Position Papers

NHN’s written opinion on various topics.

History of Education/Homeschooling:

History of NV homeschool law 1947 to 2017 – Barbara Dragon, 2017

A History of Education for Nevada Homeschools- Past to Present – Frank Schnorbus, 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


Homeschool Memos explaining homeschool statutes:

NHN Homeschool Memo 6-21-07  – NHN memo to parents explaining the homeschool law passed by the NV Legislature in 2007.

Homeschool Memo.NV-DOE 6.16.2006 – Memo from Dr. Keith Rheault to local school districts explaining homeschool laws/regulations in place at the time, including homeschool student participation in public school classes, extra-curricular activities, and sports. 2006


Homeschool Charts explaining “Education Options” in NV:

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”

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

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

Homeschooling vs. Public “School Choice” options:

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


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 – 2016

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

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

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


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



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


Legislative Issue Papers:

2017 – Early Childhood Education: What the Empirical Studies Show 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

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

 2017 Legislative Session Wrap-up 

2017 Nevada Legislative Session Correspondence

2015 Legislative Session Wrap-up

2015 Nevada Legislative Session Correspondence

2013 Legislative Session Wrap-up

2013 Nevada Legislative Session Correspondence

2011 Legislative Session Wrap-up

2009 Legislative Alert 5.27.09 UPDATE –

2007 Legislative Session Updates – SB 404; The NV Homeschool Freedom Bill