VaHomeschoolers Welcome to the Media

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers believes that all homeschoolers’ interests are served when government, news media, and the public see us as a diverse community united in our love of our children and in our valuing freedom to teach and learn at home.

Media Inquiries:
Phone: 866-513-6173
Email: VaHomeschoolers Media Relations
For media inquiries regarding Homeschoolers Sports Access (“Tebow Bills”), please contact Amy Wilson, VaHomeschoolers Government Affairs Director

Interested in knowing how many homeschoolers in Virginia? Check out the Virginia Homeschool Statistics page for links.

Religious Exemption in Virginia

For background and more information on the Religious Exemption:

Religious Exemption in Virginia
Learn more about the Religious Exemption and how it is used here in Virginia. Read more about why VaHomeschoolers opposes the current RE bill in the 2014 General Assembly.

Journalist Fact Check – Religious Exemption
For your convenience, here are some facts that have sometimes been confused by journalists or misunderstood/misrepresented by sources.

Homeschoolers, Tax Credits and Politics

For insight into homeschoolers’ opinions on tax credits and politics:

Bigger than Campaign Promises: Homeschooling, Tax Credits, and Politics in Virginia
The 2013 Virginia Governor’s race sets the agenda for this discussion because a gubernatorial candidate has aligned himself with HSLDA and 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.

Homeschoolers Sports Access (“Tebow Bills”)

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers supports homeschool access to public school programs and services and since 1997 has worked to increase access at the state and local level. Please see the following pages for an extensive list of resources and information on this issue:

Homeschoolers’ Sports Access
Get the most up-to-date information about Homeschoolers Sports Access. Find extensive research, position papers, links to the current bills, and learn more about the history of this issue.

Journalists’ Fact Check – Sports Access
For your convenience, here are some facts that have sometimes been confused by journalists or misunderstood/misrepresented by sources.

VCU Commonwealth Education Poll 2012-2013
More than two-thirds of Virginians (67%) favor allowing homeschooled students to participate on public school teams

Stories from Homeschooling Families
Read personal stories about how this bill will affect homeschooling families throughout Virginia.

VaHomeschoolers Press Releases

VaHomeschoolers In the News


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