Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution

Biblical homeschooling, parenting, and family discipleship encouragement and advice. Yvette Hampton, producer of the feature-length documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, is joined by co-host, Aby Rinella, and guests including cast members from the film, speakers, authors, pastors, educators, curriculum publishers, and REAL moms and dads with families and stories just like yours. Each show shares practical advice to help point our children to Christ, build a solid Biblical worldview, teach effectively, preserve our marriages, manage our homes, and approach child-rearing and discipline issues with a heart-centered focus that will result in confident, biblically-minded, wise, well-balanced adults.

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10 hours ago


 "Our family vision is to love God, love others, and to make disciples of all nations." ~ Abby Joy
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Yvette Hampton and guest Abby Joy dive deep into the world of homeschooling and ministry. Abby, a pastor's wife, shares her insights on balancing ministry commitments with homeschooling, emphasizing the importance of flexibility and putting people before rigid schedules. The conversation touches on the challenges and rewards of being a ministry family with a homeschooling lifestyle, shedding light on the dynamics of serving both God and community. Abby also shares personal experiences of feeling called to the mission field as a family and the journey of unity and obedience they navigated in discerning God's plan for their lives. Tune in for valuable advice on fostering family unity, serving together, and raising children to embrace God's calling as a vital part of the team. Listen for wisdom on homeschooling, ministry, and the beauty of being united in faith as a family.
Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Homeschool Mom Retreat:
Join Abby Joy, Jamie Erickson, Melissa Sahlstrom, and Mindy Caron at the Fall Homeschool Mom Retreat, October 25th - 27th, at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, Minnesota. Sign up here.
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Family Style Learning
Made2Homeschool Community
Family Style Learning on YouTube
Bear Hill Adventures on YouTube
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How does the flexibility of homeschooling accommodate families involved in ministry, as discussed by Abby Joy?
2. In what ways does Abby Joy emphasize the importance of prioritizing people over plans in the context of ministry and homeschooling?
3. Abby Joy mentions the challenges and misconceptions surrounding homeschooling within a church community. How can families navigate such situations with grace and understanding?
4. What role does family unity play in homeschooling and ministry, according to Abby Joy's experiences and insights?
5. How can parents involve their children in serving together as a family?
6. Discuss the value of authenticity and vulnerability in modeling a faithfulness to children, as highlighted in the conversation.
7. How does the concept of family vision and mission contribute to building a sense of purpose and unity within a homeschooling household?
10. How can parents effectively integrate faith, education, and service into their homeschooling curriculum to create a holistic learning experience for their children, based on the principles shared by Abby Joy?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

3 days ago


 "People come first – before schedules. Being willing to serve is part of homeschooling." ~ Abby Joy
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Yvette Hampton sits down with guest Abby Joy, a homeschooling mom and pastor's wife, to discuss the joys and of raising a family in ministry, homeschooling her four boys, including identical twins, and the unique experiences they bring. From navigating the differences between her children's learning styles to the blessings and difficulties of raising boys and the power of prayer in shaping their futures, Abby's story is one of faith, love, and dedication to raising godly young men. Join us for a heartfelt conversation on homeschooling, family unity, and the impact of intentional parenting on the next generation.
Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Homeschool Mom Retreat:
Join Abby Joy, Jamie Erickson, Melissa Sahlstrom, and Mindy Caron at the Fall Homeschool Mom Retreat, October 25th - 27th, at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, Minnesota. Sign up here.
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Family Style Learning
Made2Homeschool Community
Family Style Learning on YouTube
Bear Hill Adventures on YouTube
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. What challenges did Abby Joy face during her twin pregnancy and the first year after her twins were born? How did she overcome these challenges?
2. In what ways does Abby Joy embrace the unique personalities and learning styles of each of her children, especially her twins?
3. How does Abby Joy navigate homeschooling her children, who are close in age but have different strengths and weaknesses in their educational journey?
4. What insights does Abby Joy share about the importance of raising strong, godly men in today's society?
5. How does Abby Joy's experience as a pastor's daughter and now a pastor's wife influence her approach to ministry and homeschooling?
6. How does homeschooling provide a unique opportunity for fostering family unity and strong sibling bonds, as seen in Abby Joy's experience with her boys?
7. What lessons can moms, learn from Abby Joy's transparency and vulnerability in sharing her struggles and triumphs in homeschooling and ministry?
8. How can families cultivate joy, encouragement, and authenticity in their homeschooling journey, inspired by Abby Joy's example?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

