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7/21/2011 2:53:40 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Homeschool Law Represents Victory for Freedom

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New Homeschool Law Represents Victory for Freedom

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

This week, as part of dramatic budget negotiations, the Minnesota
legislature passed and the governor signed the 2011 K-12 Omnibus
Education Policy Bill. The new law adopts virtually all of the
recommendations made by the Minnesota Association of Christian Home
Educators ("MACHE") and HSLDA and will make it easier to homeschool in
Minnesota. This bill represents work initiated three years ago by
MACHE and HSLDA in partnership with Senator Gen Olsen.

HSLDA applauds the resolute and untiring work of the MACHE board,
especially MACHE's legislative liaison, John Tuma. Countless hours
were invested in guiding this bill through the legislative process.
HSLDA also thanks Senator Olsen and Representatives Mary Kiffmeyer and
Sondra Erickson, who deserve great credit as champions of the
homeschool mandate reduction language. You can visit the MACHE website
here (http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=11856 ) to get contact
information for these legislators who deserve our thanks for their
work in support of homeschooling freedom.

HSLDA is pleased to have been part of this successful effort to
improve Minnesota's homeschool law. If you are not a member of HSLDA
or MACHE, today would be a great day to join! Without the support of
members, victories like this would not be possible. I invite our
members to send this email to someone who is not a member with an
encouragement to join and support our work on behalf of homeschoolers
in Minnesota, around the country and around the world!

We are working to create new forms and documents to assist you in
complying with the new law and will notify you when these forms are
ready for use in the near future. As always, should you have any
questions about homeschooling, do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for standing with us for homeschool freedom!

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
Your HSLDA Staff Attorney

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