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7/14/2008 2:25:12 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
District of Columbia--Your Attendance Needed at the Final SBOE Hearing Wednesday

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July 14, 2008

District of Columbia--Your Attendance is Needed at the Final
SBOE Hearing Wednesday to Protect Homeschooling Freedom!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

This is our final chance! Everyone who homeschools in D.C. needs to
attend the hearing this Wednesday.

The D.C. State Board of Education will be voting on the homeschooling
regulations this Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at its monthly public
meeting.

As you know, the proposed regulations do not adequately protect D.C.
parents' freedom to direct their children's education, and the only
way to stop the vote is for you to attend Wednesday's meeting.

There will be a public comment period at the beginning of the meeting
during which you can ask the Board to vote "no" on the regulations
until they have been properly revised. If you would like to speak,
you must sign up by 5:30 p.m. TODAY by emailing Beverley Wheeler at
beverley.wheeler@dc.gov .

Chris Klicka plans to testify and bring a letter signed by the House
of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee in
support of fewer homeschooling restrictions.

ACTION REQUESTED

Attend the State Board of Education meeting this Wednesday, July 16.
The hearing will be held at 441 4th Street, NW, Judiciary Square,
Washington, D.C. 20001 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Your children are
welcome to attend, and it could be an educational field trip for them.

Sign up by 5:30 p.m. TODAY to speak during the public comment period.
While you may again describe the problems with the regulations, the
most important message to convey is that we want the revisions that
HSLDA and the D.C. HEA and other D.C. homeschoolers have repeatedly
requested. The Board and OSSE have our revisions -- we want them to
keep their promise to incorporate these provisions!

Pray that God will changes the hearts of the OSSE staff and SBOE
members.

For a list of changes that still need to be made, see
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5303 .

For previously submitted comments and other information, visit our
webpage at www.hslda.org/DC .

Thank you for your support of homeschooling freedom in D.C.! The
battle is not over yet, and if we pull together, we can make a
difference!

Sincerely,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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-> Extreme makeovers are for extreme circumstances...

Most homeschools don't need an extreme makeover, but there is
something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of
accomplishments. Watch the media and you'll soon see that not
everyone wants home educators and homeschooling to look good.
HSLDA works hard to shed light on the good work of home educators
so it's obvious that we don't need someone "making-over" our
homeschools. Join HSLDA and help us show the world that we're fine
as we are . . . thank you!

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1943

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