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A Look back at the Great California Homeschool Case of 2008

Professor Bartholet seems to feel that our effective advocacy has been underhanded in some way, referring to the "notorious Jonathan L. case in California." What exactly happened during that fateful case in 2008?

Invite Mike Smith to Speak at Your Event!

Mike Smith is an attorney, speaker, and homeschool movement leader with over 30 years of passionate advocacy for homeschooling families.

Homeschooling in Taiwan: A 2020 Recap

Thanks to robust grassroots advocacy which has brought about positive government policies, homeschooling is thriving in Taiwan.

Who We Are

HSLDA is a non-profit advocacy organization that makes homeschooling possible by protecting homeschooling families and equipping them to provide the best educational experience for their children.

Could COVID-19 Get Us Back to Where We Truly Belong?

With the global pandemic closing schools and businesses, this Ugandan homeschool dad sees more families looking to the home as a place of education and commerce.

Unannounced Home Visits for Homeschoolers? CATO Clarifies.

After a recent panel discussion on homeschooling, our good friend at the Cato Institute reaffirmed their goal of promoting individual liberty and limited government.

Parents Homeschool for Good Reasons

This next installment of our HSLDA Responds series unpacks the many reasons behind parents' decisions to homeschool, backed by research and the personal experience of a 2nd generation homeschooling dad.

The Last Word

Our series responding to Professor Elizabeth Bartholet’s call for a presumptive ban on homeschooling by attorneys and education scholars was intended to show the immeasurable benefits of this amazing option to children, families, and our nation.

Virginia: COVID-19 Confusion

Virginia’s complicated guidelines for reopening schools are just a sample of the restrictions being proposed across the country. In comparison, homeschooling offers a straightforward and flexible options for keep students safe and learning.

COVID-19: New York Board of Regents Changes Homeschool Assessment Requirements

The Board of Regents voted on changes to the annual assessment requirement for homeschool parents.

Will France Ban Homeschooling? Not If We Can Help It!

In the name of protecting French national values, President Emmanuel Macron has called for homeschooling to be all but banned. Freedom-loving families have vowed to resist.

When Compulsory Attendance Age Got “Hoghoused” From 7 Down to 5

Until the voters of South Dakota insist on restoring the rights of parents, 5-year-olds are subject to the law.

Did the Governor Just Shut My Homeschool Down?

Various emergency orders and rule changes affecting public and private schools don’t necessarily apply to typical Illinois homeschool operations.

Official Admits Blunder, Won’t Send Correction

Under South Dakota law, families are not required to tell school officials in advance which test they will be choosing.

Bartholet: A Change of Heart?

Professor Bartholet recently clarified that she does not want to see homeschooling “all but banned”. Then she pointed to her recent law review article as the best explanation of her position ... where the “presumptive ban” language comes from.

Letters Deluge Harvard Magazine with Tales of Homeschool Success

The letters praise homeschooling with the authentic voice of those who have seen how the educational option has benefited their own families.

Baltimore: “Homeschooling Starts in Public School.” ?!?

A family newly arrived in Maryland notified their school district that they were homeschooling. They were flummoxed by the district’s response.

Poll: School Choice a Winning Issue


“Your Prayers Were Answered!” Cuban Homeschool Dad Released from Jail

Ramón Rigal, a Cuban father sentenced to three years in jail for homeschooling, sent us this message last week: “Your prayers were answered, because I am with my family again.”

Professor Bartholet Wrong on International Law

At a time when over a billion children in 190 countries are suddenly schooling at home as the result of a pandemic, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet has been publicly advocating that most parents should not be allowed to homeschool.
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