Position Papers

NHN’s written opinion on various topics.

History of Education/Homeschooling:

A History of Education for Nevada Homeschools- Past to Present – 2010

Homeschooling; The Original Option – Examines the strength of homeschooling through the years and presents evidence of why Nevada needed a new law in 2007

Homeschooling in Nevada: The Budgetary Impact – NHN commissioned this study through NPRI to dispel the notion that local public schools lose money when a child is homeschooled. 2007


Homeschooling vs. Public “School Choice” options:

2017 Education Liberty vs. Government Funded School Choice Initiatives – Barbara Dragon, Blog Update 01/11/2017

Nevada Parental Choice Options.2016.June – updated chart showing “who’s in charge” of the child’s education dependent on the parent’s choice

Education Options in NV NHN 2016.June – updated “pictograph” showing the differences between “Government Funded School Choice” and “Self Funded Education Options”

Homeschooling vs State ESA Programs – Barbara Dragon warns other states about the “muddy waters” created by ESA bills and the impact on self-funded homeschooling

Kleenex vs. Puffs; Homeschool vs. ESA Program – 2015 letter from NHN Chairman Frank Schnorbus explains why it is important to distinguish homeschooling from the new ESA Program

Alternative Education Funding Programs – NHN 2015 Position Statement on government funded/controlled “School Choice”

Homeschooling vs. Public School at Home (PSAH) – Explains the differences between homeschooling and virtual charter schools. 2007

NHN’s Response to NPRI’s White Paper, “Bit by Bit; Virtual Schools Can Transform Nevada Public Education” – 2010
The White Paper itself: Bit by Bit

Education Options in Nevada – Pictograph; private funded education vs. government funded education 2014 (before adoption of 2015 NV-ESA Law)

Educational Choice Options-Nevada –  Chart showing “who’s in charge” of child’s education, 2008


Legislative Issue Papers:

Early Childhood Education: What the Empirical Studies Show 02.28.17 by Scott Woodruff, Esq., HSLDA Attorney, referenced by NHN with regards to legislative bills concerning compulsory attendance age change, mandatory Kindergarten, and Prekindergarten in Public Schools. 2017

Answers to Good Questions – Pamphlet to support passage of SB 404, “The Homeschool Freedom Bill” 2007

SB 25 NHN ltr to Senate Educaton – a bill authorizing the NV Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide educational programs for children birth through preschool.  NHN letter of opposition. Feb 2015

SB 126 NHN ltr to Senate Educaton – a bill affecting Private Preschools in NV.  NHN letter of opposition & amendment request. February 2015


Parental Rights & Homeschooling:

Whose Children: Rethinking Schools and Education Frank Schnorbus – 2014

NV Parental Rights Law NRS 126.036 – supporting document used during the 2013 NV Legislative Session to explain the need for a “Fundamental Parental Rights” bill.

Homeschooling; The Best Choice Frank Schnorbus – 2010

Position Paper on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – 2009

Assault On Parental Rights – 2008