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Dangerous legislation averted

Recently, several newspaper articles reported that St. Joseph County public school officials were working with Michigan Representative Cameron Brown on new legislation to "tighten up" the home school law. Apparently, school officials complained that the home school law does not have enough teeth and asked for more restrictions on home schoolers.

Home School Legal Defense Association contacted Representative Brown's office. He assured us that he would not introduce any legislation regarding home education, but requested information demonstrating how Michigan's existing home school law is sufficient and enforceable.

On December 19, 2000, we sent a letter to Representative Brown explaining how the state's current home school law provides maximum protection for parental rights. It also described the history of the legal struggle for home school freedom in Michigan.

If you know of any other legislators contemplating legislation regarding the home school law, please contact HSLDA so we can review the language and try to stop any bad bills before they are introduced. — Christopher J. Klicka