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1/28/2003 10:26:53 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Louisiana--Dangerous Legislation Averted

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January 28, 2003

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

All across the country, homeschoolers are finding their legislatures
considering bills that would take away homeschool freedoms.
Louisiana, by contrast, has learned that a serious threat to home
education has been averted.

On August 13, 2002, three Louisiana legislators wrote to Cecil
Picard, Superintendent of the Louisiana Department of Education to
say, "We are interested in filing bills for the 2003 regular session
to tighten up on the requirements for home study and home schooling."
Louisiana homeschoolers had several months to get organized to block
this legislation.

On January 22, 2003, Butch Gautreaux, State Senator for District 21,
wrote one HSLDA member family to say, "Thank you for your
correspondence concerning home-school legislation. After reviewing
the statistics for the State and the positive results from home
schooling, we found that no legislation was needed and the pending
legislation has been withdrawn."

By sticking together and working hard, homeschoolers have been able
to preserve the blessings of liberty for themselves and their
posterity despite this legislative challenge. Homeschoolers across
America salute those in Louisiana for their dedication to freedom.

Very truly yours,

Scott W. Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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