Is the US Dept. of Education Softening Their Stance On Homeschooling?

Do you remember the U.S Secretary of Education John King making snide comments about homeschoolers back during the Obama administration? Many of us were a little worried that our educational freedoms were about to be put to the test! Yet here we are reading on the official US Department of Education’s blog about a military family’s successful Christian homeschooling experience! Is the US Dept. of Education softening their stance on homeschooling?


This article with a positive spin on homeschooling was part of the RethinkSchool series the USED blog ran this month. The article, Military Family Finds Homeschooling to be Just the Right Fit profiles a large military family as they share and discuss why homeschooling is a great choice for them.

Is this a good sign? We sure hope so!! To read the article, click here.



About the author


Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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  • We are a Reservist family, and the flexibility of homeschooling has absolutely and without a doubt benefitted us and maximized our family time.