I have written and talked about the potential risk facing Texas homeschoolers due to the national effort underway to regulate homeschooling based on the the Turpin abuse case in California. This coupled with the concerted effort by public school unions to get Democratic voters to vote in the Republican primary against pro-family candidates could be the making of a perfect storm for Texas families and homeschoolers.
Some have questioned our call to action and whether or not there is a real risk because no one has yet filed such legislation in Texas or even publicly discussed doing so. I responded to those comments by pointing out that waiting until that time is too late.
Review the videos of debate on the floor of the Texas House last year regarding legislation that would have seriously put families at risk. It is not a stretch to believe that legislation regulating homeschooling could be filed next year.
The time to take action against this threat is now! A report on the first few days of early voting indicate that there may be over 10% of Democratic voters in the Republican primary. That is enough to swing a close campaign!
In the last two election cycles, some legislative races have been decided by as few as two dozen votes.
Voter turnout will be the key in how many of these races are decided—and how they are decided could literally affect homeschool freedoms in Texas. Remember that the goal of the public school lobby is to defeat candidates who support educational freedom for Texas families!
I earnestly urge you to vote early and to support candidates endorsed by Texas Home School Coalition. You can find a list of pro-family candidates here.
Please encourage your family and friends to vote as well. Our success in electing candidates will directly affect our ability to protect the freedom of families in next year’s legislative session!
We believe that families raising their children is a God-given right and that the best place for children is in a home with loving parents. Now is the time for action!