More US women 40 and childless
Nearly one in five American women ends her childbearing years without
having borne a child, compared with one in ten in the 1970s, the Pew
Research Centre reports. Practically the only group of women less likely
to be childless now compared with about two decades ago are those with
German homeschooling family granted political asylum in USA
How serious is America about parental rights in education? Pretty
serious, it seems. Last week an immigration judge in the US granted
political asylum to a German family who want to homeschool their
children -- something that is illegal in Germany. Germany for its part
is very serious about suppressing what it calls “parallel societies”
based on religion or worldview -- which is how it sees homeschoolers.
President Obama to kids: be responsible
After all the brouhaha leading up to President Obama’s back to school
address to America’s students, he gave them a first-rate pep talk that
no-one in their right mind could disagree with. It was about taking
responsibility for one’s own path in life, discovering what they are
good at, setting goals and putting in the serious work to achieve them.
19 kids and counting
We have featured a couple of very large families on MercatorNet -- a
New Zealand family with 14 children
and a Spanish family with 15 (now 16)
both are outstripped by the Duggar family of Tontitown, Arkansas.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com