Articles with Lasting Significance

Filing the Private School Affidavit
2014-2015 School Year

The private school affidavit for this 2014-2015 school year should be available on or around October 1st on the California Department of Education’s website. Read more

Join HSLDA – It’s The Bee’s Knees

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is the premier nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.  HSLDA advocates on the legal front on behalf of their members in matters which include conflicts with state or local officials over homeschooling. Read more

Who Butters Your Bread?

What gets bigger the more you take from it? As a kid, this was one of my favorite riddles. The correct answer, of course, is “a hole.” The more you take out of a hole, the bigger it gets. However, there is another answer to this riddle...
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Jim Davis Retires

After seventeen years of sacrificial service at Family Protection Ministries (FPM) on your behalf, Jim Davis has retired from his full-time work with us. Read more

Passing the Baton

In December of 1994, I said yes to Roy Hanson and made preparations to move my family up to the Sacramento area in order to start working full-time with Family Protection Ministries. My wife, Judy, and I had been homeschooling for about 11 years by then, and we were convinced that God was calling us to become directly involved in protecting all of our rights to raise and train up our children privately at home. I am extremely grateful for the privilege of working with FPM's founder and Director, Roy Hanson, for the past 18 years. Read more

Vaccinations Without Permission

Last year I took my teenage sons in for their Tdap shots, to be in compliance with the new CA immunization requirement. I debated about it, but decided to proceed. I wish I hadn’t. I checked in at the desk that my sons were there for a Tdap. The injection nurse gave my first son his Tdap vaccination, then while I was distracted with a younger child, I heard my son yelp. Read more

CHEA – Support Their Work!

If you are a homeschooling parent or considering homeschooling, we enthusiastically recommend attending a Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) Convention this year. Read more

Deaths and Disabilities and the Increasing Number of Vaccine Injections

The battle over AB 2109 has caused us to do far more detailed research into the vaccine controversy than we have in the past. Most parents know many of the dangers of communicable diseases, but rarely know the critical details of the life-and-death dangers of different vaccines. Read more

2012 - Our Nation Hangs in the Balance:
Socialism in the United States - Part 1

Socialism is a pie-in-the-sky utopian economic dream. But it has a hard "rubber-meets-the-road" impact on each of us, whether we like it or not. Read more

Charter Schools and Christians
A Pastor's View

Charter schools are not a good alternative to private Christian homeschooling. There are serious problems with charter schools, only one of which is that to get state funds, the state dictates what they can and can’t teach. Read more

Every Parent’s Nightmare

A young boy’s parents are in a legal battle with doctors over the right to make medical decisions for their son. Read more

America's Stampede Into Socialism: What's the Problem?

America’s increasing movement toward a full-blown welfare state, with its acceleration deeper into socialism, should raise grave concerns. The U.S. is not a total socialistic country yet, but we could be there in the near future if this accelerated movement is not slowed and reversed quickly. Our nation’s stampede to socialism is not limited to the economic or political realms. Read more

The Danger of Becoming Battle-Weary

By Maurice Roberts

There are not wanting, here and there, the signs that good Christians are suffering from a kind of spiritual metal-fatigue. In our fellowships iron rarely sharpens iron any longer. Much preaching that is orthodox lacks that ring of conviction which is needed to thrust it home into sinners' consciences. A guilty tameness smothers our zeal. Prayers are hum drum and predictable. The apostolic fire has died down and looks like dying away. The gospel, even where it is preached at all, is clothed with the impeding garments of excessive politeness and respectability. Our sermons are frequently no more than a gentle homily or a quiet talk about good religious ideas. Slowly and imperceptibly evangelical people are coming to terms, emotionally and intellectually, with the spirit of the age. Read more.

A Threat to Your Freedom: Local Daytime Curfews

Updated January 2011

Efforts to pass local daytime curfews have been pursued over the last several years by cities and counties across California. Though they vary, these local ordinances generally make it illegal for a child under 18 years of age to be in any public place during normal public school hours unless he falls under one of the listed exemptions. Exemptions differ from city to city. Some daytime curfew ordinances are disguised by using other legal terms such as daytime loitering and are only applicable to compulsory school-age children during school hours, making them effectively daytime curfews. Read more

Receiving All Our Urgent E-mail Alerts? Here’s How!

Posted January 2011

Our primary mission is to help ensure our freedom as parents to train, educate, and care for our children privately, without governmental interference. We can only accomplish this through your teamwork efforts with us. Read More

The Counterweight Inhibiting Excess in Government

Posted March 5, 2010

We as citizens are the counterweight, the balancing force, which our founding fathers designed into our unique form of government in order to secure our freedoms. Without our proper involvement, our government will overwhelm and trample the very liberties and freedoms it is supposed to ensure. Our involvement is both a right and a responsibility of long standing. We neglect this right and this responsibility to our detriment. Read More

The "Indoctrination of Babel"
The "Convention of the Rights of the Child"

The current administration has indicated that they would likely bring the UN Convention on The Rights of the Child (CRC) to the US Senate for ratification as soon as feasible. One of the clearly dangerous aspects of the U.N.'s Read More

Public Education vs. Personal Privacy

There are many reasons to avoid involvement in public education programs. One of those reasons is to protect our children's privacy. And one thing that will set up our children to have their privacy violated is to enroll them in a system that will record, track, and report personal information about them. Read More

Resources on SB 777

Homeschooling - Facts & Statistics