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1. Protect Your Home-School Freedoms
     It is vital for a strong, state organization to constantly monitor proposed legislation that could threaten even the best home-school law in the nation.
     By joining your state home-school organization, you can provide needed support. You will be informed so that you can take part in any political action.

2. Supply Getting Started Information
     Your state home-school organization can supply getting started information including how to comply with your state's laws.

3. Offer Events & News
     Home-school events inspire and inform. Newsletters list events and provide state news.

4. Network & Serve Local Support Groups
     Your state home-school organization may provide networking and leadership helps to local support groups as well as referring new home-school families to them.

     Through annual memberships, families are represented legally at every stage of proceedings from consultation by letter and phone, negotiations with local officials, and in court proceedings.
     HSLDA is an advocate for home education on Capitol Hill by tracking federal legislation that affects home schooling and parental rights. HSLDA works to defeat or amend harmful bills, but also acts proactively, introducing legislation to protect and preserve family freedoms.

     The mission of the National Home Education Research Institute is threefold:
1. Produce high-quality statistics, research, and technical reports on home education.
2. Serve as a clearinghouse of research for home educators, researchers, and policymakers.
3. Educate the public concerning the findings of all research on home education.
     The most comprehensive report on home-school research is found in Home Schooling on the Threshold: A Survey of Research at the Dawn of the New Millennium by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., president of NHERI. Topics and features include: socialization, academic achievement, success in adulthood, history of home schooling & population growth, charts, graphs, and tables. Full color throughout, 24 pages, 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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