Home Education Association
WTHEA is a chapter of THEA (Tennessee Home Education Association), a state-wide organization that helps to ensure that homeschooling in Tennessee stays legal. We serve 18 counties in West Tennessee: Benton, Carrol, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, and Weakley.
Our main purpose is to keep the public informed about legislation in the works that will affect homeschooling. We have a lobbyist who sits in on all open legislative sessions and education committee meetings to stay on top of bills that are coming up and lets us know who to contact expressing our support or dislike of the coming legislation. We want home schoolers to have the same opportunities offered to students in other types of schools without having to meet higher standards.
Our goal is to assist home schooling families any way we can. We host events such as the Curriculum Fair, Graduation, and a Used Book Sale to assist families in the education of their children. We also provide support and information where we can. Often locating resources and classes needed. We try to bring home-schoolers together for support by referring people to local support groups.
P.O. Box 10013
Jackson TN. 38308
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