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2/23/2005 4:33:53 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Please Call Immediately - Testing Freedom in Hands of Conference Committee

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February 23, 2005


Virginia--Please Call Immediately - Testing Freedom in Hands of
Conference Committee


Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Today or tomorrow six legislators will draft the final version of the
Testing Freedom Bill, House Bill 1770. It is crucial that the final
version deny state bureaucrats the power to choose tests for
homeschoolers.

The Senators on the conference committee are:

Janet Howell (804) 698-7532
Harry Blevins (804) 698-7514
Louise Lucas (804) 698-7518

The Delegates are:

James Dillard (804) 698-1041
Steven Landes (804) 698-1025
Jackie Stump (804) 698-1003


ACTION REQUESTED

Please call each of the Senators and Delegates, using the phone
numbers listed above, immediately. Your message can be as simple as:
"Please support HB 1770, as amended by the Senate Education and Health
Committee. Homeschool parents in many other states already have the
freedom to test their children with a nationally normed standardized
test. This bill would guarantee that Virginia homeschool parents have
the same freedom."


BACKGROUND

The "Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers" (formerly Virginia Home
Educators Association) is supporting language that would give the
state the power to control what tests we can use under testing option
1. HSLDA opposes giving the state this authority and urges all
homeschoolers to support HB 1770 ONLY if it gives homeschoolers the
freedom to choose which test we can use under testing option 1.

Sincerely,


Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney



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