On HEM-Networking, Helen Hegener posted the following:
- This is an open invitation to join a discussion list for a new national effort for promoting and defending homeschooling rights and freedoms. This preliminary mission statement appears at the discussion list site:Â
Stillwater Homeschool Alliance ~Building Understanding and Perspective~
The primary goals of the Stillwater Homeschool Alliance include working for a greater understanding of homeschooling issues and concerns, thereby promoting a more informed, cohesive, and effective homeschooling community.
The long term goals of the Alliance shall include encouraging grassroots homeschooling efforts, providing homeschool-specific information to groups and individuals, and advancing the rights and responsibilities of parents who wish to educate their children at home.
As a first step in achieving these goals this Alliance will work toward developing a coalition of individuals, support groups, businesses, organizations and other entities which support the long-term interests of the homeschool movement.
This Alliance will also work toward the development of The Stillwater Institute for Homeschooling Research and Studies, which will seek to inform legislators, educators, media reporters, legal professionals, researchers and others with a bona fide interest in homeschooling via position statements, news releases, white papers, opinion pieces and more.