George Mason U. senior Ryan Allen dresses in drag and doesn't mind being called a queen - homecoming queen, to be exact. Allen, who is gay and performs in drag at nightclubs in the region, entered the homecoming contest as his drag queen persona.
The recent news that there has been a 32% increase in the number of New Yorkers who educated their children at home between 2003 and 2007 has me preparing for the onslaught of questions I'll be fielding over the coming days.
For those of you who are new to this story, and have not been following the story of my adventures at Loyola College of Maryland, I was accused of racism and sexism for explaining the male-female, and the white-black wage gaps.
New Hampshire announced plans for "new rigorous state board of exams to be given to 10th graders. Students who pass will be prepared to move on to the state's community or technical colleges, skipping the last two years of high school,"
Discover magazine calls Philip Striech, 17, a “Teen Genius” for demonstrating that a key nanotechnology assumption is likely false. His research with Dr. James Hamilton suggests that carbon nanotubes are thermodynamically soluble.
I am saddened by the news that Marshall Fritz, my friend and constant source of inspiration, died yesterday at age 65 after a long struggle against cancer.
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(Publisher: We first reported on this technology about 2 years ago. Here are some updates and what young minds have done with the ability to create in real life what their creative minds can imagine.)
Dale Williams interviews the Educational Revolutionary John Taylor Gatto. The profound author of valued books telling of the awful educational betrayals that have occurred in America.
Republicans and Democrats united in aiming to destroy public education in America.
What’s most shocking about the California state appellate court ruling that says parents that homeschool their children must have teaching credentials is the wording that goes with the decision.
A California appeals court ruling clamping down on homeschooling by parents without teaching credentials sent shock waves across the state, leaving an estimated 166,000 children as possible truants and their parents at risk of prosecution.
Money that helps to send about 25,000 kids to private and religious schools will be on the line Thursday as a federal appeals court hears oral arguments in an eight-year-old challenge to Arizona's scholarship-tax-credit law.
In 2006, the National Institute of Health got $120 million to combat influenza, which kills about 36,000 Americans annually but it got $1.76 billion for biodefense, much of it spent to research anthrax. How many people has anthrax killed lately??
When Maria Montessori docked in New York on her first trip to America in 1913, crowds greeted her ship and her arrival made the front pages. Montessori, Italy's first woman doctor, was toasted as a revolutionary educator.
Back in February, Melissa was seized from her family home in a dramatic police raid for the crime of home schooling - illegal since 1937 by edict of Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler - and placed with a foster home in a location unknown to her family.
The Independent School District of Burleson, Texas, just south of Ft. Worth is the first in the country to adopt a policy of training students to immediately fight back and use their advantage in numbers to take tactical control if a gunman enters th
For the past few months, I have concentrated on the legal aspects of the Duke Lacrosse Non-Rape, Non-Kidnapping, and Non-Sexual Assault Case, but I hardly have forgotten the predations of members of Duke University’s faculty. Thanks goodness, K.C. Jo
Honorable Thomas Zampino of the Family Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has ordered penal charges against a home-schooling mother of seven. According to a report by Matt Bowman on the website constitutinallycorrect.com
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Intel Corp., the world's largest computer chipmaker, announced Friday it will more than triple its initial investment in Vietnam to $1 billion, dramatically expanding the size of a chip assembly and testing plant that it's building in the cou
Dan Gilbert, founder of the growing Quicken Loans/Rock Financial mortgage empire and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, is convinced there's only one thing that can revive the sagging economic fortunes of Detroit.
A new state tax break for business donations for private school tuition grants faces a constitutional challenge from education and civil rights groups trying to block its implementation just days before it takes effect.
The German police arrested Katharina Plett, a homeschooling mother of twelve. Yesterday her husband fled to Austria with the children. Homeschooling is illegal in Germany since Hitler banned it in 1938. The Plett family belongs to a homeschooling gro
Day after day, Layla Raye-Ryan asked the same question: "Is this the day I go to my new school"? Today, at last, was the big day. Dressed in her crisp new khaki-and-white uniform and a pink jacket and bearing a pink backpack, Layla, 4, j
Elizabeth, 11, and Teddy, 8, have never gone to school. Their teachers are primarily their parents, which puts them into what is believed to be the fast-growing sector of the U.S. education system—the home-school movement.
Denise Armstrong decided to home school her daughter and two sons because she thought she could do a better job of instilling her values in her children than a public school could. And while she once found herself the lone black parent at home-educat
This paper offers another vehicle to improve parents’ control over their children’s education: allowing them to open an Education Savings Account (ESA) for each of their children.
We are a grassroots organization. Together, our growing team of homeschooling families is developing Internet radio programming and a website dedicated to providing a place for liberal and progressive homeschooled kids to sound off and speak out.