From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


6/17/2011 1:03:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Connecticut: Bad Bill Dies

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

June 17, 2011

Connecticut--Bad Bill Dies

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Good news! Senate Bill 930, legislation that would have eliminated a
parent's right to determine whether a six year old must attend school,
died in the House of Representatives when the Connecticut General
Assembly adjourned on June 8, 2011.

As originally introduced, Senate Bill 930 would have eliminated
completely the option that parents now have not to send a six year old
to school. The amended version of this bill passed by the Senate would
have permitted a parent to keep a six year old out of school only if
(1) a physician certified that the child should not attend school
until age seven or (2) the child had been identified as having a
developmental delay. Even with these exceptions, the parent would not
have been permitted to exercise his or her independent judgment as to
when a child should begin formal instruction.

Many thanks to all of you who contacted members of the House and
expressed your opposition to this unwarranted infringement on the
right of parents to direct the education of their children.
Considering the fact that this bill had passed the Senate by an
overwhelming vote of 34 to 1, there is no doubt that your calls and
emails made the difference in defeating this bill.

HSLDA worked closely with The Education Association of Christian
Homeschoolers (TEACH) in Connecticut to get the word out to
homeschoolers about this threat to your freedom. We urge you to
support this state organization which is committed to furthering the
interests of homeschooling families.

Very truly yours,

Dewitt T. Black, III
Senior Counsel

-> You can only do so much...

No one can be everywhere at once. And you can't be at home,
teaching your children, while monitoring your state's legislature.
Through electronic legislative services, HSLDA is monitoring state
legislation for you -- watching and listening carefully for any
proposed laws that could erode your right to homeschool.
Join HSLDA today-we'll watch out for your future.

More reasons to join HSLDA...

The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-2733

How To Subscribe:

- Subscribe to the HSLDA E-lert Service at our website:

- Or send an email with name and complete mailing address to:

Subscription Information:

- You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:


- To unsubscribe from the HSLDA E-lert Service send an email from
the email address you want to unsubscribe to:

- To change your email address or make other changes to your
subscription, visit the HSLDA E-lert Service account web page at:

POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we
have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you
have other problems, please reply to
DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message
from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers.
HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded,
or sent by any party other than HSLDA.
NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address; is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to
receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this
address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also
email staff directly through the Members website at Thank you for your cooperation.