From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/17/2007 4:14:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Texas: Calls Needed For Tomorrow's Vote for Homeschooler Access to Exams

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Texas: Calls Needed For Tomorrow's Vote
for Homeschooler Access to Exams

Dear HSLDA members and friends:

As we have reported to you before, H.B. 1844, sponsored by
Representative Charlie Howard, will require public school districts to
publish the dates of testing for the PSAT to homeschoolers and allow
homeschoolers to take AP tests.

Thanks for your calls last week to the committee! This bill passed the
House Public Education Committee and will be voted on by the full
House on Wednesday, April 18. HSLDA Legislative Counsel Tom Sanders
has been lobbying for it and has already met with the Senate sponsor,
Senator Kyle Janek to lend HSLDA's support.

We have had reports from our members in the past that they have been
denied access to these tests. This bill will remedy the situation.

Your calls are needed now to ensure the passage of H.B. 1844 by the
full House.


Please call your state representative and give him or her message:

"Please vote in favor of H.B. 1844, introduced by Rep. Howard. This
bill will end the discrimination against homeschool students seeking
to take college entrance exams and PSAT and AP testing."

You can find information on your representative by using our
Legislative Toolbox at

To review the text of this bill you can go to: .

Thank you for you calls to help homeschool students.


Christopher J. Klicka
Senior Counsel

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