The Pennsylvania Home Education Network

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Welcome to the PHEN (Pennsylvania Home Education Network) web site. This site was developed to answer the need for accurate information on the internet about home educating in Pennsylvania. We hope you find all the information you need here. If you have further questions, or need something clarified, please get in touch with one of the listed contact people... That's why we are here!

PHEN organization information

The Pennsylvania Home Education Network is an incorporated, nonprofit, tax exempt, statewide organization of home educating families. PHEN exists to promote freedom and simplicity in home education, to serve all families who educate their children at home regardless of race, religion, creed, sex, national origin, handicap, or educational philosophy, and to inform the general public about home education. Membership is open to all Pennsylvania residents who agree with the organization's inclusive philosophy. The Network is directed by a council of members who volunteer and who make decisions by consensus.

PHEN Statement of Philosophy

We believe every family has the right to educate their children at home.

We believe government should not control home education.

We believe in trusting parents to know what is best for their children and in allowing them to freely choose educational alternatives, so we oppose standardization of home education by government regulations, by promotion of any particular teaching method, or by outside evaluation through testing, government approval, or outside evaluators.

We believe compulsory attendance laws can only enforce attendance; they cannot guarantee education.

We believe Pennsylvania Home Education Network actions should empower as many people as possible.

We believe members should act individually to represent themselves.

Last Updated: August 1st, 2008
Webmistress: Jessica Molek
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