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3/21/2013 2:50:48 PM
Mike Donnelly--HSLDA
HSLDA Submits Testimony on Bill to Protect Homeschool Freedom

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HSLDA Submits Testimony on Bill to Protect Homeschool Freedom

Dear Michigan Members and Friends,

The House Education Committee met yesterday to consider House Bill
4276 which would prohibit the state of Michigan from adopting the
Common Core Standards. This bill would reject the "national
curriculum" of Common Core in favor of state-developed standards.
HSLDA supports this bill.

I have submitted written testimony to the committee explaining the
dangers of the Common Core Standards and their negative effect on both
homeschoolers and all Michigan students. You can read a copy of this
testimony here: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17720

The Common Core Standards are the latest attempt to adopt the
one-size-fits-all approach of national curriculum standards. States
have already spent years adopting their own state standards and now
are being enticed with the promise of federal money to adopt these
untested, universal standards. Beyond being bad for our public
schools, adopting national standards can lead to national curriculum
and national tests that would affect homeschoolers and their right to
develop their own curriculum to best meet their children's needs. HB
4276 would prohibit these standards from being adopted in Michigan.

For more information about the Common Core Standards, visit HSLDA's
Issue Page here:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17721
ACTION REQUESTED

Although no action is needed, we encourage you to contact your
representative and give him or her the following messages in your own
words:

"I am calling to support HB 4276, which would prohibit the adoption of
the Common Core Standards. Michigan has spent years preparing its own
state curriculum and adopting these untested, one-size-fits-all
standards would destroy the progress we have made and threaten
parental rights to direct the education of their children. Please vote
in favor of HB 4276 to prevent the adoption of these harmful
standards."

To find your representative's contact information, visit the Michigan
House website here: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17722

Thank you for all you do in defense of freedom for families in the
great state of Michigan!

Very truly yours,


Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

P.S. We greatly value you and your support--it is a privilege to serve
you. Thank you for all you do for freedom! If you or someone you
know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider taking a moment today
to join or recommend us? Your support for our work enables us to
defend individual families threatened by government officials and
protect homeschooling freedom for all. Join now >>
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=17719

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80,000 other homeschool families.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1105

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