By CHEC Legislative Liaison Carolyn Martin,
National Homeschool Day of Prayer: Friday, November 3rd
Colorado homeschoolers have been blessed for almost thirty years with a moderately restrictive homeschool law. Not so for those in the state of New York. Homeschoolers in New York live under one of the most restrictive homeschool laws in the nation. Despite the law requiring homeschool families to be in constant contact with their school district, the school districts in New York City (NYC) consistently turn homeschooling families over to Child Protection Services (CPS) for unsubstantiated truancy charges due to inadequate and inefficient procedures in NYCs central homeschool office.
In December of 2016, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and a chapter of New York’s homeschool organization, Loving Education at Home (LEAH), filed a civil rights lawsuit against NYC public schools over their systematic mistreatment of homeschooling families.
The National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership and HSLDA have called for a National Homeschool Day of Prayer to be held on Friday, November 3rd.
Freedom requires vigilance to maintain. Let us join with homeschoolers across the United States in praying for our fellow homeschoolers to be strengthened for what God has called them to and for God’s continued favor on the homeschooling movement.
Please pray specifically:
- for homeschoolers and leaders in New York to be equipped for the battle ahead
- for wisdom and insight for the legal team
- for courage for the families involved in the lawsuit.
Trusting in the mighty power and grace of Jesus,
Carolyn Martin, CHEC Legislative Liaison