Tim Lambert, president of the Texas Home School Coalition, explains the law concerning home schooling and tells the history of home education in Texas and the nation. He relates ways home schooling families can avoid problems with school authorities as well as procedures for being prepared for the truant officer or a social worker at the door. Tim also shares how home schoolers can answer those oft-asked questions such as, “What about socialization?” Finally, he will give an update on what is happening currently in the Texas Legislature.
Tim Lambert, president of the Texas Home School Coalition (the state home school support organization since 1986), has been involved in home school leadership in Texas since 1984. He and his wife, Lyndsay, taught their four now-grown children at home for 16 years, graduating the last two in 2000. Since 1996 THSC has published the quarterly Texas Home School Coalition Review magazine, which reaches nearly 60,000 Texas home school families. As the head of the organization for the leading home school state in the country, Tim is recognized as an authority on home education issues in Texas. In this capacity, he has testified before numerous Texas legislative committees on issues related to home schooling. He often deals with state government agencies, including the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, on home education issues and has served as an expert witness on home education in a number of court cases. He has often addressed such conferences as the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers on the topic. Tim holds a B.A. in political science from Texas Tech University and is active in the political arena, having served eight years as Republican National Committeeman for Texas. He is committed to serving the home school community and protecting parents’ right to choose the method of education of their children.