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8/2/2006 1:26:15 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Washington--Follow up on Virtual Charter Schools

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August 2, 2006

Washington--Follow up on Virtual Charter Schools

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Last week in our e-lert about public virtual schools, one of the
schools mentioned, the Digital Learning Commons, was incorrectly
grouped with a list of virtual public charter schools.

While the Digital Learning Commons has online courses, it is not a
publicly funded virtual charter school--it is a privately owned
company.

What our previous e-lert should have stated was that several public
schools have used courses from the Digital Learning Commons to
supplement their virtual public programs.

A homeschool family can privately register with the Digital Learning
Commons (DLC) and purchase an online course or courses without being
enrolled in a publicly funded virtual charter school. This means your
child can enroll with DLC and remain free of the government controls
commonly associated with government virtual charter schools.

BACKGROUND

The Digital Learning Commons is a nonprofit organization working to
improve access to educational opportunities and learning resources by
providing high-quality educational materials, online courses, and
technology tools to all students, teachers, and parents in Washington
State.

The DLC is not a school. Rather, students and parents can make use of
a range of online resources to personalize and individualize their
homeschool learning experience, including educator-reviewed and safe
reference materials, supplemental curriculum to enhance instruction,
and over 300 courses in a variety of subjects, including foreign
language and advanced-level courses. You can learn more about the DLC
homeschool membership by visiting online at
http://www.learningcommons.org/homeschool/ or emailing
homesch@learningcommons.org.

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

Sincerely,

Thomas Schmidt
Staff Attorney


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