Over the years, NHEN has collected articles from homeschoolers around the country. As you know, different states view homeschooling different with regard the regulations they impose. But these articles, which are also in the NHEN Library as pdf's, might help you broaden your knowledge about the legalities associated with homeschooling.
*Reminder: Yes, homeschooling is legal in all states. Laws and regulations can change. Informed homeschoolers can help keep homeschooling free in the states with minimal restrictions, and might help others in states that have more onerous regulations loosen their restrictions.
The Case Against Government Regulation of Homeschoolers
Laura Derrick, homeschooling advocate in Texas, clearly lays out the reasons to become more active in understanding and protecting homeschooling freedoms and she helps us navigate how to articulate the position more clearly.
Grassroots in Action
Using Aristotle's concepts of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos, Ed Dickerson discusses how to connect with local politicians to protect homeschooling rights and freedoms.
On Jumping Through Hoops
Whether the "hoops" are testing, curricula approval, keeping portfolios, teaching for a specific number of hours in a day, meeting with certified teachers, homeschoolers face different levels of regulations in different states. Helen Hegener, Alaskan homeschooler and Editor of Home Education Magazine, encourages us to look at whether these hoops are really necessary.
Preserving Homeschooling Rights
Amy Grant of Oregon, looks at potential threats, choices, approval, and compliance issues that face homeschoolers today.
Reacting to Alerts
Think twice before jumping on the bandwagon to storm a politician's phone line. Shay Seaborne shares what happened in Virginia.
Standardized Education Serves Nobody
Jennifer J. Ross examines Florida politics and helps us think through the idea of standardized education.
Ways of Transformation
When homeschooling groups disagree on political choices affecting the entire community, Nicky Hardenbergh offers some suggestions that she used in Massachusetts and how these ideas could be used at the national/global level..