Originally Sent: 6/2/2014
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Calls needed on Two Bills Affecting Homeschoolers
Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:
On Wednesday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m., the Pennsylvania House Education Committee is scheduled to vote on two bills directly affecting home educators. The first is House Bill 1013, which would improve the homeschool law by removing public school superintendents from the evaluation of portfolios and requiring that homeschool diplomas issued by parents be recognized by the Commonwealth. The second is House Bill 2037, which would raise the compulsory school attendance age from 17 to 18. This increase in age would apply even to students who had graduated from a home education program unless it was accredited. Your calls and emails to members of the House Education Committee are needed to pass HB 1013 and defeat HB 2037.
(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:
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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