As we look back at the year 2021, Oklahomans could argue about many things, but we have to agree that homeschooling exploded in Oklahoma during the pandemic. With this growth in the number of home-educating families comes the enormous privilege and responsibility of protecting our right to freely educate our children.

Oklahoma is an amazing state in which homeschooling families are free to teach their children in the way that they desire with no interference from the state. Our great state has fewer regulations concerning homeschooling than any other state, with the ability to educate our children “by other means” built right into the state constitution. Homeschool Oklahoma works to keep homeschooling in our state as free from regulations as possible.

Each year, Homeschool Oklahoma holds Capitol Day on the first Tuesday of February. On that day, homeschooling families from all over Oklahoma travel to the state capitol to visit with our legislators. These families share their appreciation for our legislators and their work to protect our freedoms. They also may share concerns about any legislation that may encroach upon that freedom.

Last year the state capitol building was closed to groups because of COVID. This year, they are once again open and taking reservations for groups. So we are holding Capitol Day 2022 on February 1st! After we have finished at the state house, the days’ activities will continue across the street at the Oklahoma History Center. This is an awesome opportunity for your students to learn how state legislation works and discover new parts of Oklahoma’s history!

There are three different ways your family can participate on this important day. Please read below the different ways and pray about which role would be most beneficial for your family. All three are important and rewarding!

Please bookmark this page for updates in the next couple of months and watch the Informer newsletter and our social media to learn when registration starts! We can’t wait to see you there.

Minutemen

The Minutemen will meet with our legislators. These home-educating moms, dads, and teenagers will visit the Capitol in person to thank them for their service and to encourage them to leave the current laws that allow us to choose appropriate education for our children in place. They will also voice concerns about any legislation that would put restrictions on our homeschooling freedom. We will have an online training class the week before to share the in’s and out’s in talking to legislators and also share which bills we should be concerned about.

Patriots

These are the families that will visit their legislators to tell them “thank you”. If you don’t know who your legislators are, this is the perfect opportunity to meet them and put homeschooling faces in front of them! Prior to Covid, we delivered cookies to the legislators, and they really missed that last year! We are checking to see if this will be acceptable this coming year or if we should do homemade cards again instead. Please sign up as a Patriot if you and your children are willing to meet and deliver cards or cookies to your senators and representatives, thanking them for their service to our state. We want to make sure that every Oklahoma State Senator and State Representative receives a “thank you” from a home-schooling family, so please register as a Patriot below.

Prayer Warriors

We created a prayer guide that will cover the two weeks before Capitol Day and the two weeks after. We need everyone to be a prayer warrior, so please take this opportunity to lift up Oklahoma home educators, our right to parent as we see fit, our legislators, and our state in prayer. Visit the Prayer Guide for those twenty-eight days and pray specifically for what is mentioned on that day. These topics will also pop up on our social media on the appropriate day.

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