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A year ago, the Southern Baptist Convention issued a resolution urging churches and parents “to investigate their public schools to determine, among other things, whether they are endangering children in their care by collaboration with homosexual advocates.” The resolution stopped short of demanding that all Southern Baptists pull their children out of public school. But […] Read More

In what one homeschool-advocacy group called “one of the biggest homeschool stories to hit mainstream media,” PBS’ “Religion & Ethics Newsweekly” last week carried an episode profiling the “exodus” movement. “The bulk of parents pull their kids out of public school for reasons having very much to do with religion,” said correspondent Lucky Severson. “Some […] Read More

Failing to become a major player in a growing market, LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention quietly dissolved its homeschool division last year. Last January LifeWay’s trade book division, Broadman & Holman, sponsored an exhibitor event on homeschooling at Advance 2006, the national tradeshow of the Christian Booksellers Association. “I can say emphatically […] Read More

Homeschool activists are raising alarm about a controversy in Germany involving church, state and school they fear could have long-term repercussions affecting parents’ rights to educate their children in the United States. In September the European Court of Human Rights denied an appeal of a fundamentalist Christian family who sued the German government for the […] Read More

Southern Baptist homeschool advocates are seeking to have resolutions calling for an “exit strategy” from public schools introduced at all 43 state and regional Baptist convention meetings this fall. In 2004 exit-strategy resolutions were introduced in 15 Southern Baptist state conventions. Last year the number increased to about 30. Despite failure to get a resolution […] Read More

At a time of the year when many parents are beginning to send their children back to school, homeschool mother Gena Suarez is doing all she can to convince parents to keep them at home. Suarez, who with her husband, Paul, publishes The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, recently began a daily blog detailing what she views […] Read More

A leading Southern Baptist advocate of homeschooling urged a growing network to “send a clear message” to the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention that the homeschooling community “exists and is watching.” Elizabeth Watkins of the Southern Baptist Church and Home Education Association said in an August e-newsletter that recent comments attributed to SBC […] Read More

Homeschooling parents often discuss the importance of having a strong support network at church. That isn’t a problem at Grace Community Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Magnolia, Texas. All the families homeschool. Ted Seago, a minister and church planter for three decades, was working in a “seeker-friendly” church in the 1990s, when he began […] Read More

A homeschool advocacy organization with a paid membership in the tens of thousands on Tuesday endorsed a resolution calling for Southern Baptist churches to develop an exit strategy from the nation’s public schools. The Home School Legal Defense Association, a non-profit membership organization based in Purcellville, Va., about 40 miles from Washington, D.C., welcomed debate […] Read More

Senate Majority Leader and likely presidential candidate Bill Frist recently praised a gathering of state homeschool leaders for “helping to make America a better place.” Frist was among four senators and eight members of the House of Representatives to meet with 75 homeschool leaders assembled in Washington for a policy meeting March 30. A spokesperson […] Read More