For decades, state legislatures have passed laws striking down homeschooled children’s rights, threatening their safety, and making it harder for them to get a quality education.
And far too often, these children had no advocates in the room when it happened.
As the only organization in the country focused on homeschooled children’s rights, CRHE is working to change that.
But we can’t do this alone. We need your help.
By joining Voices for Reform, you can take a stand for these children and their rights. It doesn’t matter if you’re part of the homeschool community or not. If you care about children’s rights, you belong in the movement for homeschool reform.
Here’s how it works:
We’ll notify you by email when bills and issues that impact homeschooled children are happening in your state.
We’ll send you the information and resources you need to take action, whether that’s contacting your representatives, spreading the word online and in your community, signing a pledge, or something else.
We’ll ask you to share your story if you have a direct connection to homeschooling. We’re looking for testimonials from people who support homeschool reform and are part of any of these groups:
When you send us your story, we may call on you to tell it when something important is happening in your state. We may also ask to share your story on our website, on social media, and in other materials. We can share your story anonymously, or you can opt out of having it shared publicly. Either way, we want to hear it from you.
When we raise our voices, we make a difference. Here’s how CRHE Government Relations Director Samantha Field helped homeschooled children in North Dakota:
In winter 2023, Samantha testified in favor of North Dakota’s SB 2167. The bill stated that homeschooled children with learning disabilities must receive formal assessments. Samantha spoke not only as a CRHE team member but as a homeschool alum and a person who cares about children’s rights. She stated, “By changing the language of the law from the vague, undefined notion that homeschooling may ‘benefit’ a child, it makes it clear that homeschooling be assessed on the basis of adequate academic progress — a specific and quantifiable standard.”
In March 2023, North Dakota lawmakers passed SB 2137! Laws like this one help make sure homeschooled children learn and progress based on their own academic ability, which is an important part of our homeschool policy recommendations.
You can help turn the tide in favor of homeschooled children’s rights! Join Voices for Reform today.