Friday, July 18, 2008

Levy on Homeschooling and Racism

I think homeschooling has more to do with the quality of the public schools in an area, but check out Levy on Homeschooling and Racism.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Graphics Winner

Graphic A was the winner of the graphics contest by a hair. Now that we have a graphic it's time to move along to phase 2. Please nominate your favorite homeschool blog. These are the categories;

  • Adult homeschool blog

  • Teen homeschool blog

  • Child homeschool blog

  • Group homeschool blog

Please leave a comment to nominate your favorite blog, leave a link to the blog and the category. Last years winners:

  • Doc's Sunrise Rants - Adult homeschool blog

  • Why Homeschool - Group homeschool blog

  • Cocking a Snook Too! - Teen homeschool blog (last year the teen and child blogs were combined).

are not eligible for this years contest. Nominations will end October 17th. I hope to have the poll ready for voting to begin November 1st.

Parent Educators and Kids (PEAK) is hosting a fun-filled retreat

I am so excited the homeschool group I belong to is hosting a fun filled retreat. See HEM's Parent Educators and Kids (PEAK) is hosting a fun-filled retreat for more details.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's about time

A janitor whom a university official had accused of racial harassment for reading a historical book about the Ku Klux Klan on his break has gotten an apology - months later - from the school.

Charles Bantz, chancellor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, apologized to Keith John Sampson in a letter dated Friday, saying the school is committed to free expression.

"I can candidly say that we regret this situation took place," Bantz wrote.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Get over it ~ this isn't a hate crime

Webster Cook says that, instead of eating a Eucharist wafer as he was expected to do during the Sacrament of Holy Communion, he smuggled the blessed piece of bread out of mass. Once blessed, the piece of bread is viewed by Catholics as the true Body of Christ. (click here to learn more)

Catholics worldwide became furious.

Webster’s friend, who didn’t want to show his face, said he took the Eucharist, to show him what it meant to Catholics.

Webster gave the wafer back, but the Catholic League, a national watchdog organization for Catholic rights claims that is not enough.

“We don’t know 100% what Mr. Cooks motivation was,” said Susan Fani a spokesperson with the local Catholic League. “However, if anything were to qualify as a hate crime, to us this seems like this might be it.”