November 19, 2001

White House Persuades Military Against Regulation of Home Schoolers

At a meeting to discuss home schoolers' concerns, a military representative assured White House counsel that the subject of regulating home schoolers in the military was "indefinitely tabled" and would not be revisited.

Earlier this year, Home School Legal Defense Association worked with Congress to considerably slow down the military's attempt to regulate home schoolers. However, through our military contacts, HSLDA discovered that an assistant secretary of defense continued trying to determine if there was a need to alter the military policy regarding home schooling.

Since July, HSLDA has worked closely with the White House and the vice president's office to end the military's efforts to determine how home schoolers could be and should be regulated. Now, White House staff have promised that they will watch this issue closely to make certain it will not resurface in the future.

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