On August 30th, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) is set to judge the legality of homeschooling. To-date, about 60 families have been indicted for “intellectual abandonment” in Brazil, however, National Association of Family Education says legal proceedings have been suspended until the STF makes a judgment on homeschooling’s legality. Statistics from the National Association of Family Education indicate about 7,500 families homeschool in Brazil which comes to about 15,000 students.
The Burlington County Library in Westampton, NJ invites homeschoolers to their open house to learn about the service BCLS offers to homeschooling families. The event is free and no registration is required. Come to the library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on September 26th to learn about homeschool workshops, storytimes, STEAM, and BCLS resources.
NJ State Assemblywoman Angela McKnight has introduced a bill that would give New Jersey homeschoolers a tax break.
Under the proposal, a homeschooling family earning less than $150,000/year would be eligible for a tax credit of $1,000 per child up to $3,000 per year.
“Regardless of where or how they are educated, all students in New Jersey deserve access to resources that will support their development and prepare them to compete in the global economy,” McKnight, D-Jersey City, said in a statement.
“If parents decide that the home is the best learning environment for their children, a tax credit can help offset the cost of the many expensive yet fundamental educational resources they will need.”
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