Congressman Hultgren champions home-school movement by introducing legislation

Congressman Randy Hultgren, a Republican from Illinois, is one of the Tea Party freshmen class of 2010.  This father of 4 home-schooled children has become a champion of the rapidly-growing home school movement.  Incredibly, in the congressional district of the former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, the Democrat who replaced the speaker, Congressman Bill Foster, actually voted for Barrack Obama's first trillion "stimulus" bill which was an abject failure.  Then, Randy Hultgren ran for Congress last year and ended Foster's short congressional career after Foster naively voted for ObamaCare in a Republican district. 
The former state senator and vice president of a trust investment firm has now introduced as one of his premier pieces of legislation in the 112th Congress, the "Family Educational Records and Privacy Extension Act (FERPEA)," H.R. 2910. Congressman Hultgren has just begun seeking co-sponsors for his bill.
The records of public school students held by public schools are not freely available to the public because of the federal Family Educational Records and Privacy Act (FERPA.)  As Congressman Hultgren wrote in his recent letter to his colleagues in the House of Representatives, when his legislation becomes law, the records of home schooled students --  many of whom are required by state law to file information with public education officials -- will no longer be released to the public. 
Congressman Hultgren wrote, "Home schooled students are entitled to the same protections afforded to students attending public academic institutions.  Current law infringes upon the privacy of those home schoolers who willingly comply with the law and whose records are held by government institutions."
Directly below is a short summary of Congressman Hultgren's "Family Educational Records and Privacy Extension Act (FERPEA)," H.R. 2910 and the list of current co-sponsors.  Home schoolers, and other Americans who believe in choice in education, should urge their Representative to become a co-sponsor of H.R.2910.

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Latest Title: Family Educational Records Privacy Extension Act
Sponsor: Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] (introduced 9/14/2011)      Cosponsors (5)
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.



Family Educational Records Privacy Extension Act - Amends the General Education Provisions Act to require parental consent before educational agencies or institutions release the educational records of home-schooled students.


Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] - 10/7/2011
Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] - 9/29/2011
Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] - 9/29/2011
Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1] - 10/7/2011
Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] - 9/29/2011