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   7/21/2015 
3 Amendments that Mattered
Congress is working to reconcile two versions of major federal education legislation. HSLDA wants to ensure the final version retains its protections for homeschoolers.

   7/14/2015 
Tell Your Senator that Expanded Federal Pre-Kindergarten is Not the Answer!
Call your two U.S. senators now and ask them to oppose Sen. Bob Casey’s “Strong Start” amendment. Encourage them to vote against expansive government involvement in pre-kindergarten programs.

   7/7/2015 
ESEA Reauthorization 2015: The Nuts and Bolts for Homeschoolers
Both the House and Senate bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 protect homeschoolers. HSLDA is watching Congress to make sure it stays that way.

   7/7/2015 
Why Does Diane Ravitch Think Homeschoolers Shouldn’t Serve Others?
Critics who say a former homeschool mom shouldn’t be head of the Texas board of education are wrong. Home educators are good at what they do, and have an interest in seeing that other parents’ children receive a quality education too.

   5/19/2015 
Concerned about Head Start and Federal Early Education Programs? Let Congress Know!
Tell Congress what you think of Head Start and other questionable early education programs.

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HSLDA Supported
 
S. 1341 - "Student Privacy Protection Act"
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 559--"Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act"
HSLDA Supported
 
HR 2255: “To make participation in the American Community Survey voluntary”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 226/H.R. 427: “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act)”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 2803—“To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure State control over academic standards, and for other purposes.”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 1752—“To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts”
HSLDA Supported
 
Title: S. 246—“Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 1153—“Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 970—“Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 306—“Enhancing Education Opportunities for All Students Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 553—“Allowance of Home School Expenses for Coverdell ESAs”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 554—“Enhancing Educational Opportunities for All Students Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 101—“IRS Code Amendment to expand Coverdell ESAs”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 195—“Education Savings Account Act of 2015”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 100—“Home School Opportunities Make Education Sound Act of 2015”
HSLDA Supported
 
H.R. 524—Local Control of Education Act
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 182—“Learning Opportunities Created at Local Level Act”
HSLDA Supported
 
S. 73—“Local Control of Education Act”
HSLDA Neutral
 
S. 1177—Every Child Achieves Act
HSLDA Neutral
 
H.R. 5—Student Success Act
HSLDA Opposed
 
S. 1195 “Student Right to Know Before You Go Act”
HSLDA Opposed
 
HR 1507—“Investing in States to Achieve Tuition Equality for Dreamers Act of 2015”
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.Res. 145—“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” (CEDAW)
HSLDA Opposed
 
H.R. 495—“DIPLOMA Act”

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