Tell Congress Homeschoolers Do NOT Want Government Money!It has been said that there is no such thing as a free lunch. As homeschooling families know too well, government money will eventually lead to government control. That's why HSLDA is opposing a bill introduced by our friends in Congress, Rep. Steve King (IA) and Rep. Andy Harris (MD). Though well-intentioned, H.R. 610 is ultimately ill-advised. It calls for sending all federal education dollars to the states in the forms of federal grants so that the states can then give the money as vouchers to public, private, and homeschool students. But HSLDA has repeatedly told our friends on Capitol Hill that our members and many other homeschooling families know that government dollars will eventually result in government regulation. Although we are grateful for our friends on Capitol Hill, and although we know that representatives King and Harris are well-intentioned, they need to hear loud and clear from the homeschool community. Even though the vouchers created by H.R. 610 would be voluntary, we believe that this would be a slippery slope toward more federal involvement and control in homeschooling. If you do not want federal government "help," if you just want to be left alone, this is the time to speak up.
Tell Congress Homeschoolers Do NOT Want Government Money!
I'd just like to take a moment to thank you for reiterating our need for a Government-less home schooling initiative. I was able to homeschool my children without government funding, albeit divorced 10 years. It was tight, but not impossible, and the triumph I felt at the end of that time in your lives was multiplied in fact due to these circumstances. Homeschooling stands upon morals and values of it's own unique accolades. I pray homeschooling families of today will stand firm in that tradition.
May God continue to bless you,