From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


1/25/2006 5:31:48 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Calls Needed to Support Homeschool Freedom Bill

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

We need your calls to support House Bill 1340, the homeschool freedom
bill. Please call your delegate this Thursday and Friday before noon.

The House of Delegates will vote on the bill as early as this Friday
afternoon (January 27).

If passed, this bill will allow families with a high school diploma
the same freedom to homeschool as other families and the bill will
align Virginia with the other 48 states that allow homeschoolers who
only have a high school diploma or less to teach their children
without needless restrictions. Passage of the legislation will also
end the harassment families without college degrees face from some
school districts.

Action Requested:

Call your delegate and urge him or her to support House Bill 1340.

Please give your delegate this message:

"Please vote in support of H.B. 1340. It will protect every parent's
right to homeschool in our state. Virginia needs to join the other 48
states that focus on results, not qualifications. The studies all show
that homeschooling works, with students scoring above average
regardless of the parents' qualifications."

Use our legislative toolbox at to get
contact information for your delegate.


HSLDA testified at the hearing for the bill and H.B. 1340 passed 11-8
before the House Education Committee today.

Two years ago, HSLDA helped draft a bill and began the struggle to end
the baccalaureate degree requirement in Virginia. Although the bill
received substantial support, it did not become law.

This year we have renewed our efforts. The Home Educators Association
of Virginia and the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers are also
working hard to pass H.B. 1340. They supported the bill at the
hearing today and have made valuable contributions to its progress.

For more information and documentation that demonstrates that there is
no positive correlation between teacher qualifications and student
performance, see .


Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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