A Sampling of Home-Schooling Resources

A Sampling of Home-Schooling Resources
July 1, 1999

George A. Clowes

George Clowes is a Heartland senior fellow addressing education policy. He served as founding... (read full bio)



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.

George A. Clowes

George Clowes is a Heartland senior fellow addressing education policy. He served as founding... (read full bio)