Homeschooling Heroes

homeschooling families at the capitol

I am often reminded of the shoulders of giants that we stand upon.  When we hear a knock at the door during school hours, we don’t have to tell the children to run and hide because it could be CPS doing a check to make sure we aren’t “illegally homeschooling.”  When we choose our curriculum in AZ we do it without oversight or fear of any testing requirements.   One of those giants I wanted to mention is Mike Smith, the President of HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association).  It was Read More …

A History of Homeschooling in Arizona

We truly have the best homeschool law in the nation.  Our law is so wonderful because it is simple and straightforward.  If you want to homeschool all you need to do is say you will and file the affidavit.  There’s no testing, teachers or school districts checking up on you, no curriculum or instruction review. But it was not always so.  The original 1912 state statue required education through the eighth grade must be accomplished by a “competent teacher”.  As homeschooling started to gain momentum it was decided that a Read More …