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12/18/2009 4:55:49 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Michigan: Urgent Legislative Alert

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Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your calls are needed right now to stop legislation which threatens
homeschooling freedom in Michigan. As part of an omnibus education
bill now being considered by a conference committee of both the House
and Senate, the compulsory attendance age would increase from age 16
to 18. On a very fast track, this legislation has already passed both
the House and the Senate in slightly differently forms. As I write
this email, the conference committee is working out the differences
and preparing to present the bill for final approval when the
Legisature reconvenes at 8:00 p.m. this evening. They intend to pass
this legislation tonight!

If this bill passes, it will mean that all homeschooling families in
Michigan must comply with the homeschool law for two years longer than
is now required.

Please call your state senator and your state representative and tell
him or her that you are opposed to this increase in state control over
education. The cost to taxpayers for the additional classroom space
and teachers would be prohibitive, especially during this time of
economic downturn. Additionally, students over the age of 16 who do
not want to continue in school would have a disruptive effect on the
learning environment for other students.

As this is a broad issue involving parental rights, it is not
necessary for you to identify yourself as a homeschooler.

Look up your legislators at: http://hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=7383

Please make the calls now!

Very truly yours,

Dewitt T. Black, III
Senior Counsel
HSLDA

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