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Homeschooler Warns: Don’t be Fooled by Charter Schools
A California homeschooler said she was enticed into joining a government charter school program—until she realized just how much freedom she was giving up.

More Top Stories (2006 Archive)


Clicks for Homeschooling Hits New Fund—raising High


Washington Times Op—ed—Christian Teens Active in Elections


Compulsory Attendance Age Confusion Compounded


Official’s Attempt to Impose State Content Standards Rebuffed


Social Worker ‘Fishing Expedition’ Case Dismissed


Manatee School Officials Believe They Can Make Their Own Laws


Information Paper: Homeschooling Non—DOD Schools Program


‘Your Home Education Program is Terminated’


Surprise Phone Call from a Social Worker


Generation Joshua Releases New Promotional DVD


Private Schools Ordered to Give Information to Recruiters


Unlawful Level of Detail Demanded in Curriculum Description


Marriage Amendments Win!


Puerto Rico Homeschoolers Obtain Great Victory


Washington Times Op—ed—Thanks Due for Educational Freedom


Family Won’t be Bullied Again Into Filing Form


Enlightened School District Reverses ‘Denial’ of Homeschooling


'Homeschoolopoly' Game Sales Benefit Needy Homeschoolers


County Seeks Progress Reports


DNPE Seeks Meeting at Police Station


District Seeks Curriculum Review


Family Threatened with Truancy Charges


College Admission Discrimination Ends for Homeschoolers


Social Worker Admits Lack of Fourth Amendment Training


Truant Officer ‘Checks Up’ on Homeschool Family


Letter No Reason to Consider Charter Schools


Student Scores Proving Froma Harrop’s Bias


District Seeks Evaluation


District Requests Exceed Law


County Revises Form


Family Hits Bull’s—Eye in Saving Archery Program


Routine Investigation of All New Homeschoolers to Stop


Educating the Educators


Washington Times Op—ed—Just—Right Curriculum Found Online


School District Backs Down from Unauthorized Demand


Special Education Students Assisted


School District Drops Improper ‘Letter of Intent’


Homeschool Father: ‘I Thought I Would Go to Jail!’


To Test or Not to Test—That Is the Question


State’s Attorney Backs Down from Comments Targeting Homeschoolers


Federal Regulation: Parental Consent Required for Special Needs Evaluation


Homeschooler Denied Eligibility to Participate in Public School Sports


Washington Times Op—ed—Federalization is the Wrong Answer


Curriculum Market Going Strong


Single Parent Success in Nebraska


Attorneys Change, Mission Stays the Same


HSLDA Launches Online Curriculum Market


HSLDA Senior Counsel Receives Distinguished Award


Legal Threat Evaporates after HSLDA Intervenes


HSLDA Offers Preschool Resources


Homeschooling Offers Hope in Dominican Republic


It Shouldn’t Take a Lawyer


Washington Times Op—ed—Preserving Constitution our Duty


Family Summoned to Court


NYC Contacts All Homeschoolers


Districts Demand too Much


Homeschooling Progresses in Poland


Romanian Homeschoolers Move Forward with Help from America


HSLDA Responds to Hostile Article


Officials Visit Homeschool Families Demanding to See Curriculum


Family Receives Unannounced Home Visit


Family in Giles County Investigated


Immunization Tracking Bill Dies in House


School District Disregards Law


Declaration of Intent Trouble


School Districts Threaten Truancy Charges


Amelia Withdraws Request for Notice from Exempt Family


Homeschool Escapes False Child Abuse Allegations


Reasons to Not Enroll in the Wyoming Virtual School


Social Worker Investigates Child Left Home Alone


Rude Social Worker Accuses Homeschool Mom of Using Drugs


We Need You to Help Register Voters Next Month


Support Grows for Southern Baptist Resolution on Exodus from Public Schools


Washington Times Op—ed—U.N. Treaty Trumps Parental Rights


Culpeper Retracts Remediation Request


HSLDA Challenges School’s Attempt to Impose Filing Deadline


Investigation Closed after Attorney Call


Bedford ‘Truant’ on Curriculum Requirement


A Great Miracle in Guatemala


Berlin Backtracks on State Law ‘Requirement’


Official Offers to Correct Error


New Personnel, New Problems


Overzealous House Inspector Becomes ‘Family Inspector’


Washington Times Op—ed—Respect Earned But Not Always Given


Beware of Intrusive ‘Health Screenings’


Homeschool Privacy Quietly Wins Big


Roane County Corrects Math


Registration Open for Regional Seminar


Learning Curve in New Hampshire


Tooele County Lags Behind


Daytime Curfew Defeated!


Keep Homeschools as Private Schools


Washington Times Op—ed—Courts Back Families on Searches


Legislative Session Closes with Flurry of Activity


Officials Threaten Families with Class C Violation


Freedom Expands for Homeschoolers


Washington Times Op—ed—Parents Delivering Quality Education


Thrashing Out the New Law


Morgan County Demands Records From Everyone


Family Declines Special Ed Services


Another School Assigns Grade Level


Federal Regulations Threaten Religious Liberty


Illinois Social Worker Investigates Family with Convictions Against Immunizations


Tipster Admits ‘It’s Easy to Get Someone in Trouble with a Social Worker!’