7 days ago


"Use what you have at home to teach—it's about creativity, not cost." ~ Aby Rinella
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Looking for ways to homeschool without breaking the bank? Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast as they delve into practical strategies for making homeschooling affordable. Discover resources like the Rainbow Resource Center's First Fruits Scholarship and HSLDA's fund, tips on obtaining budget-friendly curriculum via thrift shops, eBay, and more. Plus, learn how to utilize your local library and community for free resources and curriculum swapping. Don’t miss out on their insightful discussion on trusting God’s provision and focusing on imparting faith to your children. Subscribe for daily homeschooling encouragement and tips!
Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Strings Attached: The True Cost of School Choice (Special Feature)
Karen DeBeus – The Simple Homeschool Jouney (Bible-Centered Homeschooling
Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson
AbeBooks (used books)
Epson EcoTank Printer (All-in-one)
Clear Sheet Protectors
Wet Erase Markers
Ambleside Online – Free Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Rainbow Resource Center First Fruits Scholarship Fund
HSDLA Scholarship Fund
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How did Aby Rinella emphasize the role of faith in the approach to homeschooling affordability, and why do you think this is important for homeschooling families to consider?
2. Yvette Hampton discusses the idea of skill exchange among homeschooling parents. What skills do you have that you could potentially share within your homeschooling community, and what would you want to learn in return?
3. What are some creative ways Aby and Yvette suggest for obtaining affordable homeschooling curriculum and supplies? Have you tried any of these methods, and what was your experience?
4. Yvette and Aby discuss the importance of homeschooling with excellence and thriving rather than just getting by. What does this mean to you, and how do you implement this philosophy in your homeschooling?
5. The idea of communal resources like libraries and group curriculum purchases was highlighted in the discussion. How can these resources play a pivotal role in making homeschooling more affordable and community-oriented?
6. Given the various ways to save on homeschooling costs mentioned in the episode, which ones have you not considered before but think could work for you? How might you go about implementing these strategies?
7. The episode encourages trying out curriculum samples before making purchases. Can you share an experience where doing so saved you from a bad investment, or conversely, led you to a great educational resource?
8. Yvette and Aby discuss the importance of community support in homeschooling. How can new or isolated homeschooling families begin to build or integrate into such supportive communities? What steps might they take?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Wednesday May 22, 2024


“Homeschooling isn't just an educational choice, it's a lifestyle commitment." ~ Aby Rinella
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Discover essential homeschooling financial advice in this episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, where Yvette Hampton talks with Aby Rinella about keeping homeschooling affordable. Learn about setting budgets, the impact of social media on spending, and practical ways to reduce everyday expenses. Aby offers innovative ideas such as the "wait a week to buy" rule, and shares why teaching financial responsibility to children is crucial. Get ready to be inspired to make smart sacrifices for your homeschooling lifestyle. Subscribe for more tips and share this valuable resource with fellow homeschooling families!
Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Strings Attached: The True Cost of School Choice (Special Feature)
Karen DeBeus – The Simple Homeschool Jouney (Bible-Centered Homeschooling
Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson
AbeBooks (used books)
Epson EcoTank Printer (All-in-one)
Clear Sheet Protectors
Wet Erase Markers
Ambleside Online – Free Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Rainbow Resource Center First Fruits Scholarship Fund
HSDLA Scholarship Fund
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How can implementing a no-spend month influence a family’s financial health, and what challenges might they face during this period?
2. What are some strategies to help resist the urge for impulse buying, especially with easily accessible platforms like Amazon?
3. Can you share personal experiences where you significantly cut down on grocery costs by using the tip of putting back a few items or other techniques? How effective was it?
4. What are some practical ways to encourage teens to be mindful of their spending, particularly in regard to social media influences or purchasing beauty products?
5. In what ways do you think the current generation's sense of entitlement impacts their financial decisions and long-term saving habits?
6. How critical is the role of sacrifice in maintaining an affordable homeschooling lifestyle, and what are some major sacrifices that families might have to consider?
7. Aby Rinella talks about the benefits of kids contributing financially to their activities. How can this principle be applied effectively without putting undue pressure on children?
8. Discuss the impact of not giving kids everything they want on their overall development and understanding of financial responsibility.
9. How have social pressures and advertising influenced our buying choices and what steps can be taken to educate ourselves and our children against these influences?
10. What are some budgeting strategies or financial tools that homeschooling families can use to better allocate resources and plan for expenses?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Monday May 20, 2024


