As heard on the show – Homeschooling Resources

HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES

Home School Legal Defense Association
http://www.hslda.org/default.aspx
A nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.

National Home Education Research Institute
http://www.nheri.org/
NHERI conducts and collects research about homeschooling (home-based education, home schooling), and publishes the research journal called the Home School Researcher. The institute has hundreds of research works documented and cataloged on home schooling, many of which were done by NHERI

Edutopia
http://www.edutopia.org/
Edutopia is dedicated to transforming the learning process by helping educators implement the strategies below. These strategies — and the educators who implement them — are empowering students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact

Brown v. Hot Sexy and Safer Productions (warning: a little descriptive): http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/getopn.pl?OPINION=95-1275.01A
Parker v. Hurley: http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/07-1528-01A.pdf
Parents United for Better Schools v. School District of Philadelphia: http://openjurist.org/148/f3d/260/parents-united-for-better-schools-inc
Fields v. Palmdale: http://openjurist.org/427/f3d/1197/fields-v-palmdale-school-district (look at paragraph 23 esp)
Herndon v. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Board of Education: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=search&case=/data2/circs/4th/952525p.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1064305109 Nicole Miller

    I was homeschooled as a child for the first 5 years and I loved it. Now my son is to start kindergarten in the fall and my husband wants to ship him off to public school. I always assumed I was to homeschool our children, what do I show him to convince him other wise? He seems to think Common Core just sets better standards and isn’t as bad as I make it out to be. Help!

  • Anonymous

    I just stumbled upon this site… I don’t normally post things, but I just finished taking my child out of school after just one year.  I put her IN Kindergarten already knowing how to read, write, add and subtract.  She aced her exams when she started the year – and had almost identical scores when she finished.  She was told that “burping hurts the earth”, “cars are bad” and was strongly corrected for saying “Easter Vacation” instead of “Spring Break”.  They gave her reading material to bring home, but she read them all by February and they sent me a note saying congratulations – but nothing else.  I am starting over again on a lot of fundamental concepts that she previously knew. 

    I found that the public school system dummies down the good kids so that they can focus on the kids who are struggling.  They also use spend a lot of energy on social engineering.

    If you have a spouse who is against homeschooling, find out why and address those issues.  Find home-school groups near you.  I am doing my research now to submit my NOI (Notice of Intent) as needed in Virginia. 

    I am looking forward to meeting a lot of fellow Homeschool parents soon!