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Most Threatening Homeschool Bill in the Nation
HSLDA ^ | February 17, 2012

Posted on 02/22/2012 8:51:32 AM PST by Sopater

On February 13, 2012, Representative Bob Evans (District 91) filed a bill in the Mississippi Legislature that would require parents to obtain permission from a judge to homeschool their children. House Bill 464 would impose a duty on school attendance officers to collect and maintain unspecified and unlimited information on all children being homeschooled and to report this information to the judge of the youth court or chancery court. This information would be used “for the purpose of exempting such children from the truancy laws of this state.” There is no requirement in the bill that there be any case before the judge involving the child whose home instruction program was being reviewed. The judge could simply review the information from the attendance officer and decide that a child’s home instruction program was insufficient, using whatever standard the judge wanted to apply.

Unfortunately, this sounds all too familiar to homeschoolers in Mississippi.

On March 23, 2011, Judge Joe Dale Walker of the Chancery Court of the Thirteenth District issued an order requiring attendance officers to provide to him the names and addresses of all students and their parents within his jurisdiction who were in a home instruction program. There was no case in Judge Walker’s court involving any homeschooling family for which he supposedly needed this information. According to Judge Walker, the purpose of his order was “to enforce the compulsory school attendance law ….” HSLDA represented families from each of the five counties within the Thirteenth District and challenged Judge Walker’s order in the Mississippi Supreme Court. On April 21, 2011, the court granted our petition and vacated the order. (You may read our article about this case online.)

But Representative Evans’ bill would accomplish even more than Judge Walker envisioned in his order last year. (Perhaps it is no mere coincidence that Representative Evans and Judge Walker share the same hometown in Mississippi where they are both lawyers.) If this bill were to pass, youth court and chancery court judges would rule homeschooling in Mississippi. They alone would have the authority to decide whether a family might continue to homeschool, even when the family had not been accused of failing to comply with the law. Mississippi would change from one of the best states in which to homeschool to the absolute worst.

Prompted by Home School Legal Defense Association’s e-lert to our members and friends in Mississippi on February 15, 2012, hundreds of homeschoolers contacted members of the two legislative committees to which the bill had been assigned. After only a few hours, key legislators offered assurances that HB 464 would not go anywhere in these committees. They complained that they were not able to give attention to other bills because of all the calls and emails they were receiving about HB 464. The homeschoolers had gotten their attention.

In response to the many calls and emails Representative Evans received from outraged parents, he formulated a standard email reply, expressing his support of their right to teach their children at home. He said that passage of the bill would mean that “your children and all other home-schooled children will be protected from unwarranted government intervention ….” We can only imagine what the bill would say if Representative Evans were not a friend of homeschooling.


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There's a couple of gov't officials wanting to come after homeschoolers in Mississippi. Call or write Rep Evans now!
1 posted on 02/22/2012 8:51:36 AM PST by Sopater
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To: Sopater

When will you need a Judge’s permission to take your children with you when you move out of Mississippi?


2 posted on 02/22/2012 8:53:20 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

If my children were still in school, I would not only take them out of Mississippi, I would take them out of this country. PERMANENTLY until they were 18, then the choice would be theirs.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 8:56:15 AM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: mojitojoe

It is all about the money. Schools routinely get reimbursed for the students actually attending. Fewer students, less money. It is not about education


4 posted on 02/22/2012 8:59:41 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: Sopater

And the chances of this bill passing the Mississippi state legislature is?


5 posted on 02/22/2012 8:59:49 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; KLT; montesquiue; ...

Mississippi ping


6 posted on 02/22/2012 9:11:55 AM PST by WKB (Anything Obama: "What a revoltin' development this is")
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To: DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; KLT; montesquiue; ...

Mississippi ping


7 posted on 02/22/2012 9:13:05 AM PST by WKB (Anything Obama: "What a revoltin' development this is")
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To: Sopater

is this a dim or is he a repube????


8 posted on 02/22/2012 9:16:58 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Sopater

homeschool bump


9 posted on 02/22/2012 9:18:29 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Sopater

A dim in a VERY gerrymandered district


10 posted on 02/22/2012 9:18:41 AM PST by Nifster
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3; bd476; 2Jedismom; metmom

Ping your lists!


11 posted on 02/22/2012 9:20:22 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Albion Wilde; Sopater; massgopguy; mojitojoe; rstrahan; proxy_user; WKB; Nifster; FourPeas; ...

While you were sleeping, schools have been nationalized.

In this video series with Alex Jones, Charlotte says that she has documents that say that there will be no private schools in America.

13:58 on the first video – taking tax money means you will take the test
School to work is mentioned.

Life in America Under Agenda 21 with whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt 1/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEfdpC6Vjfs&feature=player_embedded

In this video at the very beginning, she says that
language that prohibits tax money going to religious schools is removed.

Life in America Under Agenda 21 with whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt 2/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puzO-oW9e8c&feature=player_embedded

Life in America Under Agenda 21 with whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt 3/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trs7ulKbPZw&feature=player_embedded

Life in America Under Agenda 21 with whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt 4/4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twemnnvUxbA&feature=player_embedded


12 posted on 02/22/2012 9:33:35 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

sorry alex jones is as nutty as ron paul


13 posted on 02/22/2012 9:38:37 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Charlotte does the talking


14 posted on 02/22/2012 9:40:20 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Sopater

if I were a legislator in the deep south who tried this I’d invest in an iron collar and some type of body spray that tar won’t stick to


15 posted on 02/22/2012 10:03:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Whenifhow

alex and the people he comes up with are Jesse Ventura over the top.....


16 posted on 02/22/2012 10:32:04 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Charlotte Iserbyt website
http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/

about the author
http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/pages/author.htm

List of pdf files
http://www.americandeception.com/index.php?page=usercat&catid=9


17 posted on 02/22/2012 10:47:40 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Sopater

WARNING the following is pure sarcasm to illustrate the absurdity of government intervention.

There is a very simple solution that the government already provides and highly encourages which will prevent any of these school choice issues.

Simply exercise your choice to kill your child before they are born or shortly thereafter (and make liberals very happy and BO just loves the partial birth abortion) that way you will not have a problem attempting to exercise your CHOICE over schooling. Problem solved. You were just attempting “choice” that government and their commie union buddies do not approve of.

See how simple it is when you follow government’s recommended and approved method of choice?

Also, using this government approved method of choice, another confrontation with government would be avoided in later life if the person was in extreme pain and wanted to die.

The problem is, once you are born, all choice goes away thanks to government intervention. If they cannot nudge you to make the right choice (in their commie minds) they will tax you to make the right choice or if all fails they will use the full brute force of government to insure the right choice.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 11:02:45 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Sopater

I’m going to guess.....Evans is a Democrat.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 11:07:28 AM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Sopater; bamahead; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; adopt4Christ; ...

HOMESCHOOL PING

This ping list is for articles of interest to homeschoolers. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping List. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added or removed from either list, or both.

The keyword for the FREE REPUBLIC HOMESCHOOLERS’ FORUM is frhf.

20 posted on 02/22/2012 11:34:15 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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