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Homeschooling rule change that would be harmful according to HLSDA http://www.education....
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: Read more hear:
These rule changes were drafted with no participation by families to be affected. The public input required by law for the changes to be made has been minimized by the Department timing its announcement less than two full business days prior to the hearing. Please support this effort any way you can! If you prefer to meet us at the hearing, be aware it is:
10:00am Tuesday, October 15th
Lincoln Exchange Building 512 South 14th Street, Suite 103
Note the hearing is not at the building where the SBOE holds its monthly meetings.
Tuesday: The Battle for Homeschool Freedom Comes to Grand Island, Scottsbluff, and Lincoln
Take action to oppose harmful rule changes!
-Liberty Education Advocacy Project and NPR4 Agenda 21 Focus Group are asking you to support the homeschooling families on Tuesday.
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:
Scottsbluff Vocational Rehabilitation Office, 505A Broadway, Suite 500, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Grand Island Public Library, 211 North Washington, Grand Island, NE 68801
Lincoln Executive Building, 512 S. 14th Street, Suite 103, Lincoln, NE 68508
Please stand with NCHEA and HSLDA by taking the following actions:
If you are not already a member of NCHEA, I strongly encourage you to join. NCHEA has been a strong partner with HSLDA for many years in the fight for homeschool freedom, and they work tirelessly to keep homeschoolers in Nebraska informed of the challenges and threats arising from regulatory and legislative proposals. Click here to join, and to be added to NCHEA's e-mail list for future updates on homeschool freedom in Nebraska.
I will be attending the Department's hearing on October 15th, and I encourage you to do the same. The Department drafted these rules without asking for any input from NCHEA, HSLDA, or the Nebraska homeschooling community. Your presence will be a powerful reminder to them that homeschoolers care deeply about these issues.
As part of its rule-making procedures, the Department is required by law to take public comments on these proposed changes, and to publish them in a public record. These comments not only play an important role in informing the Department on public sentiment, but they can also play a vital role in challenging harmful regulations in the legislature or the courts. If you would like to contribute comments, there are two ways you can do so:
It's not to late to mail your comments to the state board of education on the proposed rule change for homeschoolers
I went to the hearing this morning and at 150 people showed up just in the Lincoln location. About 20 people testified in Lincoln today opposing the rule change.