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…

The right to test? Homeschoolers still fighting to gain access to certain college exams 

Taking a three-hour college placement exam may not sound appealing to most high schoolers – unless you’re a homeschooled student who’s been denied access.  Such a scenario occurred this fall… Read More

October 18, 2023
Fear mongering late night host’s ‘homeschool regulations’ rant only reinforces false stereotypes, misconceptions

John Oliver has joined the ranks of media pundits attacking the homeschool movement, arguing the government should add more regulations to home education, which would violate parents’ constitutional rights. “The… Read More

October 13, 2023
Flexibility of homeschool schedule allows teens to accelerate learning

Not all 16-year-olds make detailed plans for life after high school, but Lauren Petronella and Jaxon Carpenter know exactly when and where they will go next. Petronella, who lives in… Read More

October 3, 2023
Commentary from Kansas City Star columnist on homeschool meeting showcases media bias, misinformation

As some journalists bemoan the public’s increasing mistrust in their coverage, they do themselves no favors by publishing commentary filled with erroneous, misleading statements about whole… Read More

September 26, 2023
Public Education
Children exposed to porn, strangers via school tablets, apps: ‘Nothing to screen these people’

A mom in the Kansas City area thought her daughter’s fascination with “Furries” – sometimes described as a subculture of people interested in animals with human characteristics – reflected her… Read More

September 25, 2023