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9/3/2010 2:50:22 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Texas: Education Agency Audit of Public Schools

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Texas: Education Agency Audit of Public Schools

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

A recent article in the Houston Chronicle has caused some alarm in the
Texas homeschool community. However, HSLDA believes that the Texas
Education Agency is acting in an appropriate manner in combating fraud
in the public schools.

The Chronicle's article of September 2, 2010, entitled "High Number of
Home-Schooled Students Leads to State Audit,"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9043 is a follow-up to its March 10,
2010, article regarding possible fraud in public schools. Darren Jones
of HSLDA sent out an e-lert http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=9044
regarding that article, clarifying some of the inaccurate statements
that the Chronicle had made.

In the most recent Chronicle article, the Texas Education Agency has
revealed that in an attempt to combat public-school fraud, it will be
conducting an audit of students who have recently withdrawn from
public middle or high schools. It appears possible that some public
schools are claiming that students who are withdrawing from their
school are going to be homeschooled, when the student may simply be
quitting. This means that the public school would not have to report a
student as a dropout.

HSLDA fully supports the Texas Education Agency's effort to make sure
that public schools are accurately reporting and to make sure that
state money is not misspent. However, if you or any other
homeschoolers are harassed in any way by the TEA, please let us know
so that we can assist you.

Darren A. Jones
Staff Attorney

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