UPDATE 11/20/15: A big thank you to Dr. Ray. He gave an entertaining and, most importantly, very informative presentation. Those that did not have the opportunity to come can watch the archived video of the presentation, which should be available shortly.

What is the Educational Savings Account (ESA) program, and  Should you consider it for your child?


  • Thursday, November 19, 2015

    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • The Plaza Hotel, 801 S. Carson St, Carson City
  • REGISTER to attend (free)

Hear Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute explore these questions as he talks about the concept of state-run “education at home” programs that foot the bill to “help” you educate your children.  Is this legal option the same as homeschooling, and how does it compare to other educational options?  Dr. Ray will challenge you to consider the importance of who has authority over what is taught to the minds and hearts of your children.


Special to Nevada parents, Dr. Ray will combine items from three of his seminar sessions, “Are You About to be Co-Opted?, When a Free Lunch Isn’t Free, and What Makes You Think You Can Teach Your Own?”  Are we being superior, or inadequate, if we don’t teach our children the same values and curriculum as the state institutions?


Dr. Ray is convinced that these are some of the most urgent issues that homeschoolers will grapple with during the next several years.

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Separating School and State

Sponsored by Nevada Homeschool Network (NHN) and National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)

Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. founded the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) as a 501(c) 3 non-profit research organization and is president of the institute.  He holds his Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University, his M.S. in zoology from Ohio University, and his B.S. in biology from the University of Puget Sound.  He is a leading international expert with regard to homeschool (home school, home education) research.  Dr. Ray executes and publishes research, speaks to the public, testifies before legislators, and serves as an expert witness in courts.

More information and online registration: Dr. Brian Ray speaks on the Educational Savings Account program