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9/3/2009 3:59:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Hampshire--H.B. 368 Superintendents Subcommittee Work Session Rescheduled

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September 3, 2009

New Hampshire--H.B. 368 Survey to Superintendents
Subcommittee Work Session Scheduled - Please Attend!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Back from the summer and ready to dig into its "study" of the
homeschool law in New Hampshire, a New Hampshire House Education
sub-committee has scheduled a meeting to discuss its proposed "Survey
to Superintendents" on September 29, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in
Legislative Office Building 207. The intent of the survey is to
"collect data" from superintendants regarding the homeschool law. We
are asking homeschoolers to attend this meeting, if possible.

While this meeting is but a continuation of the study effort, we
believe that valid research shows that homeschooling produces superior
academic performance. The New Hampshire Education committee's
continuing efforts to impose increased regulation on homeschoolers is
completely contrary to these facts. HSLDA opposes all attempts to
modify the current law. However, if there is to be change, let it be
change to reduce the amount of regulation on home educators. HSLDA
will work with New Hampshire homeschool leaders and freedom-loving
legislators to defend and increase freedom for New Hampshire
homeschoolers in the upcoming legislative session.

We would also like to make you aware of two other items.

First, New Hampshire's new Commissioner of Education, Virginia Barry,
will be Laura Knoy's guest on NHPR's Exchange tomorrow, Friday,
September 4, at 9:00 a.m. The Exchange is an interview/call-in
program. In most parts of New Hampshire you can tune in to 89.1 FM to
listen. For other frequencies or more information, visit their website
at www.nhpr.org . Why not call in and ask Commissioner Barry her
thoughts regarding the need to "study" or make changes to the
homeschool law?

Second, a group of concerned New Hampshire homeschoolers have posted a
petition calling on "the House Education Committee to carefully review
the history and strong tradition of parental rights during their study
of H.B. 368". HSLDA understands that the intent is to deliver this
petition with comments to the education committee. HSLDA supports
this petition and encourages all New Hampshire homeschoolers to review
the petition and sign it.

ACTION REQUESTED

Consider attending this work session, if possible. Strong attendance
at these meetings demonstrates that homeschoolers are concerned about
their freedoms. There will likely be no time for public comment;
however, the public is welcome to attend. If possible, bring a tape
recorder or video recorder along to capture the proceedings. If you
are able to provide any input (the chair may invite public comment if
it desires) you might ask if there will be a "Survey to
Homeschoolers", or if the committee will seek to solicit input from
private schools that serve as participating agencies.

Visit http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6907 . Read the petition and
consider signing it and leaving a comment.

Thank you for your strong support for homeschool freedom in the "Live
Free or Die" state!


Very truly yours,


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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