Children’s Medical Center Dallas (Children’s) requested a meeting with the Pardo family and Child Protective Services (CPS) earlier this week. This request followed Children’s recent filing of a CPS report which resulted in [...]
About Jeremy NewmanJeremy Newman became Director of Public Policy for THSC in Fall 2013. Jeremy is a home school graduate and has been involved in home schooling from an early age when his family moved to Texas from California. The third of six children, Jeremy now lives with his wife, Addi, and son, Wyatt, in Dallas where he teaches Lincoln-Douglas debates in the NCFCA, a national home school speech and debate league.
After five days of forced and illegal separation from their four-year-old son Drake, Ashley and Daniel Pardo were given the chance to meet with him briefly during a visit on Tuesday. Drake, a medically fragile, [...]
Contact Chris Branson for question:email@example.comOn June 20, Child Protective Services (CPS) illegally removed Drake Pardo (age four) from his family, alleging an “emergency” despite having delayed for nearly two weeks since initial contact with the [...]
Help #BringDrakeHome Drake Pardo (age four) was illegally taken from his family by Child Protective Services (CPS) on June 20. The Pardos are a homeschool THSC member family. THSC attorney Chris Branson is now representing [...]
Yesterday evening, June 20, 2019, Drake Pardo (4) was illegally removed from his parents and two siblings based on claims by Child Protective Services (CPS) that there was an “emergency” which required immediate removal from [...]
In past legislative sessions, THSC has fought tooth and nail to pass reforms for homeschoolers and Texas families. This year, the powers that be promised that things would be better. Instead, [...]
The deadline to file legislation has passed. Despite the big talk from the Texas media and advocacy groups, no bills coming after homeschoolers were filed.
Do we still believe that families know best and should be able to make their own decisions?
The 3rd Court of Appeals released a ruling in THSC’s lawsuit against the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC), ending THSC’s nearly five-year-long battle with the abusive agency. Although the court seemed to split the proverbial baby, procedurally, it ultimately handed THSC and other Texas nonprofits a win.
THSC has written several times this year about improvements being made to the Child Protective Services (CPS) system to protect the due process rights of Texas families. However, families are still able to be forced into CPS without due process being followed.