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Senate Bill 189 Becomes Law

On May 30, 2013, Governor Pat McCrory enacted Senate Bill 189, which redefines the term “home school” in state law. The endeavor that NCHE began in the fall of 2012 was successfully accomplished with the governor’s signature.

Not on Our Watch!

In mid-March, Governor Mike Easley proposed to make private, Christian and homeschools accountable to the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). As soon as the information was verified, NCHE sent out an alert, and homeschool families responded by the thousands. The public reaction brought a delay in action;

Hal’s about It: Peace or Freedom

The government couldn’t depend on controlling a population that had freedom to choose, so the task was to limit their choices first, then condition them to prefer their constrictions rather than seek out their future in a world without guarantees.

Just be wary of the call of “peace and security.” Freedom is a risky thing, but it’s what allows parents to effectively educate kids with special needs, precocious readers, those gifted in mechanics or dance or music, who may be all in the same family!

The Myth That Changed America

To the surprise of the majority of Americans, the phrase “separation between church and state” is not contained in the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution or any amendment to it, or any other official document upon which our nation and government was founded.

Jeff’s Journal: Continue to Tend the Plant

When a gardener decides to plant the flower into the garden and completely expose it to the outside environment, the care does not stop. The gardener will continue to care for the flower, but on a more limited basis.

Guard It Well

But sometimes I get a little concerned about those who don't remember our fledgling past. I worry that they might not be as careful as we were forced to be, to protect the right to teach our own children. The real danger, in a word, is that homeschooling has become mainstream (Ugh!). When a movement becomes mainstream, I contend that it is in jeopardy.

Understanding DNPE

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of NC statutory requirements for homeschools to operate in North Carolina. It will be both informative and engaging with active audience participation. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of DNPE with any myths dispelled.

HB 230/SB 189 Update

In our last E-brief, we asked homeschool supporters to contact their senator, if he/she serves on the Committee on Education/Higher Education, and ask him/her to support HB 230/SB 189. If you have not already contacted your senator, please do so and also ask that HB 230 be put on the committee’s calendar.

HB 230 passed by the House Unanimously!

Late this afternoon the House of Representatives passed HB 230 with a unanimous vote. The bill now crosses over to the Senate. The companion bill to HB 230, SB 189 is now in the Senate Committee on Education/Higher Education.

HB144 (Tax Credit) and HB228 (Sports)

Two bills have been introduced in the NC House impacting NC Homeschoolers.