News from North Carolina marks another milestone toward developing an informed, politically active citizenry familiar with the basic fundamentals of the American Republic.
Homeschooled students now outnumber private-school students in North Carolina. This represents an increase of more than 14 percent from the year before, and a 27 percent increase from just two years ago.
The state estimates that there are nearly 100,000 homeschoolers in North Carolina, while private school enrollments have been dropping ever since the beginning of the Great Recession. According to the Charlotte News Observer, this extraordinary growth is due to parental concerns about school violence, the lack of a religious focus in public schools, and the large classroom size.
Join FreedomProject Education on Saturday,
September 6th for a FREE event featuring Christian speaker Paul Taylor!
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal filed suit in federal court on August 27 arguing that President Obama’s Department of Education has violated the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and federal law by coercing states to adopt Common Core education standards.
The suit states: “The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reserves to the States all ‘powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution.’ … The Constitution makes no provision for federal power over education policy.”
A press statement released by the governor’s office on Wednesday noted that Jindal “argues that the Obama Administration has used federal grants to compel states to enter binding agreements to adopt and fully implement a single set of federally-defined content standards and to utilize assessment products created by a federally-sponsored ‘consortia.’ ”