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Exporting the Benefits and Blessings of Home Schooling

Without clear compulsory attendance laws, home schooling is flourishing legally in Mexico, enabling families to give their children a solid academic foundation.

Three years ago, missionary and home school father Mike Richardson started an outreach ministry to encourage Latin American families to home school. His goal is two-fold—to serve as a conduit for the gospel and to restore families. He offers a free Spanish home school newsletter, El Hogar Educador, now received by hundreds of families throughout Mexico and Latin America. He also organizes an annual home school conference outside Monterrey (Saltillo) at which Mike Farris and Christopher Klicka spoke the last two years. Over 600 attended the 1999 conference, some coming from as far away as Costa Rica and Guatemala.

A unique opportunity to strengthen families arose when the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon began revising its constitution. Mike Richardson jumped at the chance to submit a proposal for a parental rights amendment drafted by HSLDA. The proposal is currently under consideration and we are hopeful that it will be adopted.

To subscribe to El Hogar Educador or contribute to Mike Richardson’s ministry, e-mail him at or call 011-528-483-0377.