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2/9/2006 5:17:48 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Arizona--Attack on Parental Right to Direct Child's Education

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February 9, 2006

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Arizona parents are under unprecedented attack. Senate Bill 1527 only
makes a small change to the law but it completely undermines parental
authority to make educational decisions that are in the best interest
of their children.

Senate Bill 1527 states that any child who is at least 16 may enroll
in a public school without the consent of the child's parent or
guardian.

This bill is unparalleled in its erosion of parent authority and the
denial of a parent's fundamental right to the care, custody, and
control of their children. To our knowledge Arizona is the first state
in the nation to contemplate this type of legislation. We need your
calls and emails now to help defeat this bill!


Action Requested:

Please call and email all the Senate K-12 Education Committee Members
listed below and give them this message:

"Please defeat Senate Bill 1527. This bill directly violates a
parent's fundamental right to choose the best education for their
children.

This bill could be potentially harmful for children who are least able
to make the best decision in an area as vitally important as
education."

Do not identify yourself as a homeschooler, instead you can identify
yourself as a concerned parent and taxpaying citizen.

Senate K-12 Education Committee Members

Chairman
Senator Toni Hellon (R)
Phone Number: (602) 926-4326
Email Address: thellon@azleg.gov

Vice-Chairman (R)
Senator Ron Gould
Phone: (602) 926-4138
Email: rgould@azleg.gov

Senator Linda Aguirre (D)
Phone: (602) 926-3830
Email: laguirre@azleg.gov

Senator Ken Cheuvront (D)
Phone: (602) 926-5325
Email: kcheuvront@azleg.gov

Senator Linda Gray (R)
Phone: (602) 926-3376
Email: lgray@azleg.gov

Senator John Huppenthal (R)
Phone: (602) 926-5261
Email: jhuppenthal@azleg.gov

Senator Karen Johnson (R)
Phone: (602) 926-3160
Email: kjohnson@azleg.gov

Senator Harry E. Mitchell (D)
Phone: (602) 926-4124
Email: hmitchell@azleg.gov


Background:

Senate Bill 1527 clearly violates a parent's fundamental rights in the
care, custody, and control of their minor children which has been
guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. For a review of many of the
important cases in this area please see our memo at
http://www.hslda.org/docs/nche/000000/00000075.asp .

If you are not yet a member of HSLDA and would like to help us fight
for homeschool freedom and parental rights in Arizona please visit
http://www.hslda.org/join/apply.asp .

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you may sign up at
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Thank you for your part in fighting for freedom in Arizona.

Sincerely,

Thomas Schmidt
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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