Recently, there have been some questions regarding the stance of a home school advocacy organization called the Coalition for Responsible Home Educators (CRHE), and whether Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) is affiliated with that group.
It’s been said that CRHE favors much more stringent regulations and requirements for home schoolers nationwide and, because it also supports extracurricular access for home schoolers, it has been suggested that Texas Home School Coalition and CRHE may be working together.
Some have used this claim to argue that because:
- CRHE is in favor of more home school regulation.
- CRHE supports Tim Tebow-type legislation.
- Texas Home School Coalition also supports Tim Tebow legislation.
- The Tim Tebow laws must increase regulation.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Texas Home School Coalition is not in any way affiliated with CRHE nor does the Tim Tebow bill increase regulation.
In fact, CRHE and Texas Home School Coalition have some very different views regarding whether oversight should be acceptable for home schooling. Although CRHE seems to want to provide a quality environment for home schoolers, its desire to do so is through increased oversight and contrary to the long-held position of Texas Home School Coalition.
Texas Home School Coalition works vigorously to fight regulatory legislation, as it has for the past 29 years, and to talk with state agencies to prevent them from attempting to regulate home schooling in the free state of Texas. Furthermore, just because two groups or individuals share one common view doesn’t mean that they agree on everything. The Representative in the Texas House who is carrying the Tim Tebow bill is a senior Democrat from Houston, who does not share the same views with Texas Home School Coalition on many issues–but we have found common ground on the ideal that home schoolers should be able to try out for UIL extracurriculars.
When diverse groups, who may disagree on other points, can come together to work towards a common goal, milestones can be achieved in the pursuit of liberty.
Texas Home School Coalition supports the Tim Tebow bill because in the 29 other states where it has passed, it has improved home schooling freedoms by expanding parental choice without causing more regulation. Texas Home School Coalition will continue the fight to Keep Texas Families Free, regardless of what other organizations may advocate for or against.
Our goals for home schooling are simple:
Keep it free, and allow parents the ability to choose what is best for their family.
Since 1986, THSC has fought to Keep Texas Families Free. You can rest assured, THSC will continue protecting the rights of home school families. Is your home school family protected? Join today!