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2/13/2003 5:06:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Adults Who Were Homeschooled Needed for New Research

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February 13, 2003

Dear Friends of Homeschooling,

A major study of adults who were homeschooled is underway and we need
your help! Whether a student was homeschooled 1 or 13 years, his or
her input is vital.

If you were homeschooled at some point in your education, and you are
at least 16 years old, we need you to complete the survey described
below.

If you cannot take this survey, but you know of any persons who
could, we need you to send this e mail to them. We need any and all
home educated adults.

If you know of an email "list" which might reach any adults who were
home educated, please send this announcement to them as well.

BACKGROUND

Because of past research, it is well understood that homeschooled
students are doing well academically and socially as students.
However, one area that has yet to be considered is how students who
were homeschooled are fairing after graduation, be it in college, the
workforce, or in any other endeavor. Since the number of such
graduates have risen to truly significant levels, the time is right
for a study directed to this issue.

The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) and the
National Center for Home Education are now seeking subjects to
participate in this study. Participation is easy. The completion of
one simple survey is all that is necessary.

THE SURVEY

The survey is available online or on paper, and takes only 15 to 40
minutes to complete, depending on the speed of your internet
connection and how quickly you answer the questions. To reach the
survey, simply go to xxxx and follow
the directions. Each survey, online or on paper, will be assigned a
number, and the survey contains various validators to ensure the
integrity of the data. Responses will be treated with the utmost
confidentiality.

The survey will remain available for completion online until March
15, 2003. Results will be available in late 2003. Participants who so
desire will receive an e mail summary of the survey results at that
time.

Printed surveys are also available for completion. For a printed
survey, simply send a request to:

Survey of Adults Who Were Homeschooled
National Center for Home Education
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134

Or call: 540 338 8659

We thank you for taking the time to help us with this study.

Very truly yours,

Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.
National Home Education Research Institute
mail@nheri.org

Thomas W. Washburne, J.D.
National Center for Home Education
heasurvey@hslda.org


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