Online Homeschool Questions and Options – Review and more

Here is a list of various Online Homeschool options that have been brought to my attention in my researching if we want to add an element of online to our schooling. I still have not decided and I am still researching. So any experience you have had would be helpful. Please leave a comment in the comment section. Thank You.

If you are familiar with any of the options I have listed please share your thoughts and reviews. What you liked and / or didn’t like. It can be from the curriculum itself to back-end and user friendliness to how any issues were handled by admins.

Please share you good and bad.

If you are aware of any other online homeschooling courses please share, I am all about getting as much information and options as I can. Thanks !!

So here is what we have so far.

Annual 

  1. Pluralsight – Tech – $299 a year – https://www.pluralsight.com/learn

 

  1. Code Monkey – For Coding $109 for the year https://www.playcodemonkey.com/

 

  1. Skrafty – $300 for the year – uses mind craft https://whenyouriseup.com/product/edu-subscription-rank-up/  – $100 – $250 a class

 

  1. Mango Languages – $20 month – learning languages only – mangolanguages.com

 

  1. Monarch – $600 a year for the family – https://www.aop.com/curriculum/shop-monarch  – plus cost of curriculum choice. Came Highly Recommended.

 

  1. Moby Max – $200 all subjects for the year – most subjects only go to 8th Grade but could be nice for filling in gaps $99 for the year,for 3 subjects – $49 for the year 1 subject – https://www.mobymax.com/

 

  1. Funcation Academy – $23 a month per student – – or $115 per year – with a $50 reg fee – https://www.funcationacademy.com/pricing

         Came Highly Recommened.

  1. Power Homeschool / Acellushttps://www.powerhomeschool.org/enroll/ – $250 a year or $25 a month
  2. School House Teacher – $179 a year – https://schoolhouseteachers.com – not live teachers all self paced – Biblical worldview – Looks like a possible fit.

 

By Classes / Subject

  1. Math – Live On Math – $99 – $275 a class – https://users.liveonlinemath.com/users/lom/registration.php#
  2. Currclick – Purchase individual items and dittos at a reasonable price  http://www.currclick.com/index.php
  3. Abeka Classes – $300 a class  – http://www.abeka.com/ABekaOnline/BookDescription.aspx?sbn=319392
  4. Fortuigence – $60 – $200 a class – Writing  http://www.fortuigence.com/fortuigence/courses/  – Came Highly Recommended
  5. Big River Academy – $200 per semester/class – bigriveracademy.com
  6. Open Tent academy – from $150 – $1,000 per class – http://opententacademy.com/  – most seem to range about $300 to $450 – each class is 1 to 2 days a week about 14 weeks  to a full year
  7. Brigham Young University Independent Studyhttps://is.byu.edu – looks like most classes are $155 – per ½ a credit – or for a year class – some as low as High School Courses High School Course – some as low as $99 – or as high as $260
  8. Elim Bible School -$180 – looks like just one class right now  http://www.elim.edu/programs/online-hs/
  9. Answers in Genesis – Online classes – $150 – $200 per course – https://answersingenesis.org/education/online-courses/

 

Free

  1. Video tutorials on Word, web design etc… http://599cd.com/
  2. Virtual homeschool grouphttp://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.org Maybe Free I am not sure
  3. Edx – Free – Secular – edx.org – By class – High school classes through college universities –
  4. Typing – Free – 15 Min a day – https://www.alfatyping.com/
  5. Easy Peasy / All In one – https://allinonehomeschool.com/ – Mostly a whole curriculum

 

Kanye banned from radio stations… why?

I don’t even like Kanye, but isn’t it interesting, you can call women “B’s” and hoes and be potty mouth but challenge the progressive way and … be banned. So much for feminism, decency and open-mindedness.

Kanye banned from some radio stations, man they want him back on the plantation and are going to try and whip him with in an inch of his life to try and make it happen.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/05/04/kanye-west-banned-from-radio-station-over-recent-comments.html

You can’t make this stuff up.

A Free Mind vs A Pavlovian Mind

By Donna Johnson

Black folks are so transparent and predictable with their Pavlovian response to any Black person that has the nerve to speak out against Democrats or the Liberal agenda. The vitriolic hate is swift, personal and unrelenting.

Kanye’s comment with regard to mental slavery has some merit…unfortunately.

During slavery Blacks were often punished, beat or killed if they were caught reading. Nonetheless, slaves valued learning and found ways to learn whenever they could…inspite of the risk.

So, I remember a time when we valued education…your mother would show up at school if the White teacher said you acted up in class. You knew there would be consequences at home, so you did not act a fool in class.

Today, parents will go up to the school and curse out or fight the teacher if they try to discipline any out of control or disrespectful behavior. Kids arrive at school hungry, unprepared, emotionally and physically abused, and often with a quick trigger for violence. Education is no longer valued by many.

