Homeschool Freedom

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There is a fundamental sense within all of us that it is right for individuals to have freedom and choice over their own body, health, associations, work, religion, speech, and the unalienable right of parents to make educational and medical decisions for their children.  


The video library below will introduce you and your students to some of the many dedicated individuals and organizations throughout the nation working to protect homeschool freedom, as well as freedom in general.


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Video Library

Scott Woodruff, Legal Director, HSLDA

How HSLDA protects Homeschool Freedom both in Maine and the United States and why it's important for you to be part of their mission.

June 18, 2024


Natalie Mack, Military Outreach Coordinator

Natalie Mack shares her heart for military families. Homeschooling as a military

family looks very different from homeschooling for the rest of us. How can we

support and encourage them in their unique journey?                                                                       

April 15, 2024

May 6, 2024

Robert Bortins, Classical Conversations

Robert Bortins from Classical Conversations discusses topics such as the

importance of sharing generational wisdom, finding your community, and more.

February 9, 2024


December 1, 2023


AHEP ~ Teaching Traditional American Values

The American History Education Project (AHEP 1776) designed the FREE Great

Picture Books curriculum for homeschooling parents of 3-8-year-olds who want

to pass on to their children the classic American virtues and values. These

parents believe so strongly in these values that they are blazing a new

educational trail for their children outside traditional schools.

October 27, 2023


Paul & Gena Suarez ~ Homeschooling is                Discipleship

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, founded by Paul and Gena Suarez, started as a

newsletter in 2001 and has grown to 120+ pages per issue. It has become a sought-

after resource for new and veteran homeschool families alike. Paul & Gena believe

that homeschooling is less about education and more about discipleship. 

September 12, 2023


Israel Wayne & the History of Homeschooling in      America!

Israel Wayne is an author, conference speaker and founder of

Family Renewal Ministries. He speaks widely about Christian Apologetics,

homeschooling, parenting and more. In this interview, Israel shares his homeschool

experience, some of the history of homeschooling in the United States, and how we

as individual families can help protect homeschool freedom.

July 19, 2023


What the Research Shows about Homeschooling

Dr. Brian Ray from the National Home Education Research Institute shares the

facts about homeschooling. Research shows that homeschooled students, on average,

score better on standardized tests than students in institutionalized schools, are

healthier both socially and emotionally, and are more successful in college and

their communities.

April 14, 2023


Protecting Homeschool Freedom

"Whoever gives you the shekels will also give you the shackles." Rep. Heidi Sampson

discusses the dangers facing homeschoolers and ways to get involved in protecting


March 17, 2023


Interview with Kathi Kearney:                                            History of Homeschooling in Maine

The homeschool freedoms we enjoy today are the result of pioneers that went

before us to fight for our right to educate our children in the way that they learn

best. Kathi Kearney is one of those pioneers. She shares the history of Maine's

current homeschool statute and how it came to be.


“The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth,

honor, virtue, self- control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose

and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching

children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.”   

-- David O. McKay


December 19, 2022


February 10, 2023


March 1, 2023


Attorney Darren Jones: Building Strong                Homeschool Communities

Darren Jones from Home School Legal Defense Association shares how creating

a partnership between state homeschool organizations and local support group

leaders will help to build stronger homeschool communities and provide for the

varying needs of homeschool families around the state.

October 27,  2022


Liz Caruso on Becoming a Civic Minded Family

Liz Caruso, homeschool mom, small business owner, and registered Maine Guide

encourages families to get involved in your community. You can make a difference.


"They stood up for truth and justice not out of an expectation of achievable

victory in their lifetimes, but because it was the right thing to do.” 

-- Rod Dreher, Live Not by Lies

September 7,  2022


To be free from government control, parent                funded homeschooling must be protected.

"Freedom isn’t lost in one fell authoritarian swoop. It happens slowly, and by

degrees."   -- Maggie McNeely

On the surface, free money sounds great. However, in order to maintain

freedom from excessive government oversight and regulation, parent-funded,

parent-directed homeschooling must continue to be protected and preserved. 

