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    September 2017

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    from the Home School Legal Defense Association feed

    County’s Homeschool Instructions Miss the Mark

    Tue, 19 Sep 2017

    The Jefferson County superintendent of schools has updated the county website to include some basic information about homeschooling. Unfortunately, some of the information is misleading.

    Scottish University Asks: Did You Meet State Standards?

    Thu, 14 Sep 2017

    A representative wanted to see a certified diploma before approving college loans for a homeschool graduate. We explained the extra documentation was unnecessary.

    College Misleads Homeschool Grads—Stubbornly and Deliberately

    Thu, 14 Sep 2017

    An Ohio community college keeps telling homeschool graduates they are not eligible for federal financial aid. This is outright misinformation.

    Congress to Consider Parental Rights, Asylum for Persecuted

    Wed, 13 Sep 2017

    These two major issues for homeschool freedom are about to hit your congressman’s desk. Here’s what you can do to help.

    District to Family: Prove You Live Here or Stop Homeschooling

    Wed, 13 Sep 2017

    A member family in New York called us when their school district refused to process their homeschool paperwork. The reason? They wouldn’t believe that the family actually lived there.

    District: You Can’t Homeschool Until You Submit a Birth Certificate, Proof You Live Here

    Fri, 8 Sep 2017

    Despite the lack of legal authority, officials in this school district are telling families they can’t homeschool until they turn in their kids’ birth certificates

    Paul Mitchell Drops Requirement for Accredited Homeschool Program

    Wed, 6 Sep 2017

    A St. Louis cosmetology school rejected a parent-issued diploma after getting bad advice from the state of Missouri.

    NYC Art School: Cancel Your Flight, Take the GED

    Wed, 6 Sep 2017

    This talented homeschool graduate had already been promised a scholarship and had bought her plane ticket to Manhattan when the college’s admissions officers told her she needed to take the GED.

    Official’s Astronomical Lack of Common Sense Casts Shadow on Family’s Eclipse Trip

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017

    During a home visit prompted by an anonymous report, a public school official told a homeschooling mom that taking her kids to see a rare solar eclipse wasn’t educational.

    County Acknowledges Their June 2 Deadline is Baseless

    Fri, 25 Aug 2017

    Public school officials made up a deadline for the annual homeschool notice, but backed down after HSLDA intervened.

    “We need you to come by and sign the application”

    Thu, 24 Aug 2017

    We had to explain to a public school official that the law had changed.

    District Gets Defensive About Extralegal Demands

    Tue, 22 Aug 2017

    These officials weren’t entitled to the huge list of information they requested. But when our member family started asking questions, the district threatened them with a CPS investigation.

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