Attempt to Overturn Jury Verdict

Today will be the first of two days of scheduled hearings in the ongoing tragedy of a single father in Tarrant County who has given up everything to keep his only child. Last August a jury of his peers reversed the ruling of a judge which originally caused the removal of his daughter from him for three years under “temporary” orders. Since that time, this father’s attorneys have been seeking a … [Read more...]

Ongoing Battle Against CPS

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President Ronald Reagan once said that the nine scariest words in the English language are, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” That is certainly true when considering CPS caseworkers. Back in March, THSC became involved in a civil rights lawsuit against CPS on behalf of a grandmother in Houston. As I explained then, these government officials illegally took the grandchildren from … [Read more...]

Voting…or Not

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On May 29th almost 1.5 million people voted in the Republican Primary in Texas, and THSC PAC worked very hard to educate candidates on issues important to the home school community in Texas and to endorse those candidates who we believed were supportive of home schooling and parental rights. As I explained the day after the event, home schoolers had some huge wins and a few losses that overall … [Read more...]

African Americans Fastest Growing Segment of Home School Community

When I get calls from reporters who are doing stories on home schooling in Texas, they always ask how many families are teaching their children at home in Texas. (We estimate more than 120,000 families and well over 300,000 students, and the US Department of Education’s most recent estimate is more than two million students, or about three percent of the school population.) They also want to know … [Read more...]

Courageous Fathers

As Father’s Day approaches and we continue to focus on the foundation of our freedom to homeschool and on the fundamental, constitutional right of parents to direct the care, custody, and upbringing of their children, I am impressed by some news items today. First, S. Michael Craven, at the Center for Christ & Culture, has written a wonderful commentary on the impact that fathers have on … [Read more...]

Hope Valley Tree Farm

When fires ripped through the Bastrop community last Labor Day weekend, over 1600 homes were destroyed and 35,000 acres burned. In the eight months since, Hope Valley Tree Farm has had the privilege of helping meet the increased need for trees in Bastrop as the community heals and rebuilds. … [Read more...]

Home Schoolers Impact RPT Convention

I spent most of my time last week in Fort Worth at the Republican State Convention. There were several significant things that impressed me. First, there were a lot of home schoolers in attendance as delegates, alternates, and pages. One estimate was that more than half of the teen pages were home school students. … [Read more...]

We Don’t Care What the Jury Ruled

Last summer a Tarrant County jury reversed the orders of a judge and returned Jim Loose’s daughter to him, after she spent almost three years with her grandparents under “temporary” orders. Since last fall Jim’s attorneys have attempted to get a two-hour hearing with Judge Randy Catterton, to ask him to require the grandparents to pay Jim’s legal fees as allowed under state law. On several … [Read more...]

What a Primary!

The Republican Primary in Texas yesterday was very significant to say the least. To begin with, from THSC PAC’s perspective, our top race was the race to unseat State Representative Rob Eissler, Chairman of the House Public Education Committee, because of his dishonest dealings with THSC in the killing of one of our key legislative priorities while saying he has “always supported home schooling.” … [Read more...]

Always Supported Home Schooling?

Yesterday, I was interviewed by a reporter doing a story on why THSC PAC is supporting Steve Toth, who is opposing State Representative Rob Eissler (HD 15) for re-election in the Republican Primary. I explained that we had supported Mr. Eissler in the past, but as a result of his dishonesty with us in the last legislative session and killing legislation that was very important to the home school … [Read more...]