Legislative Update March 10, 2021

Legislative Update March 10, 2021

When families flourish, communities flourish. For families to flourish, parents must have the freedom to do what they believe before God to be best for their children. Homeschool-related bills progressing this year include vocational school enrollment as well as...
Tax Credits for Homeschoolers

Tax Credits for Homeschoolers

Homeschooling is home-based, privately funded, and parent-directed. Because homeschoolers do not receive public funds, tax credit legislation is the best way to provide financial help to homeschoolers. Claiming school expenses as tax credits would provide relief to...
Homeschool Funding

Homeschool Funding

Where the Definition of “Fair” Gets Blurry Last legislative season, legislators wisely made a distinction between state-funded ESA students and homeschoolers. If such legislation is introduced this session, we trust the same will happen. While that may...
Jefferson’s Plan for Education

Jefferson’s Plan for Education

by John Carey, CHEWV’s Legislative Liaison Consider this startling quote from Thomas Jefferson, author of West Virginia’s Religious Freedom Clause: It is better to tolerate the rare instance of a parent refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the...
Two-Week Waiting Periods and Surprise Police Visits

Two-Week Waiting Periods and Surprise Police Visits

Since most assume that today’s parents have long since escaped the days of covert homeschooling because of legal threats, imagine the shock when police officers and school officials recently showed up at the doorsteps of WV homeschoolers.  While officials later...