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August 27, 2007

House Resolution 81: A Resolution to Urge Congress to enact the Education Begins at Home Act

Author:
Representative Rick Jones

Summary:
The Michigan legislature is considering H.R. 81, a non-binding resolution to encourage the U.S. Congress to enact the “Education Begins at Home Act.” Although the title of this Act sounds good, it is actually a move to inject more government control into the role of parenting.

The “Education Begins at Home Act” expands programs of early childhood home visitation, child abuse and neglect prevention, and early identification of developmental and health delays including potential mental health concerns, and for other purposes. Many of these provisions would increase the federal government’s role in these programs as well as increase government funding to these programs.

This bill further usurps parental authority, with an estimated expense of $500 million of your tax dollars. Another program where the government is coming into your home to tell you how to raise your children is not the solution to child abuse.

Status:

5/1/2007(House) Introduced
5/1/2007(House) Referred to the Committee on Education
7/24/2007(House) Reported with recommendation

HSLDA’s Position:
HSLDA is opposed this bill.

Action Requested:
None requested at this time.

Background:
For more information and a summary of the federal bill “Education Begins at Home Act.”

To see the text of the resolution.

 Other Resources

Bill Text    (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History