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HR 3753/ S 1691-Homeschool NonDiscrimination Act 2005

Thursday, September 29, 2005

HR 3753/ S 1691-Homeschool NonDiscrimination Act 2005

Senator Inhofe responds re: HR 1692:

September 29, 2005

Dear (private):

Thank you for contacting me about S.1691, the
Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act (HoNDA). As your voice in
Washington, I appreciate being made aware of your ideas and

My views on education in America come from a somewhat
unique perspective in that my wife, Kay, was a teacher at Edison
High School for many years, and now both of my daughters are
teachers. I can assure you that I am one of the strongest supporters
of education and homeschooling. Like you, I feel that the family
has the primary responsibility for and interest in the child.

There are currently more than two million students that are
homeschooled in the United States. While these students have
proven to excel in both academics and extracurricular activities,
existing legislation has tended to overlook this growing population.

The Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act (A.K.A.,
HoNDA and S. 1691), which I have co-sponsored, serves to
remedy this oversight and encourage the government at all levels
to recognize the homeschooling movement as a viable force in
education. S. 1691 acknowledges the right of parents to direct the
education of their children under the Constitution, which also
prohibits federal control of homeschooling. I believe that the role
of the federal government should be limited in order to create an
environment in which all Americans have the opportunity to better
themselves and achieve success. HoNDA encourages these
opportunities through greater eligibility for financial aid for higher
education and policy to ensure the treatment of homeschool
graduates as Tier I recruits into the U.S. Military.

The National Center for Home Education supports HoNDA
because it would end discrimination by allowing home educators
to take advantage of Education Savings Accounts and granting
protection under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
for all homeschool students' records. Additionally, HoNDA would
permit homeschool students to work during traditional school
hours to maintain flexibility and protect students from forced
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

Again, thank you for contacting me. Your input helps me
to serve Oklahomans better. Please do not hesitate to contact in
the future with any comments or concerns.
posted by Publius, 2:29 PM


"The National Center for Home Education supports HoNDA"

"Your input helps me
to serve Oklahomans better."

hmmm. must have missed The Home School Legal Defense Association moving to Oklahoma. When did that happen?
commented by Blogger Publius, 4:08 PM  
Hmmm. perhaps we should organize an effort to call Inhofe's office early next week. Put out the phone number and have everyone call on the same day. I think Monday or Tuesday is a better day to make waves then of Friday when not as much business is conducted.
commented by Blogger Kara, 5:23 PM  

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