From the HSLDA E-lert Service:
< BACK TO ARCHIVE

Date:
From:
Subject:

2/3/2005 3:11:13 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Indiana--Update--Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age

======================================================================
From the HSLDA E-lert Service...
======================================================================


February 3, 2005


Indiana--Update--Raising the Compulsory Attendance Age


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Your calls worked! Although this bill looked unstoppable coming out
of the House Education committee with only one dissenting vote, your
calls have focused the legislature's attention on the many harmful
aspects of this bill.

I spoke with bill sponsor Troy Woodruff late on February 2 and gave
him a list of the changes needed to amend the bill.

Because of the huge price tag that comes with forcing unwilling older
teens to stay in school, the bill has been sent to the House Ways and
Means committee. This means the bill did not go directly to the House
floor for a vote as we had anticipated.

After I hear back from Troy Woodruff, I will let you know if more
calls are needed.


BACKGROUND

An incorrect official summary of House Bill 1530 appears to be the
source of the persistent but false rumor that HB 1530 raises the
compulsory age to only 18, rather than 19. Each bill the legislature
prints contains a short summary or digest of the bill. Many rely on
the digest to find out what the bill is about rather than actually
reading the bill. Unfortunately, the digest for HB 1530 incorrectly
states that the bill raises the age of compulsory attendance "to 18
years of age" instead of 19.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely,


Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney



----------------------------------------------------------------------
-> How many acorns can a chipmunk hold in its cheeks?

We don't know! But we do know that gathering little by little
enables ordinary folks to prepare for hard times. That principle
is behind HSLDA's payment plan: by paying a month at a time,
families can receive an annual HSLDA membership. Meanwhile, they
can feel secure as they homeschool and focus on other priorities
-their children. Don't go nuts trying to pay for membership all at
once. Choose one of our convenient payment plans.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1937

----------------------------------------------------------------------
======================================================================
The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733
Email: info@hslda.org
Web: http://www.hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp?Process=Subscribe

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

subscribe@hslda.org

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:

{{Email}}

- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

unsubscribe@hslda.org

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

https://secure.hslda.org/hslda/elert/account.asp

----------------------------------------------------------------------
POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to webmaster@hslda.org.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address;
hslda@hslda.org is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to
info@hslda.org or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at
http://members.hslda.org/contact.asp. Thank you for your cooperation.
======================================================================