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Love in action: The Home School Foundation

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Standing against the legislative tide

Home schoolers give Preisdent Bush donations for Afghan Children

Review of the 2001 National Conference

HSLDA welcomes new litigation team member

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Press Clippings

Military enlistment of home schoolers rising

Home School Legal Defense Association's amendment to the Defense Reauthorization Act over two years ago changed the ranking of home school graduates from a Tier 3 status, a ranking that included high school dropouts, to Tier 1, the same ranking graduates from traditional high schools receive. This favorable change in status dramatically increased enlistment opportunities for home schoolers-particularly in the Air Force and Marines Corps, two branches that accept only Tier 1 applicants.

Christopher Klicka, HSLDA Senior Counsel, asked the Center for Naval Analysis for a report on this pilot project. During the 2000 enlistment period, 400 home school graduates joined the Army, 650 joined the Navy, 300 the Air Force, and 200 the Marine Corps.

The military is still conducting an analysis of home school enlistment retention and the pilot study results will be released in 2003.

Just a few years ago, less than 100 home schoolers were admitted in all four of the armed services together! HSLDA has heard from many home school graduates who are thankful they have finally been given the opportunity to serve their country in the military.

If our members have any questions regarding local recruitment misunderstandings of the home school graduate enlistment law, do not hesitate to call us.