Thank you for your interest in the National Home Education Network!
NHEN is a volunteer organization. All of the projects center around three specific objectives:
Provide information to homeschoolers individually and through local/state groups
Make it easier for homeschoolers to network together
Promote public relations on a national level
In keeping with our mission statement, NHEN espouses no one particular political agenda or homeschooling philosophy. Instead, we know that homeschooling parents can read all of the material and determine for themselves what is best for their family.
National Home Education Network 1779 Wells Branch Pkwy. Suite 110 B #113 Austin, Texas 78728
Homeschoolers banded together in 1999 to create a new organization that would help the homeschooling community. The NHEN Mission Statement was created:
The National Home Education Network exists to encourage and facilitate the vital grassroots work of state and local homeschooling groups and individuals by providing information, fostering networking and promoting public relations on a national level. Because we believe there is strength in a diverse network of homeschoolers, we support the freedom of all individual families to choose home education and to direct such education.
Affiliated Independence JJ Ross compares her mother's world of rules and standards with the ideas espoused at NHEN and in homeschooling. "NHEN defends self-determination without undermining self-determination to do so. It is home education for grown-ups, organized connections without loss of control, a free public resource not subject to use restrictions or taxes or fees. Its influence is all the greater for never telling its members or clients or public what to say (or not), what to do (or not), what to believe (or not)."