Student Success Act- Reauthorizes and changes the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act
continued position that the Federal Government has no Constitutional authority
over education, H.R. 5 does not pose a threat to home education nor to private
education institutions that forego federal funds (as currently written). In
fact, it retains language that protects home educators and most private
schools. Our good friends at HSLDA are monitoring this bill, and will put out a
statement soon, which FHE will post or link at that time. HSLDA has shared a
preview of their statement with FHE and we are currently in agreement with
their position. This particular bill is a re-authorization, so much of the
language we have fought for and won is replicated in the 610 page bill. While
neither HSLDA nor FHE believe the Feds should be involved in education, as long
as they are and place requirements on receiving funds, working for protection
from Federal overreach is necessary, and Will Estrada and the team at HSLDA
have been very successful in securing such protective language.
Please continue to support FHE & HSLDA as we monitor legislation, and fight to
protect your parental rights.
See the HSLDAstatement at:
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Families for Home Education
- Made of members – you, not just a board and staff.
- The oldest statewide home school organization – serving Missouri home educators for over a quarter of a century.
- Missouri's original state organization – having always maintained a full time, active registered lobbyist in Jefferson City.
- Publishes First Things First, a Guide for the Missouri Home Educator.
- Provides speakers for meetings and events –for support groups, local events, and homeschool conventions across the state.
- Maintains relationships and communication with Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) – working hand-in-hand to ensure your right to home educate in the state of Missouri.
- Publishes a newsletter, the FHE Bulletin –three to four times a year.
- Holds workshop and special events for new home educators – connecting them with the homeschool community and providing materials and information.
- Maintains a legislative alert network (LAN) – keeping you informed if the need arises for quick communication with your legislator regarding pending legislation.
- Holds an annual rally at the state capitol.
- Sponsors Home Education Week in Missouri.
- Want to be part of this? Join today!
- Check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FamiliesforHomeEducation
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|FHE's 32nd Rally
March 3, 2015
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This is YOUR home education lobbyist!
To our knowledge, he is the first "lobbyist" to ever be invited into the Chamber to pray for the State Legislature!
(This article was adapted by FHE from
Families for Home Education Lobbyist
JEFFERSON CITY – Home school and pro-family lobbyist Kerry Messer prayed for the State Legislature before it opened a marathon veto session, Sept. 10. Before praying, he thanked legislators, staff members and lobbyists for the support and encouragement they have shown his family since the disappearance of his wife, Lynn, on the night of July 7th of this year.
That the State Legislature allowed Messer to address the assembly was in itself an uncommon, bipartisan act of support,