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Does the Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act provide new federal handouts for homeschoolers? For the answer to that important question, join Mike Smith for today's Home School Heartbeat.
There are only six provisions in HONDA. Let me take you through them.
The first ensures that homeschool graduates are eligible for admission to colleges which award federal financial aid.
The second clarifies that nothing in the federal special needs programs requires a child to be evaluated without their parents' consent.
The third allows homeschooling families to put their own money into education savings accounts for use on education expenses.
The fourth provision in HONDA simply grants privacy protections to homeschool records which are held by public schools.
The fifth allows for homeschool graduates to compete for a merit-based college scholarship offered by the federal government. This is a reward based on what a person knows, regardless of where they learned it.
The last section simply clarifies that the school hours of a homeschooled teen may differ from the school hours of traditional schools in regard to child labor law.
HONDA is not about federal handouts to homeschools, just sensible treatment.
For more information about the Home School Non-Discrimination Act, call us toll-free at 866-338-8614. That number again is 866-338-8614. Or you can visit us online at homeschoolheartbeat.com.