Attorney Maria Luisa Inserni
Atty. Inserni is a bilingual, bicoastal, homeschooling mom, co-founder of T'CHERs, and the current president of T'CHERs's Legal Committee. Since 1997 she has worked to get government agencies to make provisions for homeschoolers and she is still true to that mission. She has helped many homeschoolers who have faced discrimination or threats when applying for government aid or withdrawing their children from school.
It is our hope and goal that the day will come when homeschoolers in Puerto Rico will have no need of legal representation and that all government agencies will accept parent self-certification of homeschooling, but until that day, Atty. Inserni is available to guide homeschoolers in their legal questions and problems. (She will also provide certification of homeschooling — only if necessary — for $25.00.)
Organizations offering a type of homeschooling insurance:
National Home Education Legal Defense (NHELD)
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) (What you should know about HSLDA in terms of homeschooling in PR)
Links related to the controversial issue of homeschooling insurance (such as is provided by the two above mentioned organizations):
Homeschooling is Legal
Homeschool Legal Defense Assn. and Foundation Consumer Information
If Contacted by a Government
While homeschooling is legal,
it is often misunderstood. If contacted by any government officials
we suggest the following guidelines:
* Remain courteous and ask
for reason of call/visit.
* Although you have nothing
to hide, do NOT invite the official in. This is not rude, it is
* Do NOT offer any information
beyond the fact that yes, you are homeschoolng your children.
* Ask for the official's name
and phone number and advise that you or your lawyer/representative will