Unlike slavery, Blacks are no longer challenged by forced labor and no one controls their ability to strive for their wildest dreams. You decide when you get married, you control your child’s destiny, you control how important education is to you and your family, you decide the lifestyle you aspire to…you are FREE! You can even speak your mind!

Mental slavery is when you are unable to conceive that YOU possess the ability to take advantage of MANY opportunities that can offer you any life you are willing to work for. Instead, you respond to life as if you don’t have options. And you are even free to do that!

Free to be self destructive, free to be unproductive, but expect to still be provided for, free to not learn from mistakes, free to have kids you can’t provide for, free to get offended if you are held accountable and free to create victims whenever it suits your fancy.

But thankfully that is not the mindset of everyone. We have parents who are taking advantage of every opportunity that is available for their kids and they find ways to create even more.

Some Black kids are thriving, they are getting scholarships, they are in STEM programs, they are pursuing their talents, they are reading, they are growing and learning, they are starting businesses, getting professional degrees, and/or ultimately working to provide for themselves.

We need more of the latter.

#freeyourmind

Just a couple Articles to Read for April 2018

Refuse to testing. Refuse Common Core. Refuse to let your kid be indocrinated

Education report card shows Common Core still fails US students

Internet sales tax would allow states to tax citizens of other states

Dumb, unaccountable, and unconstitutional.

Thoughts?
I for one am all for people getting their constitutional right to vote back once they are out of prison or jail… while on parole, no. They are still serving their sentence.

Parolees the right to vote

 

The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

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As Frederick Douglass looked out on the boisterous crowd that had gathered to celebrate America’s independence, he thought of Psalm 137.

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept

when we remembered Zion.

There on the poplars

we hung our harps,

for there our captors asked us for songs,

our tormentors demanded songs of joy;

they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How can we sing the songs of the Lord

while in a foreign land? (v. 1–4)

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Stacy Washington Brings Her Daily Talk Radio Show to More Stations in Southeast

FOR RELEASE: April 13, 2018
Contact: Judy Kent at (703) 759-0269 or cell (703) 477-7476 or jkent@nationalcenter.org and David W. Almasi at (703) 568-4727 or DAlmasi@nationalcenter.org

Project 21 Co-Chairman Brings Her Daily Talk Radio Show to More Stations in Southeast

St. Louis, MO/Washington, DC – “Stacy On The Right,” the daily talk radio program hosted by Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington, has expanded its reach with the pickup of three new terrestrial radio stations in Georgia and Florida.

“It’s exciting to see more program directors add us to their lineups,” said Washington. “My brand of clear-headed, engaging and thought-provoking discussion is a perfect fit for today’s hectic media landscape. People want content delivered calmly and succinctly with a mix of guests, calls and commentary. We provide just that.”

Washington’s show, broadcast live from 3-5pm daily, is now heard on the Talk America Radio network stations of WDDQ-Valdosta, Georgia (92.1 FM), WLBB-Carrollton, Georgia (1300 AM) and WJHC-Jasper, Florida (107.5 FM).

“Stacy On The Right” is also syndicated nationally on the Urban Family Radio Network, American Family Radio, America’s Voice TV and KIVA-Albuquerque, New Mexico (1600 AM).

Washington, a resident of the St. Louis area, has been co-chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network since 2016. On the radio, in addition to her own show, she has been a guest host for shows such as “The Wilkow Majority” on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel, Chris Plante’s and Larry O’Connor’s shows on WMAL-Washington, D.C., “Cam and Company” on NRATV and “The Dana [Loesch] Show” on Radio America. Nominated for an Emmy Award for her television work, she has appeared on networks including CNN, PBS, the BBC and the Fox Business Network. She appeared on the cover of the June 2017 edition of America’s 1st Freedom magazine after breaking off a freelance relationship with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch over its criticism of her 2nd Amendment advocacy. Her commentaries have appeared in Fox News Opinion, RealClearPolitics, The Federalist and Washington Times. She is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Ron Phillips, the owner and operator of Talk America Radio, said: “We’ve been huge fans of ‘Stacy On The Right’ for a long time. We’re honored to include her show on Talk America Radio. She’s the perfect addition to an already stellar schedule of talk shows. She’s professional and powerful, and she’ll fit right in.”

“The southeast is in for a treat. Stacy is an up-and-coming talk radio star,” said David W. Almasi, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research and staff director for Project 21. “Stacy’s political acumen is top-notch, and her talents and experience provide a clever and in-depth discourse. She also has great guests!”

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over 25 years, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research. Its members have been quoted, interviewed or published over 40,000 times since the program was created in 1992. Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated, and may be earmarked exclusively for the use of Project 21.


