Last fall veteran Thomas Mitt (names changed to protect privacy) was notified that his veteran’s benefits were reduced because his daughter Rachel was 18 years old and had allegedly not demonstrated that she was still a full-time student. Because Rachel was in fact a homeschool high school senior and entitled to receive benefits because of her father’s military service, the Veterans Affairs decision was discriminatory. The Mitt family contacted HSLDA to represent them.
Last week Home School Legal Defense Association dealt with a school district’s policy that requires all students, including those in a home education program, to submit documentation verifying that their family resides within the district’s geographical boundaries. The Boyertown Area School District requires that parents provide a lease, HUD-1 Settlement Statement, occupancy permit, deed, or real estate tax bill and a driver’s license or utility bill indicating where the family lives. Additionally, the school district requested that an HSLDA member family provide them with their child’s birth certificate.
If you want to witness the eventual direction of “diversity” in America, you may want to take a long look at what is happening in Canada. Under the new Education Act poised for implementation in Alberta, Christian schools and homeschool parents would be prohibited, as part of their academic program, from teaching children that homosexuality is sinful.
Donna McColl, a spokesperson for the province’s Education Minister, Thomas Lukaszuk, confirmed to LifeSiteNews.com: “Whatever the nature of schooling — homeschool, private school, Catholic school — we do not tolerate disrespect for differences. You can affirm the family’s ideology in your family life, you just can’t do it as part of your educational study and instruction.”