“School choice means that parents can homeschool their children. 100%.” –Donald J Trump
Presidential candidate Donald Trump mentioned homeschooling for the first time at the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit last weekend. In the middle of a discussion on education and school choice, Trump said, “School choice means that parents can homeschool their children. 100%.” (You can watch the video below, and Mr. Trump’s remarks are around the 17-minute mark. You can also read the full transcript here and search for “home-school.”)
While HSLDA has not endorsed any party or candidate in the 2016 Presidential election, it is encouraging to see a presidential candidate from one of the nation’s major political parties speak out in favor of homeschool freedom.
Will Mr. Trump’s plan extend government vouchers to homeschool families? Mr. Trump’s reference to homeschooling was in the middle of a speech laying out his plan to encourage school choice by offering vouchers for private and charter schools. While we have not…
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