Colorado’s Home School Law
is the first, and most important thing you need to know before you begin home educating your children. Remember, in Colorado, public school, private school, and homeschool laws are completely different from one another. What’s required for public school students, is not the same as what’s required of homeschooled students. What’s required of private school students is not what’s required of homeschoolers. Please do not cross wires and confuse them. And don’t let the school district folks or the nice folks at the CDE confuse you either. We truly wish they were more well-trained in the finer points of our homeschooling requirements, but as a rule, they’re not.
Colorado’s Homeschool Law
The full text of Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) 22-33-104 and 22-33-104.5.
The Colorado Homeschool Law “In A Nutshell”
Okay great … now what does all that legalese actually mean?
Legal Assistance Resources
National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD)
NHELD protects and defends the legal rights of families who wish to homeschool, unschool or otherwise educate their children in freedom.
The Rutherford Institute
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that parents have a fundamental right to control the upbringing and education of their children. And The Rutherford Institute is dedicated to defending this right.
National Center for Life and Liberty’s Homeschool Center
NCLL can address any current legal compliance questions you might have. They’re also available in the event that you have a homeschooling legal emergency and will litigate your case on a pro bono (no cost to you) basis if they determine that the issues involved will advance the liberty of homeschooling in America.
The Court Case
Homeschool/Cyberschool owner filed a lawsuit against a homeschooling mom, because the mom blogged about her concerns regarding the Cyberschool’s multiple domains and questionable business practices. When Home Education Magazine reported on the story, the homeschool-cyberschool owner retaliated. They added HEM to the lawsuit and immediately took the magazine’s server down. Chilling. A must-read.
Paradoxical Quote Of The Day From Ben Stein
This has been making the rounds of the internet again. Interesting thought, but Snopes reports Ben Stein never said this. They don’t know who did. Moral of the story: don’t always believe what you read on the internet. Check it out, check it out, check it out. Do I sound like a broken record?