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4/8/2008 1:56:10 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Nevada: Governor Proclaims Home Education Awareness Week

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April 8, 2008

Nevada: Governor Proclaims Home Education Awareness Week

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Governor Jim Gibbons proclaimed March 31-April 5 as Nevada Home
Education Awareness Week.

James Ellis, a homeschooling dad from Carson City, initiated the
proclamation with the governor's office. No one expected the governor
would sign it the day after it was effective--and that homeschoolers
would be notified after the designated week!

Nonetheless, the Homeschool Proclamation issued from the highest
office of Nevada is tremendous recognition of the contribution of
homeschoolers. We are thankful for this and look forward to these
proclamations to be issued annually.

The key wording of the Proclamation is below:

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to the education of our
children and to upholding the values and goals that strengthen the
family; and

WHEREAS, home-based schooling may be the fastest-growing form of
education in the United States (at 7% to 12% per year), home-based
education is also growing around the world in many nations; and

WHEREAS, there are about 2 million home school students in the United
States; there were an estimated 1.9 to 2.4 million children (in grades
K to 12) home educated during 2005-2006 in the United States; and

WHEREAS, families engaged in home-based education are not dependent on
public, tax-funded resources for their children's education; the
finances associated with their home schooling likely represent over
$16 billion that taxpayers do not have to spend since these children
are not in public schools; and

WHEREAS, home school students score above average on achievement tests
regardless of their parents' level of formal education of their
family's household income;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIM GIBBONS, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do
herby proclaim March 30-April 5, 2008, as HOME EDUCATION AWARENESS
WEEK.

To print out the Proclamation go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5007 .

Sincerely,

Chris Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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As a member of HSLDA, you have 80,000 families standing with you
to protect and advance homeschool freedoms in the United States
and foreign countries.

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

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