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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 Great California Homeschooling Case of 2008, she says, “One example is the notorious Jonathan L. case in California.”
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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.
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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.
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Poll: School Choice a Winning Issue

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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.
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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.
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Texas District Fences Off PSAT from Homeschool Teen

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Dad Being Tortured for Homeschooling

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Debbie Needed Legal Help and a Community. She Got Both.

When a 16-year-old asked her guardian to homeschool her, neither one expected to wind up in court.
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Even School Officials Agree: CPS is not a Homeschool Enforcement Tool

Arlington District’s harassment of new homeschooling families led to over 100 parents showing up to ask for an end to rejected homeschool paperwork and unwarranted CPS investigations. What happened next was a pleasant surprise.
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Customized Education with Special Needs Services—How Is This Neglect?

When parents decided to provide for the special needs of one of their twins through homeschooling, officials didn’t like it and filed two court cases that dragged on for months.
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Mom Set Free, Homeschool Dad Still Demands Justice from Behind Bars

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Harvard Summit to Discuss Regulating Homeschooling

HSLDA is on the agenda, but we’re not invited. One of the organizers, Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, recently recommended “a presumptive ban on homeschooling.”
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Social Security vs. Homeschoolers: The Battle Intensifies

The number of families requesting help in having Social Security benefits restored for students has tripled in the last five years.
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Since When are Homeschoolers Dropouts?

Confusion over policies regarding withdrawing from high school have made it harder for some Indiana families who want to start homeschooling their teens.
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1.5 Billion Children, 190 Countries—All Learning at Home

With 90 percent of the world’s schoolchildren now learning at home, education leaders want their parents to know that homeschooling works.
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Some School Districts Hoarding Students

As educators scramble to adapt to the coronavirus, some parents want to withdraw their children from public school-at-home and start homeschooling. In certain states, officials are saying that isn’t allowed.
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COVID-19 Panic Leads to False CPS Report

A perfectly normal trip to the bank ended in this family being investigated by CPS.
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COVID-19: Some Minnesota Districts Provide Wrong Information about Assessments

Governor Walz’s order does not apply to families homeschooling under state regulations.
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COVID-19: Homeschool Assessments in Ohio? Yes? No? Maybe?

We believe it is in the best interest of the homeschool community for assessment requirements to be eased this year.
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