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Hurts Me More Than You: Jaime and Susanna's Stories

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Trigger warning for Hurts Me More Than You series: posts in this series may include detailed descriptions of corporal punishment and physical abuse and violence towards children. 820 more words

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HSLDA's Michael Farris to Heidi St. John: "We Are Standing With You"

By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator

Several days ago, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) issued a statement on their involvement (or lack thereof) in  446 more words

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HSLDA on Old Schoolhouse Cover-Up: We're Not "The Police Force of the Homeschooling Movement"

By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator

Nearly a week after allegations about a widespread cover-up of physical and sexual child abuse in the Christian homeschooling community were disclosed, the Home School Legal Defense Association has issued a statement on their involvement. 324 more words

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when good men do nothing

The whole situation makes me sick to my stomach. It is hard to write about, just like it’s hard to hear about.

Homeschooling can be an amazing educational choice. 816 more words

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When Homeschool Leaders Looked Away: The Old Schoolhouse Cover-Up

By Hännah Ettinger (Wine & Marble) and R.L. Stollar (Homeschoolers Anonymous). Several updates and corrections made on 10/16/2014 are highlighted at the end of the story. 6,010 more words

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[HSLDA] Building the Machine: The Parent Interviews

Watch the first video here.

We live in Texas where the prevailing thought is often, “Well, that’s those other states. Here in Texas, we are free.” Knowing that this type of thinking can lead to blindspots, I did a little research (shorthand for, “I googled it.”). 167 more words

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From Silence to Exposure: Why Did Michael Farris Speak Out Now?

HA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Julie Anne Smith’s blog Spiritual Sounding Board. It was originally published on August 30, 2014 and has been slightly modified for HA. 1,770 more words

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