Monthly archives: August 2013
Education Week reports on a new poll from Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa which finds that “4 out of 5 Americans believe that homeschoolers should have the opportunity to participate in public school sports.” Support was even higher (85%) among poll respondents who were parents of children currently attending public school.
The Board of Directors of the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers would like to invite you to consider joining us. Everything VaHomeschoolers provides — our website, toll-free helpline, annual conference, regional events, legislative action and more — is accomplished through the guidance and administration of the Board of Directors. This is your personal invitation to join VaHomeschoolers Board of Directors, where we would love to add your voice and your talents. Please consider becoming a candidate for one of our open Board positions.
The 2013 Virginia Governor’s race sets the agenda for this discussion because a gubernatorial candidate has aligned himself with HSLDA and a candidate for lieutenant governor has taken a pro-tax credit view painted as having universal support by homeschoolers in Virginia, which it does not. However, it’s also a timely reminder that VaHomeschoolers needs to say, once again, that homeschoolers have a variety of views on legislative issues, and they hail from many different religious, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds.