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Hard-Won Homeschooling Freedoms Are Under Threat and Must Be Defended

•, Kerry McDonald

Homeschoolers today have it easy. Many of us were in diapers when, in 1977, educator John Holt created Growing Without Schooling, the first newsletter to connect and encourage homeschooling families. Holt and other social reformers provided the support and facilitated the networks that would ultimately lead to homeschooling becoming legally recognized in all U.S. states by 1993.

I sometimes wonder about the courage it took those earlier homeschooling parents to remove their children from school before it was fully legal, to chart an alternative education path for their children when they were often the only ones on that road. I sometimes wonder if I would have had the same courage.

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Comment by Ed Price
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The threat is nearing its climax. The threat has existed in other forms since the end of the civil war. The point is, are your children your property? Or are they the property of the Government. If they are the property of the Government, then they are not your property. This is the thing that started Karl Lentz on his war with Government. His audio talks can be quite long, but they started with a clear explanation of what happened to him, and how he beat the Government using the common law, and the point that his children are his property. Watch the video at the right of the page top at, a little longer than 1 hour.

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