The number of home schooled students in America is growing every year. Could this be an option for your family? What about the legal and social ramifications of teaching children at home and can you be sure your parental rights are secure? We know you are fully invested in your children's educational success but questions like these loom large. Chris will point you in the right direction and offer real-life answers from an attorney and veteran home-school Dad.
James R. Mason is the Vice President of Litigation and Development for the Home School Legal Defense Association. Since joining HSLDA in 2001, Jim has represented homeschooling families in a wide range of challenging situations and has set precedents that have expanded freedom for the homeschool community. Jim also serves as the president of ParentalRights.org, working to preserve parental rights through a Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and state and federal legislation that will protect children by empowering parents.
Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.