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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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What’s Next? 2020 Legislative Trends + Homeschooling

Our goal of course, is to guard the ability of loving parents to teach, protect, and nurture their children.
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Virginia: Can School Districts Write Laws?

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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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Treaty Threatens US Protection for Children

New federal legislation supports the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a treaty that would transfer jurisdiction of state family and education laws to Congress—and ultimately to the UN.
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Will the Supreme Court Rein in this Rogue School District?

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State Officials Issue More Demands That Don’t Square with Homeschool Law

Homeschooling is a declaration of independence from public school authorities. You must also be independent in keeping your own records.
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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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Mom Set Free, Homeschool Dad Still Demands Justice from Behind Bars

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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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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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Virginia: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Homeschoolers Coming?

On August 14, a bill was filed that would require the commissioner to honor religious exemptions from vaccination.
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Sixth Circuit “Right-to-Public-Education” Appeal Dismissed

In the famous words of Miracle Max, the Sixth Circuit panel’s bad decision is now all dead, not just mostly dead.
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Maine: Department Retracts Birth Date Demand!

Just as we were preparing to defend homeschool families in court, state education officials have agreed to enforce the Maine homeschool law as written.
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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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Why the Virginia Supreme Court Needs to Protect Homeschoolers

What happens when local officials decide not to follow the law—or decide to make their own? The Sosebee family in Franklin County, Virginia, is finding out firsthand.
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Sosebee Decision Confirms It’s a “Notice” not a “Request”

A notice of intent to provide home instruction is effective the very minute it is transmitted to the superintendent, assuming it contains everything the law requires.
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HSLDA to Sixth Circuit: Reject Harvard Professor’s Legal Project

The court's ruling in Gary B. v. Whitmer has the potential to bring the legal theories of Bartholet to life, endangering homeschooling freedom. We've submitted an amicus brief as we work to reverse this dangerous precedent.
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Maryland’s “Observe Instruction” Rule Overthrown at Last

In a historic vote, this week the Maryland Board of Education abolished the country’s last rule permitting officials to observe homeschooling families while they learn.
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State Supreme Court Hands Victory to Virginia Homeschool Family

Kirk and Kristen Sosebee, second-generation homeschoolers, stood up for the rule of law when their local school district made demands that exceed the Virginia homeschool statute. Last week the state supreme court agreed with the Sosebees.
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