Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Announces Homeschool Coalition
United States Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has announced a new homeschool coalition as part of his campaign for the White House in 2016.
“Homeschool families strengthen our nation,” said Cruz in his announcement video for the coalition. “It’s time to champion school choice and especially homeschooling. If we unite families across the country to stand for parent choice and student-centered choice, we will be stronger and we’ll be more free.”
Charisma News reported that nearly 6,700 people have already joined the coalition that hopes to unite families who are committed to being involved in their children’s education, as well as those dissatisfied with public schools and Common Core.
“Being a dad is the most important job I have,” Cruz said. “That’s why I admire each parent educator so much because you’re not only parenting, but you’re teaching your sons and your daughters to know and love what is right and good. That is an irreplaceable gift, and our country is stronger because of it.”
This year’s presidential primary elections begin on February 1 in Iowa, where homeschool father Marlin Bontrager lives.
“As a homeschooling father of 10 and the leader in my home, it is vitally important to me that we have a president who is concerned first and foremost about religious liberty and protecting the constitution,” said Bontrager, who also serves on Cruz’s campaign leadership team in Iowa. “Within that is included the rights that we need to have as parents to be able to choose what education we desire for our children.”