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2/5/2007 11:45:52 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
North Dakota--Calls Needed to Support Homeschool Freedom!

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February 5, 2007

North Dakota--Calls Needed to Support Homeschool Freedom!

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

Tomorrow morning, February 6, the Senate Education Committee will
consider a bill to expand homeschool options for North Dakotans. The
committee will conduct a hearing on Senate Bill 2371, which would
permit grandparents and foster parents to conduct home education
programs. Additionally, this bill would clarify that homeschool
students need only take the basic battery of standardized achievement
tests. It would also remove the requirement that tests chosen by the
homeschool supervisor be nationally normed.

Show your support for this bill by contacting members of the Senate
Education Committee and attending the hearing at the Capitol Building
in Bismarck on Tuesday. The hearing will be in the Missouri River Room
at 10:15 a.m. Make this a field trip for your children to observe the
legislative process of state government.

Regardless of whether you attend the hearing, please call and e-mail
members of the committee TODAY and ask them to vote for Senate Bill
2371.

ACTION REQUESTED:

1. Please call and write as many members of the Senate Education
Committee as possible and urge them to vote in favor of Senate Bill
2371 with this message:

"Please vote in favor of Senate Bill 2371, which would permit
grandparents and foster parents to conduct home education programs. It
would also permit homeschool students to take the same type of
standardized achievement tests as public school students."

The contact information for the members of the Senate Education
Committee is as follows:

Sen. Layton W. Freborg, (R): 8th Senate District - Chairman
(701) 442-5712
No e-mail available

Sen. Tim Flakoll, (R): 44th Senate District - Vice-Chairman
(701) 367-5954
tflakoll@nd.gov

Sen. JoNell A. Bakke, (D): 43rd Senate District
No phone number available
jbakke@nd.gov

Sen. Gary A. Lee, (R): 22nd Senate District
701-282-3197
galee@nd.gov

Sen. Ryan M. Taylor, (D): 7th Senate District
701-537-5660
rtaylor@nd.gov

2. Please attend the Senate Education Committee Hearing on Tuesday,
February 6, 2007, at the Capitol Building in Bismarck. If you are
willing to testify, please come early at 9:45 a.m. just outside the
Missouri River Room to coordinate testimonies. Even if you are coming
to show your support by your presence, which is equally important,
please plan to arrive early by 10:00 a.m., just in case the hearing
starts earlier than the scheduled 10:15 a.m. starting time.

To view the text of Senate Bill 2371, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3694

Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
Senior Counsel
HSLDA

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