Attention parents: The Michigan House of Representatives is moving a non-binding resolution to encourage the U.S. Congress to enact the "Education Begins at Home Act." It sounds good, doesn't it? Don't be fooled. It is a move to inject more government control into the role of parenting. Read the Resolution here.
The Home School Legal Defense Association has issued a clear explanation of this legislation. Read it here.
Not only does this bill further the process of usurping parental authority, it appropriates $500 million of your tax dollars for the program. Are kids being hurt at home? Are there bad parents? Yes. But since when is the government capable of being a better parent? If there are parents who are abusing their children, they need to be brought to justice. Another program where the government is coming into your home to tell you how to raise your children is not the solution.
Contact your state representative now to respectfully express your opposition.