Originally Sent: 2/14/2014
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Urgent: Block Long-Term Threat to Homeschool Freedom
Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:
Kansans have a tremendous opportunity this week to move toward withdrawing their state from the most dangerous long-term threat to homeschool freedom ever to arise from within our own borders: Common Core.
Common Core is an aggressive, well-funded effort to convince states to surrender control of what students learn and hand it off to a multi-state organization closely allied with the agenda of centralizing the control of education in Washington, D.C.
If the Common Core agenda succeeds, homeschoolers could soon become virtually the only folks in the country not teaching their kids the Common Core content. As non-conformers, we could find our children marginalized for jobs, scholarships, college admission, the military, and subject to other types of discrimination.
HB 2621 is an excellent bill that would neutralize the Common Core threat in Kansas. But it faces a crucial test in committee Wednesday. It needs your help! If it passes, it could move quickly to the floor of the Kansas House of Representatives.
1. Please call your Kansas state representative before Wednesday. Use this link to find out who he or she is. Your message can be as simple as: "Please vote YES on HB 2621. It will get Kansas out of the Common Core mess and give Kansans the power to control their own educational destiny again." Or you can formulate your own message using information in the "Background" section of this email.
This affects everyone, so it is not necessary to identify yourself as a homeschooler.
2. Get connected with other groups that are working hard to get Kansas out of the Common Core.
With little public scrutiny, several years ago Kansas education officials steered the state into the Common Core quagmire—in exchange for a chance at a large sum of federal money.
The most important battleground right now is individual states. They still have a realistic opportunity—at least for now—to pull their state out of Common Core. If enough states turn their backs on Common Core and return control of education policy to the respective states, Common Core will collapse from within.
Kansas is a key state because a significant number of state lawmakers have already seen Common Core's massive inherent problems (quite apart from the potential loss of homeschool freedom). A bill is now pending in Kansas, HB 2621, which would accomplish virtually everything necessary to give Kansans control of their educational destiny again.
Read these 12 FAQs to become quickly familiar with all the major Common Core issue.
Check out these resources to increase the depth of your knowledge.
Thank you for standing with us for freedom!
P.S. We greatly value you and your support-it is a privilege to serve you! 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 enables us to defend individual families threatened by government officials and protect homeschooling freedom for all. Join now >>
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