One of the primary functions of THEA is to defend your freedom to homeschool in Tennessee. This freedom has not always been recognized in Tennessee. Since 1984 the Tennessee Home Education Association has continually fought to secure and protect this freedom. A portion of all THEA and chapter dues goes to support a legislative monitor/lobbyist who tracks all education-related legislation to ensure nothing gets past our watch that could endanger our freedom to educate our children at home. Learn more about the legal history and situation of home education in Tennessee, and how you can stay informed.