Category Archives: Featured

9 Elephants in the (Public School) Classroom

In order to grow, we must face our weakest links. The CT homeschool community, and homeschoolers across the nation regularly receive phone calls, emails and FB messages from families whose have children have given up hope with their public school experiences. We hear the same stories, over and over again. It’s disheartening. Change is long  […]

The Amendment Touted by Senator Ted Cruz and His Supporters, Ostensibly to “Help” Parents by Giving Them a “Tax Break” for Homeschooling Their Children, is UnConstitutional and Should Not Become Law

NATIONAL HOME EDUCATION LEGAL DEFENSE, LLC Attorney Deborah G. Stevenson Founder P.O. Box 704                                                                                                                                                                                            Tel.: (860) 354-3590 Southbury, CT 06488                                                                                                                                                                                 Cell: (203) 206-4282 Email: stevenson@dgslawfirm.com December 8, 2017 The Amendment Touted by Senator Ted Cruz and His Supporters, Ostensibly to “Help” Parents by Giving Them a “Tax Break” for Homeschooling Their Children, is UnConstitutional and […]

Further Thoughts on the Parental Rights Amendment

FURTHER THOUGHTS ON THE PARENTAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT. November 28, 2017 Attorney Deborah G. Stevenson Founder, National Home Education Legal Defense, LLC. Stevenson@dgslawfirm.com I am very glad to see that so many people are seriously contemplating the ramifications of a proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  As some may be new to the idea, […]

Please Support the CHN’s GoFundMe Project

We need YOU! Whatever amount of support you can share with CHN will be put back into the homeschool community. Please help us to help others. Donate now. Details about this project and how you can help, is HERE.  

Attorney Stevenson’s Response to the CT Law Tribune 6/5/17 Article on Homeschooling

June 5, 2017 RESPONSE TO EDITORIAL BOARD ARTICLE, “IT’S TIME TO EXAMINE REGULATING HOME SCHOOLING” It is unfortunate that before the Board published this article the Board did not reach out to those who know the most, and have the facts about, home schooling.  Had the Board done so, the Board certainly would have been […]

Ct Homeschool Network Conference

Join us at the homeschool conference in Middletown on June 3, 2017! Check the details and see what informational, fun opportunities await your family! Schedule of events at http://cthomeschoolnetwork.org/conference/  

Homeschool Graduates in College ~ From the Professors’ Perspective

Excerpt: “In my pursuit to encourage homeschooling parents, I thought it would be interesting to get an idea of how homeschool graduates perform in college as experienced by the professors. I made an appeal to professors through Facebook posts, and with the responses that I received I’m going to give you some insight into what they’ve […]

Common Core Math – 5 Years Later

This is very important. It’s not just a public or private school issue; many homeschoolers also have kids in public school while concurrently homeschooling some of their children. There is some explaining to do. ” Five years into the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (commonly known as “Common Core”), 15-year-old kids in […]

Newsflash: Students Are Bored

Excerpt: ” When the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE) surveyed over 81,000 students in 2006, it reported that 2 out of 3 students are bored in class every day (in fact, 17 percent reported they are bored in every class).[1] … Duh! So, students are clearly not engaged, nor motivated. And why are […]

Define Homeschooling

The Definition of Homeschooling