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8/22/2012 1:48:24 PM
Scott Woodruff--HSLDA
Kansas--No More Calls Needed to KSBE

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Kansas--No More Calls Needed to KSBE

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Your letters and emails had an impact! Kansas State Board of
Education Chair David Dennis was quoted in an article over the weekend
as saying he received "a ton" of emails!

Late Monday, Dennis emailed me, CHECK leaders, and others,
acknowledging the "great feedback" KSBE board members had received and
saying, "I do not see a reason at this time to include further
discussion [of home school issues] during the September board
meeting."

The situation is still fluid, but based on the chair's statement, I am
cautiously optimistic that the KSBE is no longer going to pursue the
issue of homeschool legislation. Any time, of course, is a good time
to tell your elected representatives (like the KSBE members) how you
feel on an important subject. However, I do not believe any further
calls or emails to KSBE board members are necessary right now.

Kansas has a sensible legal framework for homeschooling. It involves
a high standard of performance (a private school teacher must be
competent), a low level of wasteful red tape (one-time registration of
private schools), and a clear enforcement mechanism (through a
prosecuting attorney). No changes are necessary.

Recent events serve as a powerful reminder that the freedom to
homeschool depends, to a very significant extent, on whether the
representatives you elect to the Kansas legislature view themselves
primarily as the guardians of your liberty or rather as the supporters
of government involvement in the lives of individuals. Your
participation in the coming state and national elections will deeply
influence which type of person writes the laws for Kansas and the
nation. If you ever had any doubt, you know in the wake of the KSBE
situation that you have a very, very personal stake in who is elected
to office.

Please consider every possible way in which you and your family can
support state and national candidates who are dedicated to making the
preservation of liberty their number one priority. If you're not sure
where to start, consider looking into Generation Joshua
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15524 , the branch of HSLDA that
helps young people develop a sense of ownership in their government.
Gen J (as we like to call it) has an amazing record of motivating
young adults to develop a participatory attitude toward civics, and a
long track record of helping liberty-loving candidates win office.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely Yours,

Scott Woodruff
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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