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Vaccine Exemption Removal Forces Parents to Rethink Options - December 31, 2019

exemptions in May. Washington followed in July, removing the personal belief exemption for the MMR vaccine. California, Mississippi, and West Virginia already had similar laws in place.

The New York Times reports that over 26,000 students statewide were forced to be removed from public and private schools in 2019. If not, parents were forced to move out-of-state or begin receiving CDC mandated vaccines, some of which are formed from aborted fetal tissue violating certain religious/personal beliefs.

Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine explains, “Many parents who did not vaccinate in the past will not suddenly vaccinate their children because of this new legislation. Parents are already beginning to quit their jobs and rearrange their schedules to stay home and educate their children to avoid violating their beliefs.”

Private schools attest to this fact. Administrators at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Brockport, New York, report they are losing twenty percent of the student body because of the law. Its principal stated that these families are either turning to homeschooling or local college programs.

“We want hesitant families unsure about their ability to homeschool to know we are available to provide help and support,” says Gena. “Homeschooling may not have originally been their first choice, but we can ease them into it so they can ultimately thrive as home educators.”

Christian online curriculum options provide a safe environment for those new to homeschooling. SchoolhouseTeachers.com is an option that includes over 400 courses designed to make homeschooling easier on parents. Parents interested in paying one price to homeschool their entire family using SchoolhouseTeachers.com, can do so through the Fresh Start sale.

Parents who refuse to compromise on this issue need not leave their state. Homeschooling is a legal option. Visit TryHomeschooling.com for more information.

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,500 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Contact: Paul and Gena Suarez
888-718-4663
publisher@theoldschoolhouse.com

Colleges and Universities Want Homeschool Graduates! - October 12, 2019

and a directory of more than fifty outstanding colleges, universities, and academies that have expressed a desire to enroll students who have been homeschooled.

Paul and Gena Suarez are the publishers of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. Gena explains why homeschooled students are in great demand by post-secondary institutions: “They are most often advanced academically and do well with independent study. They have a good work ethic, model exemplary character, and reflect well on the institutions they attend.”

Homeschool students generally score higher than average on the SAT test. In 2014, the mean scores of 13,549 homeschool seniors were 567 in critical reading, 521 in mathematics, and 535 in writing. The corresponding mean scores of all college-bound seniors were 497, 513, and 487 respectively (Brian D. Ray, PhD, NHERI.org, June 7, 2016). With these scores, it is no surprise that colleges are actively recruiting homeschool students (Ray, January 7, 2019). In fact, all eight Ivy League colleges do accept homeschoolers (https://bit.ly/30QKsSL).

Paul and Gena are working hard to help facilitate connections between the best students and the best schools. “We encourage parents to check out the colleges and universities in our directory,” invites Paul. “They are listed there because they want your homeschoolers to attend. We also welcome schools that are looking for homeschool graduates to join our list.”

Articles in the portal include such topics as the preparation of high school transcripts, applying for college, adapting to college life, and choosing a career path.

The Higher Education Portal is one of the many ways that The Old Schoolhouse® company supports homeschooling families. Its famous trade publication, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, gives practical advice and encouragement in every quarterly issue. Its curriculum website, SchoolhouseTeachers.com, provides a full lineup of online courses for students from preschool to high school.

As homeschooling grows in popularity, more homeschool graduates are gracing the halls of higher education, and many have been helped along the way by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine.

About The Old Schoolhouse®

The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,000 member families, with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.

Publishers Paul and Gena Suarez are available for radio interviews.

Contact: Paul and Gena Suarez 
888-718-4663
publisher@theoldschoolhouse.com

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