The most current feeds from the Homeschool Legal Defense Association appear below.
Urgent Legislation will be posted on MHEA’s Facebook page.
- “Homeschoolers Don’t Work as Hard” November 18, 2014A homeschool mom was complying with the law but was disturbed when a state employee made a negative comment about homeschooling. We know that many people are still unfamiliar with the great track record of home educated students, but this worker’s comment was over the top.
- 17-Year-Old-Graduate Exempt from Attendance Laws November 17, 2014When the local school district said a 17-year-old had to keep following the homeschool laws even though he had graduated, HSLDA stepped in. We showed that the teen was exempt from compulsory attendance because of his diploma.
- Diploma Questioned for Second-Generation Homeschooling November 14, 2014A mom—and homeschool graduate—faced opposition from the local public school district when she filed a notice to begin homeschooling her own children. HSLDA intervened by showing that the mom’s diploma is valid under state law.
- Social Worker Wants to Assess Mom’s Teaching November 14, 2014HSLDA helped a homeschool family accused of educational neglect avoid a social worker home visit. Soon after we intervened the case was closed favorably.
- State Department Accepts Homeschool Diploma after HSLDA Intervenes November 14, 2014HSLDA helped persuade Missouri’s Department of Mental Health to change a hiring policy that discriminated against homeschool graduates.