Connecticut Presents Bill Regarding Children’s Mental Health Assessments

The National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD) –  Bulletin #74 responds to Connecticut's Senate Bill 374 – An act requiring behavorial mental health assessments for children. Deborah Stevenson offered information and caution regarding this bill in the Public Health Committee with two sponsors. Below is part of NHELD's … Continue reading

The Illinois Education Tax Credit Rehash

Not much has changed since I wrote this post about the Illinois Education Tax Credit.  Except Illinois is even more broke(n) and our legislators are looking around for some more revenue (taxes/fees).  When our newly retired Senator Maloney presented a … Continue reading

Laughable Reasons to Keep Homeschoolers Out

I had to laugh when I read the Buffalo News article about New York's Iroquois School Board policy decision to exclude homeschoolers from their public school activities.  I'm a bit ambivalent about mixing the two in my state – noting that too … Continue reading

Lost Promise

Last week, I wrote a HEM News & Commentary post:  Aaron Swartz – Prodigy and Freedom Fighter Dies. I've met so many kids in the homeschooling community who could be Aaron.  I know they're in the schools too, but the particular gifts … Continue reading