From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/23/2012 10:23:47 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Maine: Call Within the Next 2 Hours to Stop Compulsory School Age Expansion!

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Maine: Call Within the Next 2 Hours to Stop Compulsory School Age

Dear Maine HSLDA Members and Friends:

More phone calls are needed immediately!

Your calls are urgently needed within the next two hours to stop a
bill that would lower the starting age for compulsory school
attendance in Maine from 7 to 6 and raise the ending age from the 17th
to the 18th birthday.

LD 1503 would take away your freedom to decide whether school or some
other path is best for your 17-year-old to follow. It would take away
your freedom to decide if your 6-year-old is ready for mandatory
education. And it would result in higher taxes as unprepared
6-year-olds and unwilling older students are forced to stay in


Call both your representative and your senator as soon as you open
this email and ask them to oppose the bill.

Your message can be as simple as:

"Please vote no on LD 1503. Parents, not state officials, know whether
their 17-year-old should pursue formal education or some other
preparation for life responsibilities. The extra cost of forcing
unwilling young adults into a formal school setting should not be
added to our tax burden. Parents know best whether a 6-year-old is
ready for school."

Use our Legislative Toolbox at
and type in your ZIP code to determine who your senators and
representatives are. It's fine to leave a message for your senator or

This bill would undermine the freedom of all parents. It is not
necessary for you to identify yourself as a homeschooler.

Thank you for your calls on behalf of freedom in Maine!


Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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