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    WRITE YOUR CONGRESSPERSON Mike Castle (R- DE) has introduced legislation that will update and reauthorize the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA currently provides funds to both public and private schools to assist kids who are struggling with disabilities. The funds are typically used for things like speech therapy. When originally written, it appeared that Congress meant for all kids to be eligible. But the legislative language refers to public and private schools. In many states, homeschoolers are “officially” neither. Homeschoolers are, therefore, ineligible in many states. The reauthorization is the time to fix this discrimination.

    This is one of those “rock and a hard place” issues for me. I don’t like the idea of government being involved in the funding of homeschooling. OTOH, the discrimination really rankles me.

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