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If you can't get them legally, try illegally

This spring, home schoolers in Minnesota fought off an attempt by the legislature to require them to hand test scores over to the public school district. Thanks to terrific leadership and testimony from numerous home school leaders in the state, and thousands of telephone calls to legislators from concerned parents, this attempt failed.

However, Franklin Elementary School in Mankato appears to have missed the point of this battle. They sent a letter to a Home School Legal Defense Association member family demanding test scores or "verification" that the children had taken the required standardized test.

HSLDA quickly wrote back to the school, informing them that nothing in the law entitled the school to receive the test scores or any "verification" that the test had been given. The family had notified the school district at the beginning of the year which test they would be using. HSLDA suggested that, if the elementary school had serious questions about which test was given, the school should contact the superintendent's office.

The family has had no further contact from Franklin Elementary School.

- Darren A. Jones