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5/19/2011 4:23:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
UPDATE -- State Super: "Homeschoolers Need More Oversight!"

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UPDATE -- State Super: "Homeschoolers Need More Oversight!"

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Thank you for contacting the West Virginia Department of Education
regarding increasing state regulation of homeschooling. By way of an
update, Liza Cordeiro from the department contacted HSLDA to clarify
the intent behind the superintendent's statements.

"The West Virginia Department of Education is in no way wanting to
regulate those who are doing the right thing," Cordeiro told HSLDA.
"We are not focusing on legitimate homeschoolers." But when HSLDA
asked the department to retract its statements about calling for
increased homeschool regulations, Ms. Cordeiro declined.

While HSLDA appreciates the department's clarification, new
regulations on homeschooling would impact all homeschoolers, the vast
majority of whom are doing just fine. West Virginia's homeschool law
is already one of the more burdensome in the nation, and empirical
research has shown that increasing state regulation has no effect on
homeschoolers' outstanding academic achievement. Homeschool students
in states with low regulation score just as high, or higher, than
states with high regulation. (See Homeschool Progress Report 2009:
Academic Achievement Demographics).
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11256

Thank you for standing in defense of homeschool freedom.

Standing with you!

Mike

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Your West Virginia Staff Attorney

P.S. --I hope to see you this weekend at the CHEWV conference in
Fairmont where I will be talking about this very issue. For more
information on the conference go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11257

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