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8/11/2008 4:36:58 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Ohio--ODE Receives nearly 9,000 Comments on Homeschooling Regulation

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Ohio--ODE Receives nearly 9,000 Comments on Homeschooling Regulation

Dear Ohio Members and Friends:

As we rejoice in the decision by a California appeals court that
homeschooling is legal under the current framework of laws without
parents needing a teaching certificate, we want to recognize and thank
all Ohio homeschoolers who took the time to comment on the current
homeschool rule review process and work to preserve homeschooling
freedom in the Buckeye State.

Officials in the Ohio Department of Education report that they
received nearly 9,000 comments from the public regarding the five-year
review process for Ohio's homeschooling regulation. We are grateful
for the involvement of our members and other supporters of
homeschooling in Ohio. That large of a response shows us that many
Ohio homeschoolers took the time to make the point that homeschooling
regulations in Ohio are working fine and do not need to be changed.

In a previous message we reported that this was the first time a
review of the homeschool regulation has ever received a public comment
period. Now that the public comment period has ended, the DOE will
review the comments and determine whether or not it should submit
recommended changes to the State Board of Education. The rules review
process has been documented by several organizations, and you can
click here http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5401
to find those resources and to learn more.

By asking for every homeschooler in Ohio to comment, HSLDA hoped to
provide a massive public response that would overwhelmingly show that
for those most affected, the current rule is working just fine and
doesn't need any tinkering. We hope that this is the message received
at the ODE. Thank you for taking the time to submit your comment.
HSLDA will continue to monitor this process and keep you informed.

Thank you for all you do in support of homeschooling freedom!


Sincerely,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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