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    Filed at 5:46 am under by dcobranchi

    The Department of Defense Authorization bill apparently mentions homeschooling.

    Other Hostettler measures in the bill: An increase in the number of family members eligible for travel allowances when a relative serving in the military is very seriously injured; the reinstatement and continuation of a Department of Defense home school pilot program.

    From the text of HR 4200:

    GED AND HOME SCHOOL DIPLOMA RECIPIENTS AS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES FOR DETERMINATIONS OF ELIGIBILITY FOR ENLISTMENT.

    Section 571(e) of the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (10 U.S.C. 520 note) is amended to read as follows:

    ‘‘(e) DURATION OF PILOT PROGRAM.—The pilot program shall be in effect during the period beginning on October 1, 2004, and ending on September 30, 2005.’’.

    HSLDA’s doings, no doubt.

    2 Responses to “IS THIS NEWS?”


    Comment by
    Davida
    May 23rd, 2004
    at 12:04 am

    The program concerned homeschoolers who wanted to enlist in the military. Previously, I believe, enlistees had to have a degree from an accredited school, or a GED. The pilot program had recruiters working with those homeschoolers who wanted to join but didn’t want to get a GED or any of that other stuff. The pilot program either recently ended or is ending pretty soon, and they had to decide whether to continue it or not.


    Comment by
    Davida
    May 23rd, 2004
    at 12:05 am

    Of course, you already knew that. *sigh* I should read all the links before I post. 🙂