"My commitment to ensuring home schooling remains a practical alternative for American families is especially important to the citizens of District 14."
My commitment to ensuring home schooling remains a practical alternative for American families is especially important to the citizens of District 14.
Returning control of education to parents is the centerpiece of my education agenda. I support the idea of tax credits through the Family Education Freedom Act, which reduce taxes to make it easier for parents to home school by allowing them to devote more of their own funds to their children's education.
I am committed to guaranteeing parity for home school diplomas and advancing equal scholarship consideration for students entering college from a home school environment.
We must have permanency in the Department of Defense Home School Tier 1 Pilot Program, providing recruitment status parity for home school graduates. I will always, strongly oppose the Department of Education from regulating home school activities.
I oppose any legislation that creates national standards or national testing for home school parents or students. I also believe that, as long as No Child Left Behind remains law, it must include the protections for home schoolers included in sec. 9506 (enshrining home schoolers' rights) and 9527 (guaranteeing no national curriculum).
Federal monies must never be used to undermine the rights of homeschooling parents. As long as I am Congressman, I will use this position to encourage a culture of educational freedom throughout the nation.