Mike Smith of HSLDA – What’s Changed in 30 Years of Homeschooling?
J. Michael Smith, Esq. has served as president of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) since 2001. He has been defending homeschooling in court and before the legislature since 1983, when He and his wife Elizabeth, along with Michael Farris and his wife Vickie, founded HSLDA.
We spent the day at the HSLDA headquarters in Purcellville, Virginia and got to interview Mike Smith and Caleb Mast from the Homeschool Legal Defense Association. We also got to shoot some great b-roll of the lawyers at work, and around the Patrick Henry College campus. It was a great day, and it was excellent to hear from a true homeschooling trailblazer who has been working to protect the rights of families to homeschool their children for over 30 years. In this short clip Mike talks about the biggest change in homeschooling since his family started over 30 years ago.
We recommend that EVERY homeschooling family join HSLDA! While your family may never need their legal services, your membership directly supports their work in federal and state courts and legislatures to keep homeschooling legal.