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Home School Legal Defense Association

P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134

For Immediate Release Contact: Ian Slatter
October 17, 2006 (540) 338-8663


Purcellville, Va.—In response to numerous complaints about restrictions eBay placed on sales of curriculum, Home School Legal Defense Association has launched its own service. “Our goal is to make it possible for members to find the curriculum they need,” said Michael Smith, president of HSLDA.

This year, eBay announced that it would no longer allow the sale of teacher’s guides because it could not verify whether the individual purchaser was a teacher. The goal of this policy is to prevent students from purchasing the answers. While this is a worthy goal, it had the effect of excluding many homeschoolers who used eBay to buy their curriculum.

Since HSLDA is a membership organization, and each member is a teacher, it is possible to verify whether the purchasers on the HSLDA Curriculum Market site are, in fact, teachers.

So far, in just two weeks, over 2,500 members have signed up and over 1,800 products have been listed.

“The curriculum market fills a gap and will be an excellent service for the homeschool community,” said Smith.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a 23-year-old, 80,000 member non-profit organization and the preeminent national association advocating the legal right of parents to homeschool their children.