Dan serves HSLDA member families and advocates for homeschooling in 13 states. He was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was homeschooled through high school and attended a local community college. He went on to earn a juris doctorate from Oak Brook College of Law and a master’s degree in applied biblical studies from Moody Bible Institute.
While in law school, Dan worked for HSLDA as a legal assistant to HSLDA Staff Attorney and Director of Global Outreach Michael Donnelly. After graduation, he returned to the Midwest and gained several years of experience practicing law at small consumer protection law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He returned to HSLDA in 2015.
Dan and his wife Bethany (also a homeschool graduate and a photographer) are homeschooling their three children.
Workshops from Daniel Beasley ( may vary by event location )
Homeschooling Today: Up-to-date Review of Homeschool Laws, Legislation, and Legal Issues in Alabama
Can you homeschool without a cover school? If so, what is required? Dan breaks down Alabama homeschool law in easy-to-understand steps to help you homeschool with confidence. He also highlights legal issues and legislation that impact homeschooling and shares some of the ways he is advocating on behalf of homeschooling families.
A Homeschool Graduate Looking Back: What Worked, What Didn’t, and Why I’m Homeschooling My Kids
Despite many stereotypes, homeschooling programs are unique and vary widely based on the student. Dan, a homeschool graduate himself, shares from his experience the benefits and challenges of homeschooling as well as the reasons why he is homeschooling his children.
Homeschool Discrimination and What We’re Doing About It
Homeschool graduates still encounter discrimination when applying for employment, civil service, admission to colleges and trade schools, and participation in extracurricular competitions and programs. While homeschooling is now widely recognized as a legal form of education, there is still much work to be done to ensure that students and graduates are not discriminated against because their parents choose to exercise their right to homeschool. HSLDA continues to advocate for students and graduates who face this kind of discrimination. Come hear the stories, legal battles, and solutions for how to end homeschool discrimination.
Homeschool Investigation: Answer the Door with Confidence
The first step in safeguarding your homeschool is knowing your state’s homeschool law. Dan regularly communicates with school officials, social workers, and others regarding the legal requirements and legitimacy of homeschooling. In this workshop, Dan makes sure you know what is legally required of you while equipping you to confidently handle interactions with government officials.
The Growing Push for Homeschool Oversight: How Should Parents Respond?
The call for regulation of homeschooling across the nation is increasing. In this workshop, Dan will equip parents to identify, evaluate, and respond effectively to this growing push for homeschool oversight.
Homeschooling Today: Up-to-date Review of Homeschool Laws, Legislation, and Legal Issues in Georgia
Do you know what is legally required to homeschool in Georgia? Dan breaks down Georgia homeschool law in easy-to-understand steps to help you homeschool with confidence. He also highlights legal issues and legislation that impact homeschooling and shares some of the ways he is advocating on behalf of homeschooling families.
Leadership Summit: Homeschool Legal Issues Leaders Need to Know
Dan will review some of the hot-button legal issues homeschoolers are facing today and equip you to effectively respond and educate others.