January 30, 2004

Homeschool Protection Before Congress... No, it is not a formal bill or anything like that. However, Chris Clicka from HSLDA recently testified before Congress about homeschoolers being harassed by social workers. He offered some possible solutions.

Taken from HSLDA website:

"For 20 years, HSLDA has been on the front lines to protect innocent homeschoolers from being traumatized at the hands of social workers pursuing anonymous tips.

On January 28, Chris Klicka, Senior Counsel of HSLDA had the chance to inform Congress of this ongoing problem. He testified before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. The chairman, Representative Wally Herger, verbally indicated his interest in the issue at the hearing."

After outlining some cases where innocent homeschool families have been harassed Klicka offered the following suggestion:

Klicka proposed that Congress, through its child welfare program funds, require states to eliminate the investigation of anonymous tips (tipsters would have to identify themselves) and penalize intentionally false tipsters.

You can read more here.


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