In this week-long Homeschool blog series, we highlight the history, philosophies, myths, and policies related to homeschooling, one of the important options for education in Ohio. An estimated 25,000 students are educated at home in Ohio, part of the more than 1.5 million homeschool students throughout the country.
Homeschooling is the only type of educational option in Ohio that receives no per pupil funding. Homeschool families are still required to share their education plans with their local school district and share results of annual assessments.
The national Homeschool Legal Defense Association is a group that keep supporters abreast of legal, media, and policy issues that affect homeschooling.
HLDA works in partnership with the Ohio-based Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO) to address legislative issues (like this one) that affect homeschool families across the state. CHEO also publishes a bi-monthly magazine called the “Ohio Homeschool Companion” about homeschooling in Ohio.
Advocates like these are helping homeschoolers stay connected and informed.