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Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this mailing list is to discuss all issues that pertain to parenting and home education. A particular emphasis is placed on political aspects of home education such as legislation, the NEA, etc. It shall be open to all discussions that relate to these and related topics.


Home-educators are a diverse group of people. There are as any reasons to home-educate as there are people who home-educate. This list will attempt to keep its members informed on issues which may affect our ability to home-educate. Since public school policies often directly influence home-educators we will discuss the NEA, the public school system, and the entire educational bureaucracy. We will discuss and post any information on legislative efforts that pertain to home-education and parenting. We want to have input from all States.

We will also discuss the child abuse industry as this most certainly involves parenting.

We will try to keep abreast of the federal legislative efforts as well.

We do not wish that any person or group of people be singled out for ridicule. This list is for the open discussion of all areas touching home-education.

Religion plays a major part in the lives of many people on this list. It is therefore expected that articles will contain references to their belief system as it relates to their reasons for home-educating or the way in which they choose to raise their children.

Guidelines for submitting

We encourage articles that discuss public or private education, home-education, parenting, child abuse or legislative efforts. As this is primarily a home education centered list public and private educational issues should center around their spillover into home-education.

Articles from other home-education groups around the country and the world are welcome. Although this list is mainly concerned with the legislative efforts in the United States we would be interested in hearing from those who home-educate in other countries.

We want this to be an open discussion format and desire that it be as unmoderated as possible, and is currently set up as a mail forwarder. Please act like adults, and avoid flaming.

If comments toward any one particular posting gets to be so derogatory as to defame the character of the poster, the offending party should expect email requesting that the tone be changed or that they consider leaving the list.

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On this list we would also like to establish and maintain a list of books and a short summary (2 paragraphs) on each pertaining to any of the above subjects. We will post this book list from time-to-time so that all can be kept abreast of what is being written on these subjects. Please add/post additions to the book list at home-ed-politics-booklist@mainstream.com

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