A Quick and Dirty Primer on HSLDA


While I am again, very open to hearing more viewpoints from supporters of the HSLDA, I am becoming more and more convinced that this organization is not everything it says it is and may actually do more harm than good. Thus, this is why you’ll be reading more reblogs like THIS one in the future here on my own blog and including my own thoughts on the HSLDA.

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A Quick and Dirty Primer on HSLDA, By Kathryn Brightbill

Kathryn Brightbill blogs at The Life and Opinions of Kathryn Elizabeth, Person.

Did you find your way to Homeschoolers Anonymous because of the press coverage of the Wunderlich and Twelve Tribes cases in Germany? Or did the Romeike case in the United States send you hunting for more info on this HSLDA group that keeps showing up in news stories?

Then this story is for you.

It is in no way meant to be exhaustive, just to provide basic information for people who did not grow up in the homeschooling world and are unfamiliar with HSLDA’s activism.

Early Days

HSLDA was founded by Michael Farris in 1983. At that time, homeschooling as a movement was in its infancy, and because parents were concerned about the legality, the idea of a legal defense and advocacy organization dedicated to homeschooling was…

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I am a wife of 27+ years and a Mom of three, including our youngest child that I educate here at home with Connections Academy. We've been with CA for five years now and make our home here in Arizona. I am open-minded yet very opinionated and strong-willed woman who believes that educating our children should be a huge priority but that far too often, the traditional public school system not only fails students, it fails its own teachers. Welcome to our home-schooling journey. :)

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