 "When we say I can't, what we're really saying is he can't. I don't believe he can." ~ Aby Rinella
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Discover practical tips for affordable homeschooling in this enlightening episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Aby Rinella joins Yvette Hampton to give practical advice on how families can teach their children effectively without breaking the bank. Whether you're a single-income family or dealing with the challenges of inflation and tough economic conditions, this episode is packed with valuable insights. They discuss the importance of aligning educational expenses with God’s provisions and share personal experiences of homeschooling on a budget, and without government funding. Learn essential strategies for using resources like public libraries, homemade materials, and more. Subscribe for more and transform your approach to budget-friendly homeschooling today!
Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
Strings Attached: The True Cost of School Choice (Special Feature)
Karen DeBeus – The Simple Homeschool Jouney (Bible-Centered Homeschooling
Gifted Hands, by Ben Carson
AbeBooks (used books)
Epson EcoTank Printer (All-in-one)
Clear Sheet Protectors
Wet Erase Markers
Ambleside Online – Free Charlotte Mason Homeschooling
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
Rainbow Resource Center First Fruits Scholarship Fund
HSDLA Scholarship Fund
 
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. How does Aby Rinella articulate the importance of trusting in God's provision when deciding to homeschool on a limited budget? Discuss any personal experiences or stories that relate to this concept.
2. The podcast discusses the societal pressures and status quo regarding income and homeschooling. How does the shift from two-income households to one-income households affect a family’s decision to homeschool?
3. Aby mentions the concept of being stewards of the resources God provides. What are some practical ways homeschooling families can manage their resources effectively?
4. There is a mention of using the Bible and life as complete educational tools. How feasible is this approach in modern homeschooling? What subjects or concepts could be effectively taught using just these tools?
5. Yvette mentions the use of libraries as a resource despite their modern challenges. What are some strategies for making the best use of libraries in a homeschooling curriculum?
6. Both speakers touch on the importance of community in fostering a successful homeschool environment. How can new or struggling homeschool families build or find supportive communities?
7. Aby and Yvette briefly discuss the possibility of working from home while homeschooling. What challenges might arise from this situation, and how could a family overcome them?
8. Discuss the idea presented in the podcast that “God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.” How does this perspective provide reassurance to parents considering homeschooling but feeling inadequate or unequipped?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Friday May 17, 2024


"Freedom is never funded by the government." ~ Aby Rinella
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Join us on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast as Aby Rinella joins Yvette Hampton for an enlightening discussion, which unravels the complexities of “school choice,” examines the true definition of freedom, and uncovers how this crucial concept is at risk under current education funding proposals. Aby and Yvette explore the hidden risks of government-funded education programs and their impact on homeschool freedoms. Perfect for parents and educators looking for a deeper understanding of how to protect their educational rights and responsibilities. Subscribe for more insightful discussions on shaping a free and personalized educational path for your children.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
School Choice: Unmasking the Euphemism (Article)
HomeschoolFreedom.com (Get involved in your state Homeschool Organization)
UNESCO – Global Education Monitoring Report
Related Podcast Episodes:
Why Homeschool? - Aby Rinella
Zan Tyler – The Fight for Educational Freedom
The Truth about School Choice - Alex Newman
How Common Core and School Choice Affect Homeschoolers - Alex Newman
Embracing Educational Freedom: Alex Newman and Leigh Bortins
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. Why does Aby Rinella say, "Freedom is never funded by the government"? How does this statement impact the discussion about school choice?
2. Aby discusses the potential implications of receiving government funds for homeschooling. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think government funds inevitably lead to more regulation and loss of educational freedom?
3. The conversation touches on the notion of gradual encroachment on freedoms. Can you think of historical instances where this has occurred? How does this concept apply to the school choice debate?
4. The episode discusses the erosion of the community aspect of homeschooling due to the influence of government funding. Have you witnessed similar shifts within your community or other educational communities? How has it affected the local dynamics?
5. Aby expresses concern that government involvement could change the nature of homeschool co-ops by introducing a financial component where there wasn't one previously. How do you foresee this affecting your local homeschool community?
6. The podcast episode suggests a "Trojan horse" scenario with school choice, where initial benefits could lead to greater control and loss of freedoms. Do you agree with this assessment? Why or why not?
7. Both speakers touch on the historical context of homeschooling freedoms, comparing past and present challenges. How does understanding this history inform your perspective on current educational policies?
8. Finally, the episode concludes with a call to trust in God over government for educational provision. What are some practical steps parents can take to align their homeschooling practices with their faith and convictions while navigating potential government incentives or regulations?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

