"Your Voice Matters" Video Series

The video series below will introduce you and your students to some of the many individuals and organizations throughout the nation working to protect homeschool freedom, as well as freedom in general. As we navigate difficult times, listen to voices of inspiration and hope, and be sure to add your own voice, too

 

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.

Monday, February 21, 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!  

Monday, February 28, 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. 

Monday, March 7, 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. 

Monday, March 15, 2022

 

The Importance of Parental Rights

Will Estrada is president of Parental Rights.org 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.  

Monday, March 21, 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.  

Monday, March 28, 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. 

Monday, April 4, 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.  

Monday, April 11, 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. 

Monday, April 18, 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

Monday, May 30, 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 freedom.

March 17, 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

 

Israel Wayne and 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

 

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

 

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

 

Robert Bortins, Classical Conversations

Should government have a sphere of influence over children taught at home by their parents by funding private home education? Hear more from Robert Bortins, CEO of Classical Conversations.   

December 1, 2023

 

February 9, 2023

 

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!