Homeschooling in the News
A proposed defense policy bill is intended to ensure that homeschoolers are not rejected from joining local JROTC programs.
As a wife of a veteran and a mom of an infantryman, this article caught my attention. Currently our youngest son is in the local JROTC and it’s by far his favorite school subject. Although no current law exists to bar homeschoolers from participating in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corp programs, eligibility decisions remain at the discretion of the local public and private schools. The bill has been proposed by Senators Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Doug Jones, D-Ala.
Defense bill requires local JROTC programs to admit homeschooled students
The defense policy bill would allow homeschoolers to join the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, establishing a uniform policy across the nation and eliminating any ambiguity regarding homeschooled students’ eligibility.
While there previously was no law barring homeschooled students from joining JROTC programs, the National Defense Authorization Act includes a measure Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., introduced in February to ensure homeschoolers aren’t rejected from joining JROTC programs at local public and private high schools.
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