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Subject: HSLDA.org
Date Posted: 8/17/2010 5:09 PM ET
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I joined when I decided to homeschool this year and have been having the school bothering me for one thing or another and they wanted me to go in on Friday to sign some papers and talk and so I contacted my lawyer on HSLDA and he contacted ...this person and called me back letting me know I do not need to go in to sign any papers and he canceled my appointment for me. It's awesome knowing I am protected and I have rights to homeschool my son without worrying about the state. HSLDA will take care of any problem I run into and takes the added stress off me!
Date Posted: 8/17/2010 7:16 PM ET
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that's great to know. I've mentioned the site to my husband and showed it to him too, but he doesn't think it is worth it. (sigh)

We have so far never had any problems but still it would be nice to know they were there just in case.

Date Posted: 8/17/2010 8:34 PM ET
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My husband was the one who encouraged me to join. He said we should be protected even in Georgia which is a very laid back state regarding homeschooling. We just send in the attendance form every month and that is about it.

There have been incidents even amongst people I know where they needed HSLDA.

Plus it is nice to be able to help an organization which helps others like us in other states. I am glad to help and support other families. And they are now helping those in other countries.

Another organization they are working with is parentalrights.org which helps to politically keep on top of what is happening in our country in relation to United Nations laws being brought here.

Very interesting stuff and we need to be ready and informed. If the Lord tarries, I do believe we will be persecuted for doing what we are doing.

Blessings to all you precious parents teaching your kids.

In Him,

Rachel

Date Posted: 8/20/2010 6:51 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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You can also join Homeschool Legal Advantage, which is far better, IMO, than HSLDA.  It's less expensive, too.  Plus, you get a free family will with your membership.

http://homeschoollegaladvantage.com/

Here's a good site with info about HSLDA.  I don't join their group for different reasons.

http://hsislegal.com/

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 9:46 PM ET
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Is there any legal help for homeschoolers who are not christian I wonder?

Date Posted: 9/12/2010 8:03 PM ET
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I have been home schooling for 8 years now and have always handled any issues that have come up. There is nothing magical about these groups other than they know the laws in each state. Know your state rules. Every state has a liaison that can help you and more often than not I find support from every aspect. There will be opponents  but knowing what your rights are and being willing to assert them is the key.

If something serious should happen you can hire an attorney but I have met 100's of homeschool families and not one has had an issue for which they  needed to seek legal counsel on.

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 8:08 PM ET
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It really depends on your state. Most if you know your home school laws you should not be concerned. They can try, but legally if say my 5 year old is not in school they can report me all they want since the legal age is 7.  Then I would be filing harassment charges.