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2/2/2004 3:38:05 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Vermont--Your Calls are Making a Difference

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February 2, 2004


Dear Vermont HSLDA members and friends:

Your calls are making a difference for homeschoolers in Vermont!

On Thursday, January 27, the Vermont House Education Committee began
taking testimony on House Bill 560, which would permit parents to
teach their own children to drive in the Green Mountain State. Retta
Dunlap testified on behalf of the Christian Home Educators of
Vermont. Retta found the committee members generally supportive of
H.B. 560. They seemed to be willing to consider not only permitting
homeschool parents to teach their own children to drive, but
expanding the bill to permit even more freedom.

This week both the education and transportation committees in the
House and in the Senate will hear testimony from Wayne Tully from the
National Driver Training Institute. Wayne has been teaching children
to drive for years, and has designed a course for parent-taught
driver education. He is a nationally recognized expert on the
subject and his testimony may be invaluable.

We need you to take time to attend a committee hearing to ensure
passage.


ACTION REQUESTED:

If you want to have the right to teach your child how to drive,
please attend one of the committee hearings on Wednesday, February 4
or Thursday, February 5 to show support for Mr. Tully as he
testifies.

The schedule of committee hearings is:

Wednesday, February 4

10:15 am - House Transportation

11:30 am - Senate Transportation

Thursday, February 5

10:30 am - House Education

1:00 pm - Senate Education

If you can come to any or all of these hearings, please contact Retta
Dunlap, at 802-472-5491 or e-mail her at mountainfold@juno.com. She
will provide you with directions.

This is a great opportunity for a field trip to show your children
how your state government works.


Sincerely,

Scott Somerville
HSLDA Staff Attorney



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