Family Encounters Problems With Monitor


Bills Affecting Homeschoolers Die In Legislature


School District Creates Unauthorized Requirements


Testing Bill Dies


Restrictive Homeschool Bill Defeated in Puerto Rico


Homeschoolers Mistakenly Included in State Database


HSLDA to Sue School District over IDEA


Family Turned in to Both Social Worker and School District


Police Officer Sticks His Foot in Family's Door


Judge Threatens Family with $3,500 Fine!


Mandatory Health Care Coverage Defeated


Washington Times Op—ed—Patrick Henry College Gains Notice


Hamblen County Adds Requirements


South Carolina: Immunization Tracking Bill Passes Senate


Wethersfield Says Notice Of Intent Mandatory


The Fight for Religious Freedom Continues


California: Whose Job is it Anyway?


Fayette Threatens to Shut Down Homeschools


Family ‘ In Trouble,’ Threatened with Magistrate


Flaws Repaired in Child Attorney Bill


College Rescinds Discriminatory Homeschool Policy


Social Worker Threatens New American Homeschoolers


State Acknowledges Error


Texas: 'HSLDA is a Lifesaver!'


Illinois Social Worker: 'What Are You Trying To Hide?'


HSLDA Appeals After Board Tries to Shut Down a Homeschool


Harford County Drops Demand


CAPTA Legislation Enacted


None Dare Call It Socialism


Publicity Follows Religious Exemption Hearing


Compulsory Age Expansion Blocked


Setbacks and Victories in South Dakota


HSLDA Helps After 'Dragon' Threat


Father Accused of 'Counting Bread Slices'


Proposed Southern Baptist Resolution: Develop Exit Strategy from Public Schools


Bad Bill Defeated


Parents Told State Assessment Tests a Must


Homeschooling Legal for Workfirst Program


New Law Excuses Homeschoolers From Jury Duty


Reading, Writing, and Child Protective Services


Statewide Databases and Homeschool Privacy


Homeschoolers Stop Expansion of Government Control in Colorado


Ohio District Asks the Impossible


School District Perpetuates False Homeschool Deadlines


TV Indecency Affects Us All


Washington Times Op—ed—Conferences are a Vital Resource


Making Progress with DSS


School District Allows PASS Test


One—Third of U.S. Adults Know Someone Who Homeschools


Homeschooler Wins Short—Notice Court Case


Press Gets it Wrong in Indiana


Special—Needs Homeschooler Fights Excessive Demands


Official: 'We Do Not Talk To Lawyers'


Source of Loudoun County's Error Discovered


HSLDA Confronts Harford County's Child Interrogation Tactics


Burden Lifted From Principal's Shoulders


Don't Mess With Homeschoolers!


National Center for Home Education—Legislative Briefing Report


Washington Times Op—ed—Compulsory Attendance Deserves F


Family Threatened: 'We Will Take Your Children!'


School District Oversteps Authority


Important Victory in California


Bad Legislation Looming Ahead


Homeschooler Receives ‘Armed Escort’ Across Town


Major Victory in California


School District Refuses To Provide Monitor


School District Drops Unlawful Proposal


Bill Would Raise Compulsory Attendance Age


Bills Make Public School Resources Available


Bill Would Require State Testing


Special Education Services Reinstated for Homeschoolers


Washington Times Op—ed—Children Winning 'Mommy Wars'


Lincoln County Seeks Homeschool Registration


School District Insists on Use of its Forms


Bills Would Open Public School Activities


‘Let My People Go!’


Fluvanna County Corrects Misstep


HSLDA Request Yields Changes in West Virginia Sports Bill


Truancy Officer Attempts Unlawful Inspection


Hanover County Apologizes for Unlawful Demands


Uncle Sam Wants Drew


Wyoming County Superintendent Withdraws Remediation Threat


Loudoun County Apologizes for Error


Albemarle County Apologizes for Letter


Eighth Circuit Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Homeschoolers


Officials Demand Test Results by September 1


Parental Rights Protected


Harlan Orders Homeschool Graduate Back to School


Rocky Transition to Rocky Maine


Fending Off Social Workers


Mounds View Brings Up the Rear


Legislative Flurry


April 1 Deadline Approaches


New Hampshire Superintendent Retracts Threat


Declaration of Participation Forms


Texas: The Case of the Missing School Textbooks


Unlikely Victory


Doors Swing Open Again at Burlington County College


Texas: 'Rising Star' Principal Demands Notice


Parent—Teachers Want Safety First


Educate the Educators


Oprah Winfrey Responds to HSLDA


Suspicious 'Truant Officer' in Sanford County


Homeschool Family Grilled in Court for an Hour but Case Won


Homeschool Graduates Enlisting in the Military Protected by New Law


Shine on the State House Day '06


Washington Times Op—ed—Remaining Vigilant Protects Gains


Open letter to Oprah Winfrey


Special—Needs Student Charged with Truancy


The End of the Spear—New Film A Great Teaching Tool


Wyoming Family Shows Homeschoolers are Good Citizens


Washington District Corrects Form


Sloppy Recording by District Leads to CPS Report


State Denies Home Study Renewal Application


School Denies Grade Levels Chosen by Parents


Breakthrough on PSAT and AP in Virginia Beach


Utah Homeschoolers Gain Victory


Ohio District Invents New Requirement


Is Homeschooling Neglect?


Nebraska Department of Education Opposes Single Parents


NYC’s Region 7 Mistakenly Threatens Homeschoolers


Illinois Homeschool Family Dragged Into Court