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  • A Line in the Sand

    - Wed, 27 Aug 2014

    HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris speaks out against ideologies in the homeschooling community that have resulted in harm to families.

  • Your Phone Calls Did It! Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Ending Common Core!

    - Tue, 10 Jun 2014

    Concerned parents responding to HSLDA’s national email alert helped persuade Oklahoma’s governor to reject the Common Core standards in her state.

  • HSLDA Defeats Demand for Involuntary Educational Evaluations

    - Thu, 30 Mar 3015

    A New Jersey family will not have to surrender their children to educational evaluations conducted by the public schools, thanks to the timely intervention of HSLDA.

  • District Seeks Approval Authority

    - Tue, 4 Aug 2015

    HSLDA’s Tj Schmidt joined local activists in Alachua County, Florida, to oppose a policy that would have required parents to obtain permission to homeschool. Threatened penalties included social services investigations and truancy charges.

  • Graveyard for Dreams No More

    - Mon, 3 Aug 2015

    Misunderstanding about a line-item veto and initial resistance to a new law were finally overcome to grant homeschool athletes the chance to play on public school sports teams.

  • Homeschool Grad Accepted into Nursing School after HSLDA Intervenes

    - Thu, 30 Jul 2015

    A college nursing program changed its policy and enrolled a homeschool graduate after an HSLDA attorney explained that the student’s diploma is valid under Virginia law.

  • School Districts Prevent Parents from Performing Annual Assessment

    - Thu, 30 Jul 2015

    HSLDA is working with homeschoolers to oppose discrimination by some school districts that refuse to let parents conduct the required annual assessment of their own children.

  • Welding School Admits Homeschool Graduate

    - Tue, 28 Jul 2015

    HSLDA helped a homeschool family show that homeschool graduates should be treated as any other graduate. Together we were able to persuade a vocational school to accept the family’s son both as a student and as a high school graduate.

  • Homeschoolers Can Skip the ISTEP

    - Mon, 27 Jul 2015

    A homeschool teen who was participating in public school sports and choir was told that she also had to take the Indiana state test. HSLDA pointed out that state law makes no such requirement and that she must be allowed to participate.

  • Religious Exemptions from Immunizations Tightened

    - Mon, 27 Jul 2015

    Governor Dannel Malloy has signed into law a bill which creates administrative burdens for parents claiming a religious exemption from state-required childhood immunizations.

  • 3 Amendments that Mattered

    - Tue, 21 Jul 2015

    Congress is working to reconcile two versions of major federal education legislation. HSLDA wants to ensure the final version retains its protections for homeschoolers.

  • Immunization Exemption Bill Fails

    - Tue, 21 Jul 2015

    The vigilance of homeschoolers helped stop a state bill that would have restricted the ability of parents to make medical decisions for their children.

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