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A Sampling of Home-Schooling Resources

July 1, 1999

HOME-SCHOOLING ORGANIZATIONS The best place to start learning more about home schooling is at the Web site of the Home School Legal Defense Association. Home School Legal Defense Association P.O.


HOME-SCHOOLING ORGANIZATIONS

The best place to start learning more about home schooling is at the Web site of the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134
540/338-5600
540/338-2733 fax
http://www.hslda.org

HSLDA provides news about home schooling, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to a variety of other Web sites of interest to parents who educate their children at home. By selecting a specific state, parents can access a summary of laws affecting home schooling in that state, together with contact information for state organizations that support home schooling. In addition, the site provides access to statistical and demographic information about home-schooling families.

Other national organizations that support home schooling:

National Home Education Research Institute
P.O. Box 13939
Salem, OR 97309
503/364-1490

National Homeschool Association
P.O. Box 327
Webster, NY 14580-0327
513/772-9580
http://www.thehomeschool.com and allows visitors to browse and purchase over 1,200 education products from books to CD-ROMs.

What appears to be the most complete guide to home-school resources--by country, state, social group, and intended audience--is at Karl M. Bunday's "Learn in Freedom" Web site, which also lists how-to books on home-schooling. The resource guide is at http://learninfreedom.org/hsguides.html.

Other Internet resources:

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com

Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Home Education Magazine http://www.home-ed-magazine.com

Family Education Network http://families.com


HOME-SCHOOLING DEMOGRAPHICS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Lawrence M. Rudner, Scholastic Achievement and Demographic Characteristics of Home School Students in 1998, Education Policy Archives, Volume 7 Number 8, March 23, 1999.
http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v7n8/

Brian D. Ray, Strengths of Their Own: Home Schoolers Across America, National Home Education Research Institute, Salem, Oregon.
http://www.hslda.org/media/statsandreports/ray1997/index.stm


HISTORY OF HOMESCHOOLING

Isabel Lyman, "Homeschooling: Back to the Future?" Cato Institute Policy Analysis #294, January 7, 1998.

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George Clowes is former Heartland senior fellow addressing education policy. He served as founding managing editor of School Reform News between November 1996 and January 2005.