From: Roy Hanson and Nathan Pierce — Family Protection Ministries
The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is the premier nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. HSLDA advocates on the legal front on behalf of their members in matters, which include conflicts with state or local officials, over homeschooling.
Total Legal Inquiries to HSLDA by California members in 2016:31 public school contacts53 social service contacts95 discrimination issues1,634 general legal questionsIn each case, HSLDA intervened quickly to help these members handle their situation.
HSLDA has over 30 years of experience, connections, and resources focused on protecting homeschool freedoms and parental rights. Because of this extensive experience, HSLDA has been directly involved in writing and defending the laws that protect private home education in all 50 states and at the federal level. This unique experience gives them an in-depth and thorough understanding of how the laws affecting private homeschooling work differently in each state. In addition to the legal legislative aspect of their work, HSLDA has also successfully intervened directly with local public schools, social workers, the Department of Education, and many other state agencies on behalf of homeschoolers.
A large HSLDA membership base along with support of the HSLDA Home School Freedom Fund provides the resources necessary to have the experienced, quality staff and attorneys, making HSLDA the only organization of its kind and the leader in defending private homeschooling. A single wrong court decision or piece of bad legislation could affect all homeschoolers and could undo all of the work that we have all done over a period of many years to protect homeschooling families.
We at FPM regularly consult with HSLDA on technical analysis of legislation and response strategies.
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God has blessed HSLDA with huge successes in California and across the nation. HSLDA is the only legal defense association we can recommend to homeschooling parents desiring to protect their families and freedoms in homeschooling. We recommend them very highly. We urge you to join HSLDA and keep your membership up-to-date.
The annual membership fee is $120.Discounts are available for families that are also members of qualifying organizations, such as CHEA.To join HSLDA, or to renew your membership, visit their website at www.hslda.org for an HSLDA Membership Application;call (540) 338-5600; or write:
One Final Thought
HSLDA is the only organization that has developed the specific area of expertise in private home education and associated parental rights during the last 30 plus years of focused hands-on experience.
If you were going to have to have brain surgery, what doctor would you consider to perform your brain surgery – any physician or specifically a doctor whose specialized area of expertise and experience is brain surgery?
Every family deserves the best legal protection available for their homeschooling. HSLDA provides immediate access to full-time specialized HSLDA attorneys, 24 hours a day – 7 days a week for every member.
For more information on HSLDA that we have published in the past, click here!