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1/11/2012 3:56:49 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Jersey--Please Call to Terminate Mandatory Homeschool Notice Bill

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New Jersey--Please Call to Terminate Mandatory Homeschool Notice Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker (District 28-Essex) has filed a bill,
A1375, that would require any parent intending to homeschool a child
in New Jersey to file a notice with the local public school
superintendent by August 15 containing the child's name, age and
residence.

Her bill would result in the filing of 44,000 pieces of needless
paperwork every year--one for every homeschooled child in the state.
Under her bill, parents could lose the right to homeschool their child
merely because they miss the deadline. If the parents tried to
homeschool anyway, they could be taken to court or investigated by
DYFS.

New Jersey already has a sensible legal framework for homeschooling
that has worked for over 40 years. It requires parents to provide an
education equivalent to what public schools provide. No changes are
needed.

ACTION REQUESTED

If you live in Assemblywoman Tucker's district, please call her at
(973) 926-4320 and ask her to withdraw A1375. Your courteous message
can be as simple as:

"Please withdraw A1375. New Jersey has a sensible legal framework for
homeschooling right now. No changes are necessary."

Use this link to see if you live in Tucker's district
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13284 .

BACKGROUND

A task force composed of HSLDA, Education Network of Christian
Homeschoolers, Catholic Homeschoolers of New Jersey, New Jersey
Homeschool Association, and National Black Home Educators, and others,
opposes A1375.

I was recently asked: "What's wrong with adding a requirement that
homeschoolers file a simple notice each year?" I responded: "Would
this improve any child's education?" The candid answer I received was
"No."

Both nationally and looking at New Jersey by itself, homeschoolers
score at least 30 percentile points higher on standardized tests than
others. Homeschool students receive an outstanding education and are
courted by many colleges.

We greatly value you and your support--it is a privilege to serve you!
If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider
taking a moment today to join or recommend us and support our work
defending individual families threatened by government officials and
protecting homeschooling freedom for all? Join now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=13285

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely,

Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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