|Federal Legislation||October 10, 2003|
H.R. 2732 - Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act (HONDA)
If your Representative is not already a co-sponsor please call and ask them to co sponsor H.R. 2732. Should their staff have questions please refer them to HSLDA's National Center for Home Education at: 540 338 7600.
Official purpose: To amend selected statutes to clarify existing Federal law as to the treatment of students privately educated at home under State law.
Introduced July 15, 2003 by Rep. Marilyn N. Musgrave [R, CO-4]
|7/15/2003:||Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.|
HSLDA supports H.R. 2372. There are currently several areas of federal law that unfairly impact home education. Congress must pass the Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act (HONDA) to remedy this unfair treatment. Much of these problems arise because Congress has overlooked homeschoolers while drafting legislation. The number of homeschool students has grown from just a handful in the 80's to approximately 2 million today. Furthermore, their academic success is remarkable. Congress should no longer overlook homeschoolers as a viable and successful movement.
Homeschoolers do not want federal handouts, just equal treatment. HONDA will bring federal law up-to-date with changes in the state education systems, particularly regarding the homeschooling movement.
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Related Bill: S. 1562