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.
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.
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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