For any family taking their children’s education into their own hands, it is crucial to know the laws you must abide by to avoid trouble.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is one of the best organizations in the country for:

  • Informing parents of laws and best practices.
  • Protecting families from government overreach.

Here is the HSLDA map indicating whether states are friendly or hostile toward homeschooling.

Static HSLDA state law map as of JAN2017. Dynamic source map here.

If you intend to homeschool, you should definitely explore the HSLDA site in detail, and perhaps become a member depending on the risks you will face in your chosen retreat location.