A directory of ‘real’ educational resources for the liberty-minded household. This is a community driven directory, however Parents For Liberty has given each listing its stamp of approval. We encourage you to contribute, it’s free!
We use the term ‘school’ merely because this is a common expression. Home education directory is a more accurate description of this resource.
Our goal is to create the most useful home education directory on the internet.
From their website: Austin Area Homeschoolers is a network of families who homeschool or are exploring the possibility. We are an inclusive group composed of members who are willing to share their homeschooling experiences. Each member speaks only to their individual experience. We respect each family’s educational choices.
We do not charge dues, and there are no special membership requirements.
We invite everyone to participate in our activities. In addition, we do not specifically endorse or promote the views of individuals, groups, or organizations whose names may be shared as resources; such references are for your information and investigation only.
We have a free email list for homeschooling parents. Currently there are over 2200 subscribers in our announcement list. The email lists are broken in to announcements of interest to homeschoolers, general discussion including but not limited to homeschooling topics, helping homeschooling your own child at home, and high-school homeschool discussion.
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
HSLDA advocates on the legal front on behalf of our members in matters which include conflicts with state or local officials over homeschooling. Each year, thousands of member families receive legal consultation by letter and phone, hundreds more are represented through negotiations with local officials, and dozens are represented in court proceedings. HSLDA also takes the offensive, filing actions to protect members against government intrusion and to establish legal precedent. On occasion, HSLDA will handle precedent-setting cases for nonmembers, as well.
This page has information on and links to various homeschool groups across the state of Texas. While there are currently very few listings for the Austin area, people in areas like San Antonio or Temple/Belton/Killeen will find a good number of groups ranging from co-ops to sports clubs.
For whatever reason, it seems the majority of these are not secular groups, but there are a fair number that call themselves “inclusive”, which in the homeschool group jargon translates as “All are welcome to participate regardless of individual beliefs or reasons for choosing to school at home.”
This posting is also intended to spark ideas among the community here. The list of types of groups and the kinds of activities they have formed to provide for their homeschooling families will hopefully generate some ideas for new groups closer to home.