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1/31/2008 4:19:22 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Nebraska--Hearing On L.B. 1141 Set for February 26

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January 31, 2008

Nebraska--Hearing On L.B. 1141 Set for February 26

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The Nebraska Unicameral Education Committee has scheduled Senator
DiAnne Schimek's bill, L.B. 1141, for a hearing on February 26. On
that day, HSLDA Attorney Michael Donnelly will join other Nebraska
homeschool leaders to testify against this ill-conceived and
unnecessary legislation. Please mark your calendars and plan to join
hundreds of other Nebraska homeschoolers to demonstrate our resolve to
oppose this legislation. It is crucial that as many people as
possible show up to demonstrate our resolve. So please mark your
calendars now and plan to attend. We will give you more details as
the time draws nearer.

Also, if you have not yet registered to attend the NCHEA Legislative
Day, we urge you to do so today. Please come to Lincoln to tell your
senator that Nebraska homeschoolers do not want or need any further
government regulation. Register via email at: register@fsvmail.net

Finally, take a moment to politely register your opinion in opposition
to today's editorial in the Lincoln Journal Star on the homeschool
bill. The Journal Star has taken the position that a simple annual
testing requirement is acceptable.

To read the editorial and comment you can go to:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4708

Of course, the problem with any testing requirement is that it can be
a sneaky way to control what is taught. If a person has to pass a
test, then what is on the test has to be taught - and this is one way
testing bills unreasonably interfere with homeschools. Of course,
academic performance is only one reason that people homeschool. Many
people homeschool their children to provide them with a safer
environment and a tailored and individualized learning program, and to
insure that they are taught family values.

ACTION REQUESTED

> Register for the NCHEA Legislation Day (February 6th).

> Plan to attend the February 26th hearing on LB 1141 as we
demonstrate our resolve to oppose this poor legislation.

> Comment on the Lincoln Journal Star's editorial.

Thank you for all you are doing to preserve homeschooling freedom in
Nebraska!

Very Truly Yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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As a member of HSLDA, you have 80,000 families standing with you
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and foreign countries.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1106

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