HB 144, Homeschool Education Tax Credit, would give homeschool families a nonrefundable tax credit of $2,500 per child per year. That figure is only half of what the State spends per student in the public schools each year. It is an attempt to give some relief to parents who bear the expense and sacrifice of educating their own children, while still paying taxes to educate other people’s children in the public schools. It was referred to Education, then Finance, then Appropriations, but coded red so that it cannot be heard. We can’t upset the NEA, after all.
--- Larry Pittman