Why You Want Dan for Your Event

  • A licensed attorney in California and Wisconsin, Dan is well-versed in the homeschool law of more than a dozen states.
  • He has a juris doctorate from Oak Brook College of Law.
  • Dan and his wife, also a homeschool graduate, homeschool their three children.

Travels From

Washington, D.C.

Honorarium

Dan is willing to negotiate travel, lodging, and speaker costs.

Sessions

Homeschooling in 2022: Liberty or License?

Newsflash: homeschooling is growing. Millions of new students across the nation are benefiting from a customized education at home, which has placed homeschooling in the national spotlight. With a decade of experience advocating for homeschool freedom at HSLDA, Dan will bring to life the latest policy debates surrounding homeschooling and equip you to advance homeschooling freedom into the future.

The Future of Homeschooling: What’s Next?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, homeschooling has exploded. Millions of new homeschool students are experiencing the benefits of a customized education at home. But the growth of homeschooling has also caught the eye of policymakers who want to help—and those who don’t.

Dan will bring you up to date on homeschooling trends and equip you to advance homeschooling freedom into the future.

Threats to Homeschooling Right Now: How Should Parents Respond

Wondering about what threats to homeschooling are out there right now? In this session, Dan will identify current attacks on homeschooling and equip parents to effectively identify, evaluate, and stop them.

The Erosion of Parental Rights and How to Stop It

Parental rights are foundational to a parent’s right to homeschool. While the Supreme Court has historically recognized parental rights as fundamental, the US Supreme Court’s decision in Troxel v. Granville in 2000 has led to confusion and intensified attacks on parental liberty. Come learn how you can help protect parental rights for years to come.

A Homeschool Graduate Looking Back: What Worked, What Didn’t, and Why I’m Homeschooling My Kids

Despite many stereotypes, homeschooling programs are unique and vary widely based on the student. Dan, a homeschool graduate himself, shares from his experience the benefits and challenges of homeschooling as well as the reasons why he is homeschooling his children.

The Working Homeschool Dad

Dan is a homeschool graduate, advocate, and dad of five. He spends his days working on homeschool policy and advising homeschooling families, but his most important work is at home. In this interactive workshop, he’ll encourage the working dad to excel as a homeschooling dad.

Homeschooling in [Your State]

Dan breaks down your homeschool law in easy-to-understand steps to help you homeschool with confidence. He also highlights legal issues and legislation that impact homeschooling and shares some of the ways he is advocating on behalf of homeschooling families. This workshop can be tailored to audience interest and background.

Homeschool Investigation: Answer the Door with Confidence

The first step in safeguarding your homeschool is knowing your state’s homeschool law. Dan regularly communicates with school officials, social workers, and others regarding the legal requirements and legitimacy of homeschooling. In this workshop, Dan makes sure you know what is legally required of you while equipping you to confidently handle interactions with government officials.

Homeschool Discrimination and What We’re Doing About It

Some homeschool graduates still encounter difficulty when applying for employment, admission to colleges and trade schools, social security, disability, and veteran’s benefits, and participation in extracurricular competitions and programs. While homeschooling is now widely recognized as a legal form of education, there is still much work to be done to ensure that students and graduates are not discriminated against because their parents choose to homeschool.

Come hear stories about the problem and solutions for how to end homeschool discrimination.

Bio

As an HSLDA staff attorney, Dan serves HSLDA member families and advocates for homeschool freedom in 12 states. He represents families who face legal challenges to their right to homeschool and regularly corresponds with school officials, college admissions staff, legislators, and government agencies regarding the legality and effectiveness of homeschooling.

Dan was homeschooled through high school and went on to earn a juris doctorate from Oak Brook College of Law and a master’s degree in applied biblical studies from Moody Bible Institute. He and his wife Bethany (also a homeschool graduate) are homeschooling their five children.