SB 101 RFRA Homeschool Related Testimony

RFRA

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

RFRA

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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Faith-based Homeschool Groups NEED SB 101 – RFRA

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The Indiana Civil Rights Commission had involved itself in a Catholic homeschool group that was located in Fishers, Indiana, called Fishers Adolescent Catholic Enrichment Society (FACES).  The case involved a squabble over a chicken dinner.  You may read about the case on the Thomas More Society website. Here is the link to oral arguments.  Listen […]

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Public School Access and Testing Answers

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IAHE frequently receives inquiries from homeschool families who have enrolled in the public school for a class and have questions about the attached strings. We asked our HSLDA attorney, Tj Schmidt, for clarification regarding these questions.  He has given us permission to share. Indiana law would require a student enrolled in a specific course to […]

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A Brief Report on Homeschooling across Indiana

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Indiana Homeschool Research Each year, IAHE provides elected officials information regarding home education.  The 2015 report is available for viewing here: Indiana Summary Report 2015 – online

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