Tammy Hulse gave one of my favorite presentations at the 2012 conference because it had as a prime focal point a re-evaluation of human psychology. We often think of the mind as the supreme organ of the body and that we make our decisions based on mental evaluation of facts. Tammy’s talk helps show the […]

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Common Core is far more than a set of standards. It is the complete globalization of education. In this presentation, Alisa Ellis helps expose Common Core’s agenda in the words of those that have put it together.      

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In this presentation, Celia Johnson talks about agency-education in a charter school: “The Bruises and Benefits of Riding a Live Horse on Top of a Merry-Go-Round.”      

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Three Grand Enticements for Abandoning Compulsory Education for Freedom-Based Education: 1. Trusting the Genius of our Children’s Creator, 2. A Long-Term Permanent Solution to Unemployment, and 3. The Preservation of Political Freedom in America. Jesse Fisher is a recovering public school teacher, founded a freedom-based private school in 1992, serves on the board of the […]

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“We started home schooling in 1979 and I loved it. Our family was forever changed and we became closer and happier. Where we lived in Idaho we were one of the first families to receive ‘permission’ to home school our children. We were pretty much alone and on our own, we were pioneers. That made […]

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The LDS Church has always had a keen interest in education–how, what, who, and why to teach.  All of these issues were tackled by the early Church and principles were formed with varying degrees of success.  Many of the formative principles have been set aside, however, in favor of modern methodology and the all-consuming role […]

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Janet Summit’s presentation at the 2012 Conference was on the community school she has set up in her Utah community. This was a favorite presentation for a number of attendees, showing what parents with a vision can create in their local community to educate their children. We will be doing some follow-up work on this […]

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Oak Norton’s talk on ending compulsory education from the 2012 Agency-Based Education conference. Click that link for more presentations from the conference. Some related notes including Utah state law and Supreme court cases regarding the “fundamental liberty interest” of parents to guide their children’s education are below.      

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