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Candidate Statements on Homeschooling

Here's What Your Candidates Said About Home Schooling 2018

Click on your district on the map, below. Then click on the names of your candidates to see how they responded to the ICHE Candidate Survey on home schooling.

The Candidate Letter can be downloaded in MS Word format here.

Candidate: Lib - W. Scott Howard US Representative District 1

1. Do you support or oppose requiring families who home educate to register their children with either the state or their local public school district?


2. Do you support or oppose requiring all children taught at home to take standardized achievement tests each year?


3. What other requirements, if any, would you favor as a condition of a parent's right to teach his or her children at home?

I fully support the freedom for parents to be directly involved in the education of their children. My biggest concerns are social experiences that may be missed. This is ultimately up to the parent and child how they deal with it.

4. Other comments that you wish to make on the subject of home education:

I support the parent's choice. The option to register or test should be available. But I also will say we should all be free to chose what works best for us and our families, However, we are not free from the consequences of such choices. By not registering or partcipating in standar testing, parents may be inadvertently limiting the ability of their children's ability to extend their education should they choose to later.

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