From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


2/22/2013 12:39:40 PM
Dee Black--HSLDA
Mississippi: Calls Needed to Stop Common Core Standards Bill

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Calls Needed to Stop Common Core Standards Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Your calls and emails are needed to stop Mississippi Senate Bill 2056,
which involves the implementation of Common Core State Standards
(CCSS) for college readiness. The CCSS are standards published by the
National Governors Association in 2010 for public schools. But Senate
Bill 2056 would extend the application of the CCSS to college
readiness and thus college admission. State colleges and universities
in Mississippi may determine whether to admit a student based on his
or her performance in courses whose contents reflect the CCSS.
Obviously this would discriminate against the vast majority of
homeschool graduates whose secondary curriculum was not based on the
CCSS to the extent that they would probably be denied entrance to a
Mississippi college or university.

Senate Bill 2056 passed the Senate on February 13. It is now in the
House Universities and Colleges Committee, which could vote on this
bill at any time. Members of the committee need to know that
Mississippi homeschoolers do not want this bill to become law.
Action Requested

1. Please call and/or email members of the House Universities and
Colleges Committee with this message or something similar in your own

"Please vote against Senate Bill 2056, which would extend the
application of Common Core State Standards to college readiness.
Students who graduate from a nonpublic school should not have to use a
public school curriculum in order to be admitted to college."

If your last name begins with A-K, please contact:

Nolan Mettetal, Chairman
(601) 359-3331

Gregory Holloway, Vice-Chairman
(601) 359-2435

Toby Barker
(601) 359-3362

Richard Bennett
(601) 359-2860

Cecil Brown
(601) 359-9396

Kelvin Buck
(601) 359-4083

Kimberly Campbell Buck
(601) 359-4083

Clara Burnett
(601) 359-2422

Lester Carpenter
(601) 359-2425

Bob Evans
(601) 359-3354

Joey Hood
(601) 359-3339

Mac Huddleston
(601) 359-3340

Bill Kinkade

If your last name begins with L-M, please contact:

John Thomas "Trey" Lamar, III
(601) 359-2431

Hank Lott
(601) 359-2435

Steve Massengill
(601) 359-3338

Brad Mayo
(601) 359-2431

Doug McLeod
(601) 359-3311

Pat Nelson
(601) 359-3339

Brad A. Oberhousen
(601) 359-2439

Randall Patterson
(601) 359-4074

Bobby Shows
(601) 359-3337

Gary V. Staples
(601) 359-3017

Jody Steverson
(601) 359-2435

Tommy Taylor

Adrienne Wooten
(601) 359-2433

Charles Young, Jr.
(601) 359-2432

2. Please forward this email to every family you know who is not a
member of HSLDA and urge them to contact members of the committee
about this bill.

View the text of this bill:

For more information on the Common Core State Standards, please see
our article:

Please call or email today!


Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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