Homeschooling in Texas may be entirely legal, but apparently that doesn’t stop government bureaucrats from punishing innocent families for it. This is precisely what happened to THSC member and homeschool mom, Kristen.
The fight for parental rights is an ongoing battle in which we must constantly be engaged. Since the Leeper decision, there have been many advances of home schooling freedom, not only in Texas, but throughout the country. Statistics collected nationwide over the last decade have shown that parent taught home education is no longer considered “fringe,” but is more and more accepted as mainstream.
While our friends in Virginia at the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) have taken a strong position against the Texas legislation, they have not opposed similar legislation in other states.
Home schooling is the fastest growing form of education in the country, and the movement is now more diverse and more successful than ever, according to a recent infographic.
Last fall, the website Top Masters in Education published a detailed infographic, titled Home Schooled: How American Homeschoolers Measure Up, that provides a visual synopsis of the home schooling movement. Top Masters in Education reviews different schooling programs and publishes articles on the current state of the education field.
The infographic begins with a history of home schooling, pointing out that most children in the United States were educated at home until public primary schools became popular (and, in many states, mandatory) in the late 1800s. As recently as 1980, home schooling was only legal in 20 states, but that changed in 1993 when home schooling became legal nationwide.
Home school group leaders work hard . . . sometimes late into the night! Often, when I’m working late into the evening, updating a lesson plan or preparing something for my home school group, I wonder about all of the other dedicated Texas home school group leaders who could be, at that very minute, working tirelessly to make their own personal home school great, and still running a much-needed group to serve home school families in their area! Those are the times that I know you might need to access resources--day and night. In the past you had to wait for some information because almost everyone else was still asleep!
July 9, 2019
Kaufman County CPS was in court on July 2 defending their illegal removal of the Pardo family’s young child on June 20. THSC staff and about a hundred homeschoolers, friends and family members were in attendance in support of the family.
This case raises numerous questions about judges in Kaufman County.