Category Archives: Homeschool Rights

Another State *Reduces* Homeschool Regulations!

In 2014, 2015, and now – 2016, multiple states that held tight regulations on the homeschoolers in their states, have changed their minds.  West Virginia has now joined their ranks! The proof really is in the pudding as they say. Don’t fix what’s not broken also aptly applies. Homeschoolers are a dedicated lot. While there […]

Arkansas Nixes State Homeschool Testing!

After decades of having the law on the books, Arkansas lawmakers have done away with state-mandated testing of homeschoolers. Dee Black of the Home School Legal Defense Association says the state-mandated testing really served no purpose anymore. “At the time that homeschool laws began to be enacted in the early 1980s, there was still a […]

7 Children Kidnapped by State of Arkansas from Homeschool Family to Remain in State Custody

A world gone mad. Seven children in an Arkansas homeschooling family have been removed from their home, with no good reason.  Even the social workers stated they should not be removing the children, yet, it happened. Read more here

Press Release: Response to Final Recommendations of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission

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 February 13, 2015 PRESS RELEASE RESPONSE TO FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SANDY HOOK ADVISORY COMMISSION National Home Education Legal Defense, (NHELD), is disappointed, but not surprised, to learn that the Sandy […]


***PRESS RELEASE*** NATIONAL HOME EDUCATION LEGAL DEFENSE, LLC Attorney Deborah G. Stevenson, Founder P.O. BOX 704 Southbury, CT 06488 Tel.: (860) 354-3590 Cell: (203) 206-4282 1/16/15 RESPONSE TO RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SANDY HOOK ADVISORY COMMISSION While parents of the state continue to await the final draft of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission’s report, National […]

Home Schooling: More Pupils, Less Regulation

By MOTOKO RICHJAN. 4, 2015 FREEPORT, Pa. — Until recently, Pennsylvania had one of the strictest home-school laws in the nation. Families keeping their children out of traditional classrooms were required to register each year with their local school district, outlining study plans and certifying that adults in the home did not have a criminal […]

SWAT Team Tasers Homeschoolers

In 24 years or more of homeschooling, this is one of most appalling, frightening and horrific articles I have ever read. What’s even more abhorrent than the illegal actions of the “authorities” who misused their power in this Missouri case, is that similar wrong doing also occurs right here in Connecticut. It’s time for it […]

Sandy Hook Advisory Commission After Homeschoolers

(Be sure to read the comment section, too) A Connecticut government task force wants to give special educators with public schools the power to veto homeschooling parents’ education plans. The Connecticut Post reports the state has placed increased scrutiny on its roughly 5,000 homeschoolers since the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, […]

Mum-of-six released from jail after imprisonment over home schooling dispute

Sometimes there are just no words to describe such appalling actions by those “in power”. Read more

German Homeschool Family Safe For Now

Last year, I wrote about a German family who was pursuing political asylum in the United States. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, along with their five children, fled their native Germany, seeking refuge from persecution for homeschooling, and their story was all over the news this week. If you aren’t familiar with their plight, the Romeikes […]