Federal Legislation
July 12, 2006

H.R. 3753—Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act

Action Requested:
No Action Requested. The Bill died during the 109th Congress.

Background:
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: September 13, 2005 by Representative Musgrave [R-4th CO]

Cosponsors: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:HR03753:@@@P (2)

Status:

9/13/2005Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Ways and Means, and the Committees on Armed Services.

Bill Summary and Status: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:SN01691:@@@L&summ2=m&

HSLDA’s Position:

HSLDA fully supports this legislation and is actively pursuing its passage. 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.

 Other Resources

H.R. 3753 (pdf)