The lines become blurry when homeschoolers take taxpayer money to educate

their children at home. In fact, through ESAs homeschooling simply becomes 

public education at home.  

August 1,  2022


Remembering Our Nation's Heroes

"Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no                           civilization, no society, no future."   -- Elie Wiesel

May 30, 2022


Passing the Torch of Freedom to Your Children

Rick Green is the founder of Patriot Academy, an elite leadership training

program specializing in applied civics with a Biblical, historical, and constitutional

foundation. Rick is also a former Texas State Representative, national speaker,

author, and radio host. 

April 18, 2022


Economic Liberty and Other Lessons from                          the Pilgrims

Leo Martin is an educator, an author, and expert historian on the early history

of our nation.  He is the Education Director at the Jenney Museum in Plymouth,

MA where he lectures and gives tours in full Pilgrim costume.  He and his wife

Nancy work together at the museum to preserve the truth about the Christian

heritage of our country.  

April 11, 2022


Preparation for Persecution: A Curriculum                Proposal

Andrew Pudewa is the founder and director of the

Institute for Excellence in Writing. Mr. Pudewa is a popular speaker

and teacher who travels the world promoting excellence in writing,

reading, spelling, grammar, and music. He and his wife homeschooled

their seven children. 

April 4, 2022


The Dark Side of Socialism

Through homeschooling her children and service as a missionary, Linda

Lacour Hobar discovered a deep love for world history, which created a

foundation for her award-winning curriculum, The Mystery of History. Linda

has created a wide array of online classes and lectures that compliment

this curriculum.  

March 28, 2022


The Importance of Parental Rights

Will Estrada is president of Parental and the

Parental Rights Foundation. He brings a wealth of experience protecting

the rights of parents through his time at Home School Legal Defense

Association and the Office for Civil Rights and the US Dept. of Health

and Human Services. He and his wife are homeschooling their two sons,

just as he was homeschooled.  

March 21, 2022


HOME Leaders Discuss Medical Freedom

Pastor Chris Wilcoxson and Dr. Zach Mazone are both Homeschoolers of

Maine Board Members!  Pastor Wilcoxson is the founder and pastor of

Life Source Ministries in Brunswick, Maine. He and his wife are currently

homeschooling their seven children! Dr. Zach Mazone is an Osteopathic

Family Medicine Physician with his own practice, 

Dayspring Integrative Wellness in Bath, Maine. 

March 15, 2022


Homeschool Freedom Around the World

Michael Donnelly is Senior Counsel and Director of Global Outreach for the

Home School Legal Defense Association. HSLDA works tirelessly to protect

homeschooling freedoms and provide homeschooling families with

much-needed resources and benefits. Michael Donnelly is also an 

internationally published writer, an adjunct professor of government at

Patrick Henry College, and homeschooling father of seven. 

March 7, 2022


The Importance of Preserving Choice in                   Education

Elizabeth Caruso is a Maine homeschooling mother of two who is very involved

in her community. She's a small business owner, 15-year Selectboard Chair,

former executive director of her local chamber of commerce, a registered

Maine whitewater guide, and an engineer!  

February 28, 2022


Freedom vs. Tyranny

Dr. Michael Farris is president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom, the

world's largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom,

free speech, marriage, family, and the sanctity of life.

February 21, 2022


More Educational Videos!

Freedom and the Bill of Rights

The story about the struggle over the Bill of Rights is told in this engaging

documentary. Watch below to learn how these individual freedoms, which

are often taken for granted today, were controversial among the Founding

Fathers and how they were eventually ratified.

Totalitarianism: Can It Happen in America?

What does totalitarianism look like? In the 20th century, it took the form

of secret police violently silencing anyone who spoke out against the

government. Now, it has a very different face — one we should be wary

of just the same. Rod Dreher, author of Live Not By Lies, explains. Click

the image below to watch and learn!