From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


3/3/2008 2:17:41 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
District of Columbia--Attend Hearing to Protect Homeschooling Freedom in D.C.!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

New Proposed Rules Threaten Parental Freedom in D.C.

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education has proposed new
rules for homeschooling in the District of Columbia. These rules
would radically change the District's legal landscape for the worse
and potentially give the government far more control over you and your

The state school board has called a hearing for 5:30 p.m. this
WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2008. This will be the only item on the board's
agenda that evening, and we would like to have as many parents present
as possible to testify. Despite this short notice, we must make every
effort to attend, and let the board know that these regulations are
neither necessary nor acceptable to D.C. parents.

If you are able to come and testify, please email my office at Include your name, phone number, address and what
you would like to testify about (briefly). I will be sending out an
analysis and talking points to help you prepare your testimony.
Because each person may testify for only three minutes, we want to
make sure that all the key points are covered in the testimony. Be
sure to also let us know whether or not you are currently instructing
your children at home. Homeschooled high school students are also
invited and encouraged to attend and to testify.


Attend the State Board of Education meeting schedule for this
Wednesday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be held at One
Judiciary Square--First Floor Chambers, 441 Fourth St. NW Washington,
D.C. 20001.

To see the proposed rules and access more information about D.C.
homeschooling, visit .


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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