Shanxi Omoniyi

Shanxi Omoniyi is a staff writer for The Lion. She also serves as Online Content Director at Midwest Parent Educators (MPE), a nonprofit organization serving thousands of homeschool families not…

‘This is in our neighborhoods’: KC mom finds pornographic material in her neighborhood’s free little library

Kansas City mom Casey Thomas had always thought of her neighborhood’s free “little library” book exchange as a blessing – until Sunday, when she was startled to find books… Read More

October 13, 2022
A short, essential guide to parents’ rights in schools

As confidence in public schools falls near all-time lows, parents should know their rights, especially when negotiating with school staff to address any challenges. … Read More

October 11, 2022
U.S. homeschool population exceeds 3 million for 2021-2022 school year 

The number of families homeschooling is above 3 million, according to estimates released this month by the National Home Education Research Institute.  Researchers used… Read More

October 3, 2022
Legislation, Opinion
Public education is doing worse with more money, so let’s give parents more options

If an educational option costs less and produces better results, wouldn’t it be foolish not to fund it? Yet the opposite is happening. As a nation, the… Read More

September 22, 2022
7 ways to teach your children financial skills amid inflation 

As inflation continues to impact American families, many are trying to find creative ways to stretch their spending power. Why not include children in that discussion and help them… Read More

September 19, 2022