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2/15/2011 2:31:16 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
West Virginia: Delegate Introduces Draconian Bill

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West Virginia: Delegate Introduces Draconian Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Today, Delegate Michael Manypenny introduced House Bill 3152 which
would severely infringe on the rights of homeschooling parents in West
Virginia. The bill restricts homeschoolers from taking any test other
than the "WESTEST" in order to comply with the testing assessment
requirement in the homeschool law and would grant broad rule-making
authority to the State Board of Education to determine whether a child
could "remain in a home school environment." The bill appears to
intend to seek to require all homeschooled students take the WESTTEST
which is the state-sponsored and administered public school assessment
test. Delegate Manypenny is the sole sponsor of this ill-advised
piece of legislation which has been referred to the education
committee.

ACTION REQUESTED

None at this time. HSLDA is working closely with CHEWV and Heritage
Communications to oppose this legislation. We will continue to
monitor this legislation and inform you if and when action is needed
to defend your freedom. For more information about the bill you can
visit:

http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/WV

Thank you for your support as we stand together to defend freedom for
homeschooling in West Virginia!

Sincerely,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Staff Attorney

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