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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 Portugal, a 72-year History of Freedom!

A national advocacy group is working to restore freedom to Portugal’s homeschool laws—and promote innovative educational options.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Career Opportunities

HSLDA is a Christian non-profit advocacy organization that equips homeschooling families to provide the best educational experience for their children. We do this by caring for each member family and protecting and securing the future of homeschooling.

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


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.

Primary Reason Behind Homeschooling is Lack of Safety in the Public Schools

Professor Elizabeth Bartholet claims homeschooling should be restricted because students are safer in public school. But parents say safety concerns in public schools are precisely why they choose homeschooling.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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