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Watching the walls of Texas

Homeschooling | A team of homeschoolers form the youngest-ever lobbying group at the state Capitol in Austin
by Alyssa Foster
Posted 2/15/13, 09:45 am

The Watchmen trudged through pouring rain on Jan. 8 to get to the first day of the 2013 legislative session at the Texas Capitol in Austin, but it was worth it. Paul Hastings, David Huber, Nathan Exley, Jeremy Newman, Trent Williams, and Ben Snodgrass, all aged 19-23, sat through a swearing-in ceremony, during which a young woman fainted, and a speech by Gov. Rick Perry to become the youngest registered lobbyists in Texas.

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Christian homeschoolers losing deportation fight

by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/13/13, 10:45 am

A family homeschooling safely in rural Tennessee may be forced to return to their native Germany, where the parents likely face huge fines and criminal penalties, and could lose custody of their five school-age children.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are looking to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to give them permanent refugee status. But Attorney General Eric Holder is disputing their case, arguing Germany's ban on homeschooling fails to violate the family's fundamental rights. 

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The ultimate hybrid

Homeschooling | Co-ops are quietly changing the homeschooling landscape
by Tiffany Owens
Posted 9/07/12, 01:00 am

Beth Fleming attended public schools. Her father was superintendent of public schools in Michigan, and none of her friends homeschooled. So when she and her husband chose to homeschool, they were choosing a lonely road. Beth ran classes from the kitchen table and took their son Caleb on field trips, just the two of them.

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