Monday, November 24, 2014

The Governor Public Signed the Homeschool Bill

We did it! Together! We may never know who "we" all are, but with your help CHAP succeeded in removing some of the unnecessary burdens placed on home educators by Pennsylvanian government for over twenty-five years. On October 31, Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 196 of 2014, which restricts school district interference with home education in Pennsylvania. He made a public signing ceremony on November 17 and CHAP held a celebration at the Capitol Rotunda with some special guests joining CHAP Board Chairman, Dr. Bruce Eagleson, and bill sponsor, Representative Mark Gillen.

As surreal as the improved law may seem, I suspected that God wanted it to happen. He's giving us back domains that he originally granted us, not as a license but a right and responsibility. Thank you to all who participated and worked to do what only constituency can do to get the votes we needed in the legislature. We rejoice that we are granted freedom to focus more of our time and energy where it's needed and may He find us faithful with that freedom.

You may view and purchase pictures from this historic event here

Watch out for the winter issue of CHAP Magazine. It will have an overview of what it took to pass House Bill 1013. ~SDG

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