As we approach a new school year, we see YOU and hear your questions/concerns in getting started and the love of the community and support groups that have offered sanctuary and wisdom in this unique year online and in person. Thank you for whatever role you played in that communication! While many have found the joy of homeschooling and are happy to stick with it, some are pleased that their schools have re-opened, even amongst social distancing and mask mandates and have returned to their in-person school of choice (public, private, or charter). The reality of school choice in Nevada is that PARENTS have a GOD GIVEN right to do what they think is best for their child and that homeschooling is a separate and legal choice from the others! We are pleased to have offered support to many this last year as homeschooling became a household norm. We are committed to keep fighting for homeschooling rights as a different and separate option from what is outlined in the public sector. We believe in your abilities as parents to homeschool your kids! Please continue to reach out if you have questions, concerns, or feedback to how we can improve homeschooling in Nevada. Let the 2012-2022 school year begin!
Please share in the comments ways that you have been supported or have helped this last year within the homeschool community. Let the record show that Nevada is amazing when it comes to homeschool choice and community.
This past week we have seen the efforts of so many during a call to action in regards to AB19. We surpassed our goal of 500 oppositions by over 300 and flooded the inboxes of state legislators statewide. They heard us loud and clear as one of the most opposed bills in the state. But many are trying to usurp our rights as homeschoolers and directors of our child’s education. Their (Department of Education or DOE) reasons for the change are not consistent with their treatment (they don’t accept our discretion to the standards) and they fail to recognize parents as a voice kijk hier in the matter. This week is very important and your prayers are needed. Specifically for:
1) Homeschoolers to be removed from AB19
2) Recognition of current standing laws that give homeschoolers the legal right to be the voice that changes current mandates.
3) Our Nevada homeschool leaders and respective legal council to be guided and directed by Him in this work to protect our freedoms.
Here’s the thing, we already won this battle in 2007 when the Homeschool Freedom bill removed us from the public school system completely. Because of THAT bill parents only answer to the court in the cases of educational neglect NOT the DOE. Because of THAT bill the parents (or a group who represents homeschool parents) get to decide on the changes to our current mandates. We already won that battle but some in power are refusing to recognize it and trying to blur that line with ambiguity. It is time to remind them of what we already won in 2007 by vehemently opposing this current bill based on legalities of bills past.
Your prayerful consideration to this cause is vital. God is willing, sometimes he just needs to hear us ask for it. Let our prayers find their way to Him as loudly as our pleas to our respective assembly leaders but this time with definitive power to make a difference.
If you haven’t already, please keep up the work of opposing this bill here:
Please let the assembly committee know your displeasure at adding homeschooling requirements into Nevada Bill AB19 .
Here is an example of what you could write:
I am a homeschooling parent and am opposed to any proposed changes to the homeschooling laws as suggested in AB19. The latest homeschooling regulations were written by homeschoolers in 2007 because that is our legal right. The Department of Education DOES NOT have the authority to make core standards for us and we don’t approve their reasoning. We were not consulted, involved, or otherwise part of drafting this bill and do not wish to be a part of it moving forward. Please remove homeschoolers from AB19 and inform DOE of their overreach.
The Nevada legislature kicked off the 2021 session with a fresh attack on your right to teach your children as you see fit. Assembly bill 19 (AB19) seeks to FORCE you to teach your children multiculturalism, among other changes. We have fought hard for the homeschooling freedoms we have, but the fight is not over. Please act now – it only takes just a few minutes to do your part to protect your rights.
Write to the Assembly Education Committee:
I am a homeschooling parent and am opposed to any changes to the homeschooling laws. AB19 seeks to change both homeschool and public school laws, with no understanding or accommodation of the differences between the two. Further, no homeschoolers were consulted prior to this proposed change.
The Nevada homeschool community does NOT want the verbiage changed and would like to be removed from this bill all together. Please leave our laws alone.