From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


9/15/2003 5:22:44 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Indiana--Update: Flaws in P-16 repaired

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

September 15, 2003

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

The significant flaws in the P-16 draft have been repaired. Your
voices were heard!

The new (September 16) draft makes it clear that a satisfactory score
on Core 40 end of course assessments can replace placement tests
(e.g., to determine basic Math and English proficiency), but not
admissions tests.

Instead of requiring the Core 40-- to the exclusion of all other
curricula-- for admission and financial aid to public colleges, it
allows admissions and financial aid based on the "documented
equivalent" of Core 40 subjects. This allows homeschoolers to
continue to use their preferred curriculum, provided it covers in an
equivalent manner the subjects in the Core 40. This gives
considerable flexibility. Most colleges already require students
applying for admission to take certain subjects at the high school

We anticipate that parents of students applying for college will be
readily able to "document" the courses their graduating students have
taken just as they have in the past. The plan recommends that this
requirement begin for students now in the 6th grade, so parents have
plenty of lead-time if they need to make any adjustments.

P-16 is only a recommendation. It has yet to be adopted by any

Based on these significant changes, we no longer recommend families
attend the meeting tomorrow evening.

Thank you for sending your comments to the roundtable and helping
them understand the importance of this issue!


Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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