From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


3/13/2003 5:13:57 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Last Chance to Participate in Online Survey

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

March 13, 2003

Dear Friends of Homeschooling,

The deadline for participating in HSLDA's "Adults Who Were Home
Educated" online survey is Saturday, March 15, 2003. If you plan to
complete a survey, but have not submitted yours, please do so by


A major study of adults who were homeschooled is underway, and we
still 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 email to them. We need any and all
home educated adults.

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 faring 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 participants in
this study. Participation is easy. The completion of one simple
survey is all that is necessary.


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 email summary of the survey results at that

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

Thomas W. Washburne, J.D.
National Center for Home Education

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