Homeschooling regulations MUST be followed and vary depending on your State. Find out why all changes across the nation are important to you REGARDLESS of where you live!
Hello homeschool hopefuls! Today, we will discuss a critical topic that some of you may have already been thinking about, and that is, is homeschooling legal in my state?
Yes, but the rules vary by state and must be followed.
According to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), the homeschool-funded enforcer and advocate of homeschoolers nationwide, homeschooling is legal in all 50 states.
That said, there are various levels of homeschooling regulations, and those levels depend on the laws of each state, which range from virtually no regulations in states such as Texas to heavy regulations in states such as New York.
The consequences for not following the homeschooling regulations of your state can be severe, which may result in criminal charges. I dont want to scare anyone but, at the extreme worst possible case, states may have a legal leg to stand on in taking away your child for abuse (for not providing education as approved by your state). Again, this last point is not to frighten anyone, but rather to stress the importance of following the rules and regulations of your state. Rest assured, for a vast majority of homeschool families, these regulations are not an issue and become a regular part of the homeschool journey.
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