Originally Sent: 1/9/2014
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Calls Needed to Pass Homeschool Bill
Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:
House Bill 1013, legislation that would remove superintendents from evaluating home education programs, has been stalled in the House Education Committee for the past 10 months. Your calls and emails to members of the committee are needed to get this bill moving. They need to know how important passage of this bill is to home educators.
Following are the noteworthy changes that HB 1013 would make in the current law for home education programs:
The current homeschool law was passed in 1988, 25 years ago, at a time when there was a great deal of skepticism about the viability of homeschooling as an educational option. As a result, Pennsylvania’s law remains one of the most restrictive in the nation, second only to New York. Homeschoolers in Pennsylvania have tried for over 10 years to get relief from the oppressive requirements of the current law. It is time for Pennsylvania to join the majority of states that have enacted laws that do not demand unreasonable and unnecessary government oversight of parents teaching their children at home.
(1) Please call or email (both would be better) members of the House Education Committee with this message or something similar in your own words:
“Please vote for House Bill 1013 which would improve the homeschool law of Pennsylvania. It would remove the unnecessary double evaluation of home education programs and streamline administrative procedures for both school districts and parents.”
If your last name begins with A-K, please contact:
Hon. Paul I. Clymer, Chair
Hon. James R. Roebuck Jr., Democratic Chair
Hon. Will Tallman, Secretary
Hon. Jim Christiana, Subcommittee Chair on Higher Education
Hon. Bernie O’Neill, Subcommittee Chair on Basic Education
Hon. Kathy L. Rapp, Subcommittee Chair on Special Education
Hon. Ryan P. Aument
Hon. Joe Emrick
If your last name begins with L-Z, please contact:
Hon. Harold A. English
Hon. Mike Fleck
Hon. Mark M. Gillen
Hon. Seth M. Grove
Hon. Mike Reese
Hon. Todd Rock
Hon. Justin J. Simmons
Hon. Dan Truitt
(2) Please forward this email to other homeschooling families who are not members of HSLDA and ask them to contact members of the committee as well.
Please call or email today!
Very truly yours,
Dewitt T. Black, III
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