice perturbs government lords.
Common Core News
- Public support for Common Core falls to new low, poll shows.
- Common Core has led some observers to suggest the federal government should start directly granting college degrees rather than deciding what qualifies a student to earn one through higher education institutions.
- A new white paper explains why the Common Core State Standards are “incompatible with and unsuited for a traditional Catholic education.”
- The Classic Learning Test, an alternative to the SAT and ACT, continues to pick up colleges willing to accept its scores as legitimate.
- College Board President David Coleman responds to a series of concerns about his new SAT, which include reports showing the “wordy” math questions disadvantage needier students and the leak of exam questions to a news agency.
- The U.S. Department of Education has sent $28.4 million in subsidies for poor students to take Advanced Placement tests, even though research shows giving students these tests does not help them learn more.
- Fewer states passed student data privacy laws in 2016 than in 2014, when the issue first became prominent, finds a new review.
- Nearly half of college students nowadays are “nontraditional students” – adults coming back for a new path to a second career. And The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education have released a different set of college rankings that focus more on outcomes than inputs.
- Watch the Stop Fed Ed presentation by Cora Weber, president of the Illinois chapter of United States Parents Involved in Education.