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

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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


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