January 16, 2017
Responding appropriately in provincial crises
In October of this year, many homeschoolers in Alberta found themselves thrust into an immediate crisis. The Ministry of Education in that province shut down a homeschooling oversight body with no warning. The resulting questions, panic, and uncertainty fueled stress, anger, and a strong desire to act.
This is not an isolated incident. This is not a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Many individual homeschoolers, and many homeschooling communities, have found themselves in an unexpected, and unwelcome, legal or political crisis. In those circumstances, when the fight or flight responses kick in, many of us feel the urge to ‘fight’ — to defend what we have the right to do.
But what is actually the best response? How should we as individual homeschoolers as well as we as a broader homeschooling community respond in times of crisis? What is the best and most effective strategy? Watch this week’s vlog as Lisa McManus (HSLDA Legal Counsel) and Kerry Mullenix (HSLDA Member Services) discuss just that question.
Our mission at HSLDA is to equip, to empower, and to enable you to educate your children as you see fit. We are here to support and to defend the homeschooling movement as a whole which strengthens the rights and freedoms of individual families. As we all work together and as we strive to remain likeminded in our goals, we will see great advancements in the political and social climate surrounding homeschooling. HSLDA: the partner in your success. Thank you for trusting us as part of you homeschooling team.