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A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018 Race and America’s Founding Principles: A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration

Co-hosted by the Douglass Leadership Institute

Douglass produced the most powerful argument for the affirmation of America’s Founding principles in the history of African-American political

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Live Streamed

 

The Heritage Foundation

Lehrman Auditorium

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Description

Two hundred years after his birth, Frederick Douglass endures unequalled as the invincible adversary of racial despair and disaffection – the preeminent apostle of hopefulness in the American promise of liberty and justice for all. In America’s dedication to principles of natural rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence, Douglass found reason to love and identify with his country, despite the injustices that he and his people had suffered. A formidable thinker, activist, and polemicist, Douglass produced the most powerful argument for the affirmation of America’s Founding principles in the history of African-American political thought.

Peter C. Myers is a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and the author of Frederick Douglass: Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism. Reverend Dean Nelson is a licensed minister and ordained pastor who currently serves as the chairman of the Douglass Leadership Institute. Diana Schaub is a professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and the author of several essays on African-American American political thought.

You are invited to attend the lecture on April 19, 2018 at Noon EST, registration details are below.

I’m a Black Millennial – Here are three ways we can improve race relations

by Jeremy Hunt

I’m a Black Millennial – Here are three ways we can improve race relations

Where I grew up, hating white people wasn’t an option. I had to interact with them every day. From a middle-class neighborhood in the suburbs of Atlanta, most of my friends didn’t look like me. In fact, when you hear white people say, “I’m not racist. One of my closest friends is black,” I’m probably the black friend who they’re referring to. Whenever we talked about slavery or the civil rights movement in school, I was the guy who received the collective gaze from the classroom. I’ve been told that I look like almost every famous black person that you could imagine (and apparently, all articulate black people sound like Obama).

But I didn’t have the luxury of just ignoring my white peers. If I wanted any chance at enjoying my classroom experience, I had to channel my frustration into productive conversations with them. So, we talked candidly and asked each other tough questions. We discussed the implications of some of their comments and how they might see things differently from my point of view. Just calling them a racist would’ve been pointless. Fortunately, our conversations opened the door to meaningful friendships built on understanding and mutual respect. Now, looking back, I couldn’t be more thankful for my upbringing. And that’s also why my heart is heavy with the state of race relations in our country.

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Heritage announces Kay Coles James as new president

Heritage announces Kay Coles James will serve as new president

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Kay Coles James has an extensive background in crafting public policy and leading in nearly every sector of America’s economy. She has worked at the local, state, and federal levels of government under the administrations of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, served twice between (1989-1993), former Virginia Governor George Allen (1994-1996), and former U.S. President George W. Bush (2001-2005), and she has also served dozens of organizations in the corporate, and nonprofit arenas. Mrs. James has a passion for serving the youth of America and has substantial experience in the field of education.

 

Mrs. James served as Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia from 1996 to 1999. Regent University is a Christian liberal arts school with a combined online and in-person enrollment of approximately 8,900 students. During her time as Dean, Mrs. James led the SACS accreditation initiative for the school of government. Mrs. James also served on the Virginia Commonwealth University, Board of Visitors from 2010 to 2014. During her time on the board, she chaired the Academic and Health Affairs Committee. This committee provided oversight and made recommendations to the full board on all policies and plans regarding; strategic enrollment management, academic quality, student issues, faculty issues, athletics and research consistent with the stated goals and objectives of the university. Additionally, the committee provided oversight to the VCU Academic Health Center including its affiliation with the VCU Health System Authority. She and her fellow board members led the effort to fulfill the University President’s goal of making VCU a leading research institution in Virginia. Mrs. James’s commitment to providing quality education goes beyond just intuitions of higher education; she crafted education policy during her time on the Virginia State Board of Education and the Fairfax County School Board. She also served as Director of Community Education and Development for Housing Opportunities Made Equal in Richmond, VA.

 

Today, Mrs. James is the President of The Heritage Foundation, America’s premier conservative think tank. The Heritage Foundation is dedicated to formulating and promoting conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Mrs. James has also been a trustee of The Heritage Foundation for 12 years.

 

Mrs. James is also the founder of The Gloucester Institute, an organization which …… Continued HERE

 

 

 

 

Three Biblical Examples that Disprove the Prosperity Gospel

By Dr. Andrew Spencer Original Post on Institute for Faith, Work and Economics

Is the prosperity gospel biblical? Last week, I introduced the “prosperity gospel”—what it is and why it’s harmful. Today, I’d like to address a biblical response to this teaching.

In their book, When Helping Hurts, Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert write,

At its core, the health-and-wealth gospel teaches that God rewards increasing levels of faith with greater amounts of wealth. When stated this way, the health-and-wealth gospel is easy to reject on a host of biblical grounds.

Here are three counterexamples to the idea that greater faith results in greater wealth. Though a much more in-depth rebuttal is possible, these three examples from scripture provide sufficient grounds to reject the prosperity gospel.

1. The Rich Young Ruler

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