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How to Join FHE and/or HSLDA

It is important to insure that our parental right to home educate our children remains intact.  As we saw with Senate Bill 291, those rights can be taken away quickly.  Kerrie and I encourage  you to consider joining our state organization, FHE, and/or the world-wide group, HSLDA
You are busy educating your children--let someone else be the watchdogs!


Families for Home Education (FHE) - Missouri's Official State Organization

FHE was founded in 1983 to provide a strong defense against assaults to home education in the Missouri legislature. Closely monitoring legislative activity in the state capitol, through our registered lobbyist, is still one of their most important activities.

 FHE’s purpose is to protect the inalienable right of the parents of Missouri to teach their own children without state regulation or control.

FHE represents and supports the rights of all home educators in the state and is not affiliated with any religious or political organization, or special interest group. They work to win support for home education among the general public and before lawmakers and public officials.

Go to:  http://www.fhe-mo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=27  where you can join online or print out a paper form.   Dues are only $15 per  year.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) - World wide organization

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 their 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.

HSLDA advocates on Capitol Hill by tracking federal legislation that affects homeschooling and parental rights. HSLDA works to defeat or amend harmful bills, but also works proactively, introducing legislation to protect and preserve family freedoms.

HSLDA advocates in state legislatures, at the invitation of state homeschool organizations, by assisting individual states in drafting language to improve their homeschool legal environment and to fight harmful legislation.

HSLDA advocates in the media by presenting articulate and knowledgeable spokesmen to the press on the subject of homeschooling. HSLDA staff members are regularly called upon for radio, television, and print interviews, and their writings are frequently published in newspapers and magazines across the country. HSLDA’s own bimonthly magazine, The Home School Court Report, provides news and commentary on a host of current issues affecting homeschoolers. And its two-minute daily radio broadcast, Home School Heartbeat, can be heard on nearly 500 radio stations.

HSLDA advocates for the movement by commissioning and presenting quality research on the progress of homeschooling. Whether it’s in print, from the podium, or on the air, HSLDA provides insightful vision and leadership for the cause of homeschooling.

Home School Legal Defense Association . . . tens of thousands of American families working through more than 50 dedicated staff members to preserve each other’s right to homeschool . . . together, “Advocates for Family & Freedom.”

To join HSLDA, go to:  http://www.hslda.org/join/join.asp 

Cost of membership:



1 Year

2 Year

5 year

Monthly Autorenew

Standard Membership




$10 (first payment $20
includes $10 setup fee)

Discount Membership




Lifetime Membership


Special Note:   If you are a member of S.H.A.R.E. you can get a 10% discount if you include our group number:  #299887