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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?
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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Poll: School Choice a Winning Issue

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“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.”
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Bartholet: A Change of Heart?

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Child Support Restored for Special Needs Student

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Can You Accept the Filing Waiver in Good Conscience?

There are many good reasons to follow the new guidance for filing homeschool paperwork.
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Introducing new series: HSLDA’s Response to Harvard Professor Bartholet

Bartholet's Harvard Magazine article recites the opinion that homeschooling is not only a health and safety risk for children but also a threat to society—and that homeschooled kids could become enemies of the state. HSLDA responds.
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