Michael Farris

Dr. Michael Farris is chairman of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association and Chancellor of Patrick Henry College.  Since founding HSLDA in 1983, Farris has used his extensive experience in both politics and appellate litigation to defend parental rights.  Farris has written over a dozen books, and has a daily radio program, Home School Heartbeat.  In recognition of his work in home education, Education Week has named Farris one of the "Top 100 Faces in Education of the 20th Century."  Michael and Vickie Farris live in Purcellville, Virginia, and have 10 children and 12 grandchildren. (www.hslda.org)