Originally Sent: 10/11/2013
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Tuesday: The Battle for Homeschool Freedom Comes to Grand Island, Scottsbluff, and Lincoln
Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,
In response to homeschooler’s recent victory in the Thacker case, the Nebraska Department of Education is considering amendments to Rules 12 and 13.
The Nebraska Christian Home Educator’s Association (NCHEA) and HSLDA are strongly opposed to these changes, which are overwhelmingly negative:
Your action is desperately needed to oppose these harmful rule changes, and to preserve the victories that homeschoolers have won in the legislature and the courts.
The Department cannot make these rule changes without first taking public comments. The Nebraska Department of Education has scheduled a hearing on these changes, which will be simulcast via video conference at the following three locations across the state:
Please stand with NCHEA and HSLDA by taking the following actions:
On May 31, 2013, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled unanimously in State v. Thacker that a family who had waited to begin homeschooling their five children until after the public schools were in session was not guilty of truancy. The decision not only put to rest the dangerous assertion that children are “presumed” to be enrolled in public schools, but also reinforced the fact that parents do not need “approval” from the Department of Education before they can begin homeschooling.
The Nebraska Department of Education has decided to respond to homeschoolers’ overwhelming victory in Thacker by amending its rules for creating exempt schools (Rules 12 and 13). NCHEA and HSLDA have reviewed these amendments, and they are almost entirely harmful to homeschoolers. Click the following links to review the proposed changes to Rule 12 and Rule 13 for yourself.
Standing with you for freedom,
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