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What homeschoolers and Christian schoolers need to know about HR 610

If you homeschool or are involved with Christian schooling, you’ll want to pay attention to a recent bill that was introduced in Congress. At face value, the bill looks like it would be good for those not using the public schools–it reallocates federal funding to states and directs states to give vouchers to those who homeschool or use private schools. Sounds good, right? I’d sure like some of my property taxes back!

But, as the Homeschool Legal Defense Association notes, as nice as that might be, money from the government always eventually leads to more governmental regulations. We homeschoolers and private schoolers would rather the government just leave us alone.

This is why HSLDA recommends that you contact your representatives and ask them not to support the (well-intentioned) bill:

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, Olson, 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

Source: HSLDA | 4 Ways That HR 610 Will Threaten Your Rights

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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