SB 101 Third Reading Results

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How did your State Representative vote on third reading of SB 101? SB 101 or Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed third reading in the Indiana House today.  Here is the vote tally, so you may see how your State Representative voted.  SB 101’s next stop will be a return trip to the Senate since the […]

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Second Reading Update: SB 101

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Second Reading SB 101 Vote Results from Thursday SB 101 or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed out of Second Reading on Thursday without Amendments.   We have received questions about how State Representatives voted for the amendments.  Our hope was that there would be no amendments; fortunately, they failed. Here are the results of […]

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New Study: Black Homeschooling Families

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A new study of Black homeschooling families reveals remarkable findings. Dr. Brian Ray and the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) examined Black parents’ reasons for homeschooling and their children’s academic achievement. “The Black homeschool children’s high achievement test scores were very remarkable. Parents without teaching certificates helping their children from a traditionally low-achieving minority […]

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SB 101 RFRA Homeschool Related Testimony

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As IAHE has stated previously, SB 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), is important to Indiana home educators. To illustrate our point, we are posting two videos from Monday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. The first testimony is that of Peter Breen. He is an attorney with Thomas More Society, an Illinois State Representative, and […]

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Why RFRA is Important to Indiana Home Educators

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There have been questions regarding SB 101, otherwise known as RFRA, and why it is important for homeschoolers to support it. It is important to understand the history of the homeschool movement and how the RFRA will protect First Amendment rights.  Here is testimony that was given to the Senate Judiciary Committee: Thank you, Chairman […]

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Expulsion Question? We Have an Answer

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IAHE receives questions related to a variety of home education questions.  We are currently seeing a surge in the number of inquiries from families whose children are in public school.  IAHE recently received a  question relating to expulsion from a government (public) school.  The answer below from HSLDA attorney, Tj Schmidt, is for general information […]

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2015 Indiana Museums and other Sites

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This list was formed from a discussion on the IAHE Facebook Discussion group.  Thank you, Kacie A. and Michelle F., for compiling the list.  We appreciate your efforts.   1.)  Organization:  Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Family Basic Membership: $50 General Admission: $10 adult; $9 ages 65+, $5 ages 5-17 Current Discounts Available:  $5 off new […]

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Definitions Matter

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Does it matter that the term “homeschooling” is used by those who are not homeschooling in the traditional manner? Occasionally the IAHE sees conversations in social media that mention other forms of education where the term “homeschooling” is used.  It is not anyone’s goal to demean a different option; but, often concerned individuals become very […]

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