Thursday May 16, 2024


"If the money follows your child, then the government follows the money." ~ Aby Rinella
Watch this full interview on our YouTube Channel.
Dive deep into the important discussion of school choice and government influence in homeschooling on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. Join host Yvette Hampton and guest Aby Rinella as they explore the implications of accepting government money, the challenges to homeschooling freedom, and the broader societal impacts. This episode is a must-watch for any parent contemplating the shift towards homeschooling or those already in it who are considering their funding options. Listen to expert opinions, insightful analogies, and thought-provoking commentary on why homeschool independence is vital. #Homeschooling #SchoolChoice #EducationalFreedom
Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important four-part conversation.
Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Would you please consider a year-end gift to support the Schoolhouse Rocked ministry?
Recommended Resources:
Podcast Note-Taking Guide
School Choice: Unmasking the Euphemism (Article)
HomeschoolFreedom.com (Get involved in your state Homeschool Organization)
UNESCO – Global Education Monitoring Report
Related Podcast Episodes:
Why Homeschool? - Aby Rinella
Zan Tyler – The Fight for Educational Freedom
The Truth about School Choice - Alex Newman
How Common Core and School Choice Affect Homeschoolers - Alex Newman
Embracing Educational Freedom: Alex Newman and Leigh Bortins
📚📖 Ready to start homeschooling? 🏠📓
🍿 Stream Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution 🍿 for FREE today and get the 📖 Homeschool Survival Kit 📖 delivered to your inbox immediately!
❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Are you in need of a fresh vision for your homeschool? Join us for 4 days of Homeschool Encouragement at the Homegrown Generation Family Expo. Use the coupon code PODCAST to save 25% on registration today! 
Discussion Questions:
1. What are some of the main concerns Yvette and Aby express about accepting government money for homeschooling? How do they think it could impact future homeschooling freedom?
2. Aby Rinella mentions the phrase "he who pays the piper picks the song." How does this metaphor relate to the idea of government funding in education? Do you agree with this perspective?
3. Discuss the concept of the money following the student versus government influence following the money. 
4. Aby and Yvette discuss the complexities of the idea that "it's my tax money" regarding school funding. Explore alternative ways that taxpayers could have more control or say in how their tax money is used without leading to increased government control over education choices.
5. How do Yvette and Aby address the criticism that opposing government funding for private education is a socialist or anti-conservative viewpoint? Discuss the counterarguments they present.
6. According to Aby and Yvette, why is it dangerous to create dependence on government funding for homeschooling? Can you think of any historical or contemporary examples where government dependency has been problematic?
7. Discuss the broader social and economic implications of a voucher system as explained by Aby. How might such a system alter the landscape of education funding and accountability?
8. Both Yvette and Aby emphasize the importance of handling educational choices without government interference. How can communities support educational freedom and quality without falling into the traps of government overreach?
Be the most popular mom in your co-op. Get your Schoolhouse Rocked merch here.
SPONSORS:
CTCMath - CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Start your free trial today.
BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.
Apologia – Apologia is a Christ-centered, award-winning homeschool curriculum provider. Our mission is to help homeschooling students and families learn, live, and defend the Christian faith through our print and digital curriculum and online classes.
The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast is a part of the Biblical Family Network and a proud member of the Christian Podcast Community.
 
Connect with us:
@schoolhouse_rocked on Instagram
Schoolhouse Rocked on Facebook
Schoolhouse Rocked on YouTube
@SRHomeschool on Twitter
Schoolhouse Rocked Website (Blog, Newsletter, Support, Store, Movie, and More!)

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Schoolhouse Rocked will rock your educational world to the foundations and give you and your kids great hope for the future! The old-school paradigm has proven broken and a new way of learning is here. Don’t miss this important film!” – Kirk Cameron

“Our precious children (and grandchildren) are much too important to entrust to a system that seeks to indoctrinate them with the radical ideology of the Left. Schoolhouse Rocked is excellent and a wonderful testimony to the growing popularity of home schooling and the superior education that it provides young people.” – Dr. James Dobson

“This is not an exaggeration to say, this is the movement that is needed to save this country.”
– Rick Green

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