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Call Now to Challenge Common Core

Homeschooling in Wyoming

Take action before Friday!



Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members with legal issues in your state. He and his wife homeschooled their children.
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Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

We need your help to support a bill that could put the brakes on Common Core in South Dakota.

Common Core is an attempt to take away each state’s authority to decide what to teach in the schools and give it to a national committee. If the power to decide what schoolchildren learn is centralized in Washington, D.C., homeschoolers may suffer as collateral damage.

If Common Core becomes firmly rooted, one day your children may be told they cannot get a scholarship, or get into college, or get a job, or get into the military, because their education did not comply with Common Core.

To protect homeschool freedom in the long term, it is vital that each state retain the power to decide its own educational destiny.

Senate Bill 64 (summarized in the “background section”) is an excellent opportunity to slow down South Dakota’s rush into Common Core, or maybe even push it into reverse. SB 64 has passed the Senate, but it must pass the House as well. A vote could occur on Friday!

Action Requested

Please call your representative before Friday. Your message can be as simple as: “Please vote yes on SB 64. There are many important unanswered questions about Common Core, and SB 64 will help us get to the bottom.”

It is not necessary to identify yourself as a homeschooler. It will hurt everyone if South Dakota loses the ability to choose its own educational destiny.

Use this link to find out who your representative is.

Background

The bill prohibits the state from adopting any additional Common Core standards until at least July 1, 2016.

It also requires the state to advertise four hearings, one in each of the state’s main population centers, and requires a quorum of the State Board of Education to be present for each hearing.

For more information about how Common Core threatens homeschool freedom, click on this link.

Thank you for standing with us for freedom!

Sincerely,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.,
Home School Legal Defense Association

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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