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    Filed at 2:30 pm under by COD

    In this press release HSLDA implies that homeschoolers are not capable of dealing with over zealous school officials on their own. I guess the 80% of homeschooling families that are not members of HSLDA are screwed.

    The Louis family’s experience should serve as an example to all family who are homeschooling or planning to homeschool. If local public school officials seek to meet with you and review your curriculum, you do not need to comply, and should contact our offices immediately.

    Taking charge of your children’s education also means taking charge of understanding the legal requirements. They are so simple in most states that needing a lawyer to handle them for you is ridiculous. That’s not to say that occasionally a lawyer is needed, because sometimes they are. However, one silly letter from the local Superintendent is not a crisis that requires the services of a lawyer. It requires a firm response from a homeschooler that understands the law they are homeschooling under. If they continue to hassle you, then you get a lawyer.

    9 Responses to “HSLDA at it again”


    Comment by
    Bonnie
    February 26th, 2007
    at 2:56 pm

    Ye-ep.


    Comment by
    Andrea
    February 26th, 2007
    at 3:22 pm

    I wish more people understood that.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    February 26th, 2007
    at 5:12 pm

    Good catch, Chris.

    Darren, when’s HSLDA going to hire me as copyeditor? “All family who are”? Geez!


    Comment by
    NMcV
    February 26th, 2007
    at 5:34 pm

    But — but —

    If you can take care of this by yourself, how would HSLDA make money?!


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    February 27th, 2007
    at 8:28 am

    Been thinking about this. Remember Daryl’s NCHE letter about how the Bible says do whatever “the authorities” command? So — one way to explain this mindset is that such parents do need HSLDA as an acceptable intercessory authority. Otherwise they’d be on the hook to the regular government authorities. . .not saying this is a good or bad thing, just that it fits the facts.


    Comment by
    COD
    February 27th, 2007
    at 8:32 am

    HSLDA certainly doesn’t seem to be in favor of the German HSers doing what the government demands.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    February 27th, 2007
    at 8:58 am

    Exactly — because it has positioned itself as the supplanting godly authority!


    Comment by
    COD
    February 27th, 2007
    at 9:00 am

    So would that make their pictures on HSLDA.com graven images? 😉


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    February 27th, 2007
    at 3:25 pm

    Grave-n? Is there any other kind? 😉