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Homeschoolers: Be Cautious of any Organizations Claiming to Speak for All

Warning to Homeschoolers: Be Cautious of Organizations Claiming to Speak for All

Homeschooling has grown significantly, offering families tailored learning experiences. However, beware of organizations claiming to represent all homeschoolers in a state. Some may overstep, potentially infringing on diverse needs and values.

Identifying Warning Signs

1. Assuming Authority: Watch for organizations claiming to speak for all homeschoolers without gathering input. No single organization can represent every family.

2. Pushing Agendas: Be wary of groups prioritizing their agendas over families' freedoms. They may not reflect all homeschoolers' values.

3. Lack of Transparency: Organizations lacking transparency in decision-making and finances may not have families' best interests. Look for openness about operations and input.

Actions to Protect Your Freedom

1. Stay Informed: Understand homeschooling laws in your state to advocate for your rights.

2. Connect with Local Groups: Engage with local homeschooling communities for support and advocacy.

3. Speak Up: Advocate for policies supporting homeschooling freedoms.

4. Support Alternative Organizations: Back groups aligned with your values to counter those claiming to speak for all.

Using Your Voice to Empower

Homeschooling reflects individual families' values. Safeguarding this freedom means remaining vigilant, advocating for transparency and inclusivity, and shaping policies and practices.


1. Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)

2. National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)

3. Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE)

4. Local Homeschooling Groups

Also, homeschoolers should check if organizations have all of their leaders who are currently homeschooling children, or if they're making decisions affecting others while not actively homeschooling.


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