Ron Paul on homeschooling:
My commitment to ensuring home schooling remains a practical alternative for American families is unmatched by any Presidential candidate. Returning control of education to parents is the centerpiece of my education agenda. As President I will advance tax credits through the Family Education Freedom Act, which reduces taxes to make it easier for parents to home school by allowing them to devote more of their own funds to their children’s education.
I am committed to guaranteeing parity for home school diplomas and advancing equal scholarship consideration for students entering college from a home school environment.
We must have permanency in the Department of Defense Home School Tier 1 Pilot Program, providing recruitment status parity for home school graduates. I will use my authority to prevent the Department of Education from regulating home school activities.
I will veto any legislation that creates national standards or national testing for home school parents or students. I also believe that, as long as No Child Left Behind remains law, it must include the protections for home schoolers included in sec. 9506 (enshrining home schoolers’ rights) and 9527 (guaranteeing no national curriculum).
Federal monies must never be used to undermine the rights of homeschooling parents. I will use the bully pulpit of the Presidency to encourage a culture of educational freedom throughout the nation.
It’s not quite up there with my policy of closing the public schools altogether, but then, I don’t expect a presidential candidate to be quite as radical as I am. It’s certainly a good deal better than Bush’s No Child Left Alone policy.
Today is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and Paul’s supporters have declared their intention to repeat their money bomb that left the mainstream political pundits reeling today. So, if you feel inclined to throw a few bits of colored paper at his campaign, this is the place to contribute to the Ron Paul Revolution. And here’s how the Tea Party is doing today.