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HR 3753/ S 1691-Homeschool NonDiscrimination Act 2005

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Recruiting and Enlistment: Creation of an entirely new section

In reading the text of Section 503 of the current enlistment law, it appears that the proposed changes of HR 3753 and S 1691 concerning enlistment aren't to the existing section, but instead will create an entirely new section, 503a, dealing solely with homeschooled teens.

Although the fingerprints of NCLB appear to be all over Section 503 as it now stands, no specific group of recruit-aged teens is mentioned. The criteria for inclusion in Section 503 is not whether a teen is enrolled in a public or private school, but rather whether the school receives federal assistance:

HR 3753 and S 1691 will set a precedent for homeschoolers by including them as a class of people, instead of merely as enrollees in an institution:

posted by Publius, 6:20 PM


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