Can homeschoolers count on our freedoms continuing indefinitely? On this edition of Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith and Christopher Klicka discuss the sacrifices we must make now so that our children and grandchildren can homeschool in peace.
Chris, over the past week you've shared some amazing stories about the history of homeschooling. Looking ahead, where do you see the homeschool movement going in the future?
I believe the homeschool movement will only continue to grow—if families remember where we came from. Families throughout America who are homeschooling need to teach their children the sacrifices that many families made in order to make homeschooling legal. It doesn’t take much to turn the clock back—to put us back under the teacher certification regulations and the home visits and the curriculum approval. Homeschoolers need to avoid apathy and stay involved with their state homeschool organizations and with Home School Legal Defense Association so that their rights will continue to be protected. HSLDA finds that homeschool families still get in trouble, and there’s over 10,000 legal conflicts that we deal with each year. So homeschoolers need to stay involved so we can stay free.
Chris, thank you for sharing with us this week. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.