February 11, 2017 – A few things that Wisconsin homeschoolers should be aware of

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Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education.  She is a strong proponent of vouchers for “school choice.”  Her list of choices includes homeschooling.

A bill (HR610) was introduced, at the federal level, by Rep. Steve King (R) of Iowa.  This bill seeks, in part, to render financial assistance to parents who choose to educate their children outside the public school system, including homeschoolers. The bill has now been referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

WPA believes that homeschoolers taking any government money (i.e. vouchers, tax credits, educational savings accounts, etc.) will lead to additional regulation and government oversight of homeschooling in Wisconsin.

Help maintain our current homeschooling freedoms by contacting your federal and state representatives now and letting them know that you are their constituent and a homeschooling family in Wisconsin and you do not want any public dollars directed to homeschooling, including vouchers or tax credits.

WPA is watching the actions of Betsy DeVos in the coming months to see how homeschoolers might be affected by the policies of the Department of Education.

In addition, we are carefully watching the Wisconsin Legislature as we move through the biennial budget cycle in Wisconsin.

Please read our website section entitled Protecting Wisconsin Law which includes a link for finding and contacting your legislators.

Your voice makes a difference.  Call your representatives today.

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