The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) was established in 1983 as a means to provide low-cost, high quality legal defense to home educators. HSLDA takes its commitment to home educators seriously. Although HSLDA is very much a Christian organization, they defend anyone’s right to home-school their children on the principle that parents have the fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children. Their attorneys are all parents who have, are, or will home educate their own children.
For $115 per year ($95 for Connecticut TEACH members), HSLDA will represent you with legal counsel for any problems you encounter regarding your right to home educate your children. Also provided is a bi-monthly newsletter with information on the current legal issues in each state. Request an application from: HSLDA, Paeonian Springs, VA 22129.
In addition to this legal defense service, HSLDA has closely tracked and influenced federal legal developments of concern to home educators, and has worked with state home education organizations to draft legislation and regulations favorable to home education.
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Beginning Homeschooling - A Service of the Alliance. The purpose of the web site is to provide good information from real homeschoolers to those who are beginning homeschooling or considering homeschooling and to help them to link up with the Christian homeschool organization in their state.
MassHOPE - The Massachusetts State Homeschooling Association.
NHERI - National Home Education Research Institute. This organization documents how well homeschooling works.
NYS LEAH - New York State Loving Education at Home: The New York State Homeschooling Association.
Homeschool World - From the publishers of Practical Homeschooling, Big Happy Family, and Homeschool PC.
The Teaching Home - This homeschool magazine is written for Homeschoolers by Homeschoolers!
Home School Digest - The quarterly journal for serious homeschoolers.
Escondido Tutorial Service - A Christian “classical education” source with online tutorials.
NATHHAN - (NATional cHallenged Homeschoolers Associated Network)
PO Box 39
Porthill, ID 83853
Answers in Genesis - Creation research.
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities - The Coalition focuses on helping Christian colleges and universities advance the cause of Christ-centered education and effectively integrate biblical faith, scholarship and service
Eagle Forum - stands for the fundamental right of parents to guide the education of their own children. Parents should have the right to choose private schools or homeschooling without oppressive government regulation.
Family Institute of CT - deals with issues pertinent to Connecticut families. FIC is an independent organization associated with Focus on the Family. They are networked with 40 other state family policy councils around the country and the Family Research Council.
Family Research Council - Pro-family issues, government links, public policy group links, and religious links are all available at this location. FRC is affiliated with Focus on the Family.
Parental Rights - This organization exists to take prompt action in preventing any further erosion of the parent child relationship and its current legal status.
Renewing Your Mind - Try this link for a look at some of R.C. Sproul’s work. Again, you can follow the links to find some other Christian resources.
Summit Ministries - Christian World View.
TeenPact - Trains young people to be leaders who will impact the nation and world for Jesus Christ.
CSA - Creation Science Association Lending Library Catalog
First Things First: If you need advice on choosing the right homeschool curriculum for your family, try these links:
Used Curriculum Classified Sites/Groups
If you already know what you are looking for, or have used resources to sell, the following sites can help connect you with those who are looking to sell what you need, or buy what you have.
Get Textbooks: https://www.
Homeschool Classifieds: https://
Second Harvest Curriculum: https://
Good and Acceptable: https://www.
Homeschool Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/
Used Curriculum Swap Communities
Homeschool Curriculum Free for Shipping Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/
Paperback Swap (PBS): https://www.