Parents often do not fully recognize their power to control and direct their children's education. They may not know, or believe, they have the right to do so. At PDE, we hope to encourage parents to RECOGNIZE this right and support them as they EXERCISE this right in all educational settings. We emphasize networking and sharing information to facilitate connections -- between parents who are homeschoolers and parents who have children in public school and private school, and parents who use tutors or other methods. Parent-directed education can use any or all of these methods -- and more. Rather than preferring one method, PDE seeks to promote informed choices by empowered parents.