The Truth about the RFRA and How it Might Affect Homeschoolers in Indiana

FB Legislative Update

The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) gained nationwide attention during the 2015 legislative session. The Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE) testified in favor of Senate Bill (SB) 101 because religious freedom is one of two pillars (the other is parental rights) that allow homeschoolers to remain free of burdensome government regulation. The Original […]

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Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

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Just what happened today at the Indiana Statehouse? In light of the recent “compromise” on the RFRA which was signed into law today, we would like to express our thoughts on what happened. First of all, the compromise was released this morning, giving us little time to analyze the legal language. Moreover, we had no […]

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Liberty is Strengthened; RFRA is Law

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IAHE was pleased to be present at the SEA 101 RFRA bill signing ceremony last Thursday. Indiana home educators should thank our Governor and the Indiana General Assembly for RFRA.  It strengthens Indiana homeschoolers’ standing before the courts in matters relating to religious freedom/freedom of conscience and our First Amendment rights.  Here’s how to contact […]

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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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