||January 5, 2007|
S 1691 - Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act
No Action Requested. The Bill died during the 109th Congress.
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 Senator Craig [R-ID]
Cosponsors: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:SN01691:@@@P (10)
|9/13/05||Read and sent to the Committee on Finance|
Bill Summary and Status: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:SN01691:@@@L&summ2=m&
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.
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