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An Alarming Agenda, Tips for Teen Girls

By Heather Idoni

Added Friday, August 11, 2006

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The Homeschooler's Notebook
Encouragement and Advice for Homeschool Families
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Vol. 7 No 32 August 11, 2006
ISSN: 1536-2035
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Copyright (c) 2006 - Heather Idoni, FamilyClassroom.net
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Welcome to the Homeschooler's Notebook!

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IN THIS ISSUE:
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Notes from Heather
-- An Alarming Agenda
Helpful Tips
-- For Teen Girls
Question of the Week
-- Your Questions
-- Your Answers
Editor's Pick
-- Win Free Curriculum!
Additional Notes
-- Searchable Archive
-- Our Email Group
-- Sponsorship Information
-- Reprint Information
-- Subscriber Information

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Notes from Heather
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Frightening 2006 Agenda of the NEA

This is the time of year when many parents are weighing their
decision to continue homeschooling. It is the time of year when
I hear so many sad stories of families caving in for extremely
weak reasons, most due to issues of convenience. For some
it is an issue of high school opportunities, while many others
have simply forgotten the face of the enemy. Since there is a
war raging for the hearts and minds of our children, I thought
I'd remind everyone of a pretty big reason WHY we homeschool
-- specifically, what the hideous face of our clear-cut common
enemy looks like.

Lest we forget!!

An August 5th article by Phyllis Schlafly, entitled "NEA Agenda
is Frightening to Parents", begins by re-capping the National
Education Association's dozens of resolutions on the gay rights
agenda -- many of which are directly intended to supplement the
curriculum in the public schools at earlier and earlier ages.

Quoting from the article:

"[July 2006] NEA resolutions promote the gay rights agenda in
public school curricula by demanding funds to alleviate 'sexual
orientation discrimination,' to use multicultural education to
reduce 'homophobia', and even to put 'diversity-based curricula'
and 'bias-free screening devices in early childhood education.'
Another resolution demands that schools hire 'a diverse teach-
ing staff'.

But the NEA (the nation's largest teachers union) certainly
doesn't believe in diversity when it comes to schools! The NEA
is positively paranoid about any kind of competition, passing reso-
lutions against voucher plans, tuition tax credits, parental option
or choice plans, sectarian schools, for-profit schools, distance
learning, and homeschooling.

The NEA beefed up its anti-homeschool resolutions this year by
demanding that homeschooled students 'meet all state curricular
requirements', and that they not be permitted to participate in any
public school extra-curricular activities. The NEA even opposes
renting or selling empty public school buildings to any non-public
school.

NEA resolutions again endorse the principal goals of the feminist
agenda, including abortion... The NEA also supports 'community-
operated, school-based family planning clinics that will provide
intensive counseling', which is a thinly veiled welcome to Planned
Parenthood to put its clinics in the schools.

TheNEA is determined to get control of children at the earliest
possible age. One resolution calls for public school programs for
children 'from birth through age eight,' another calls for pre-kinder-
garten for 'all three and four-year-old children,' and still another
demands 'mandatory kindergarten with compulsory attendance'.

The anti-parent animus of the NEA is apparent in its insistence
that the public schools be in the driver's seat about the teaching
of sex. Claiming that every child has the right to 'freely available
information and knowledge about sexuality,' the NEA demands
the right to teach children about diversity of sexual orientation
and gender identification, incest, and homophobia...

After reading the NEA resolutions and policies, parents should
reflect on last year's decision of the U.S Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuitin Fields v. Palmdale School District. The court ruled
that parents' fundamental right to control the upbringing of their
children 'does not extend beyond the threshold of the school
door,' and that a public school has the right to provide its
students with 'whatever information it wishes to provide, sexual
or otherwise.' "

Full text of the article is at the following website:

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/16731.html

[Disclaimer: The editor of this newsletter endorses no particular
political party and does not necessarily endorse the content at
the website cited above.]

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Comments on this article?

Send your feedback to:
heather@familyclassroom.net

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Helpful Tip
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FREE Lesson from WhatEveryGirl.com

This week's reader question asks about a bible study curriculum
for a 13 year old daughter.

In addition to straight Bible reading, my very BEST recommenda-
tion is a fantastic biblical 'charm course' by my good friend,
Myklin Cox. She was homeschooled herself! It is called "What
Every Girl Should Know" and it is well worth the affordable price.
You can read all about it at http://www.WhatEveryGirl.com -- and
you can even get a FREE lesson to try it out before you buy!

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Do you have an idea, experience, or tip to share? Please write!
Send to: HN-ideas@familyclassroom.net


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Last Issue's Reader Question
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"Does anyone have a recommendation for a strong, discipleship
Bible study we could use with our 13 year old daughter? We
would like to use this as part of our coming year's curriculum.
Thank you." -- Jacqueline in AL


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Our Readers' Responses
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"Growing Little Women by Donna Miller is a Mentoring for Moms
study for Moms and daughters to do together. It is geared for
9-12 year olds, but could be used for older/younger depending on
their maturity. I have a version for younger girls and looks like a
good way to reach out to our daughters and connect with them
before time slips away." -- Cristina

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"Jacqueline, I strongly recommend materials from Doorposts.
www.doorposts.net They have several resources from which to
choose, and they are all excellent. "Polished Cornerstones" is
the one I use most with my 14-year-old daughter." -- Mary Beth

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"Why not use the Bible? Pick a book in the Bible that you
would like to read and read a few paragraphs or a chapter to-
gether. After reading, discuss what it was about. Use the who,
what, where, when & why format if you have trouble coming up
with a discussion." -- Laurel


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Answer our NEW Question
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"I would like to know if there are any homeschoolers who have
had their teenagers take college courses with their local com-
munity college or online. My daughter is 16 and I'm considering
having her take a basic computer class through our college.
What do you think?" -- Sandi

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Do you have some experience to share with Sandi?

Please send your answer to: HN-answers@familyclassroom.net

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ASK YOUR QUESTION
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Do you have a question you would like our readers to answer?

Send it to HN-questions@familyclassroom.net and we'll see
if we can help you out in a future issue!


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Editor's Pick
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FamilyBlueprint.org FREE Drawing!

SonSeekers is giving away 25 homeschooling packs of Bible
Curriculum in a random drawing on Sept 3rd, 2006.

Here is the link to enter the free drawing:

http://www.familyblueprint.org/fb_ss_contest.htm

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