From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/11/2002 3:25:48 PM
Scott A. Woodruff, Esq., Staff Attorney of HSLDA
Missouri--Update: House Bill 1460 Now Fourth in Line for Action

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

April 11, 2002

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

As of this morning (on 04/11/02), H.B. 1460 is number FOUR on the
list of bills ready for "perfection," or final disposition in the
House. If the three bills ahead of it are disposed of today, H.B.
1460 could be amended or voted on by the entire house.

H.B.1460 would allow metropolitan school districts to raise the age
of compulsory school attendance from 16 to 17 years of age, thus
taking away the freedom of parents to decide for themselves whether
their 16 year old should continue formal education.


If you have not contacted your Missouri state representative yet,
please do so right away. Your message may be as simple as, "Please
vote against H.B. 1460. It takes away a parent's freedom to decide
what is best for their 16 year old. It will force disruptive young
adults back into a classroom where they do not want to be, making it
harder for students who truly do want to learn and raising the cost
of school security." Remember to be courteous.

Since this bill affects all parents regardless of how they educate
their children, it is not necessary to introduce yourself as a home
schooler when you call. If the issue of home schooling does come up,
our last two elerts explain part of the negative impact this bill
would have on home schoolers. Or you can visit our website for more

Call the capitol switchboard at 573-751-3659 and ask to be connected
to your representative. If you do not know who that is, use our
legislative toolbox at

Sincerely yours,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.

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