Thank you for posting this information, Riccalo. The first 45 views were mine showing it to people.
Took an issue like this one to get me registered.
I am only 4 months into homeschooling our 17 year old. The 9 year old will join us when she finishes her 4th grade public school classroom in June. We are new to this and are wondering what on earth we were thinking before now. Homeschooling has absolutely made converts of our whole family. We see the positive results every day.
I am thinking it's time to e-mail or meet with politicians. The idea of registering my children is frightening. Call me paranoid - because I am on this issue - but my gut is telling me this is all wrong. For starters, my children have had their social security numbers since birth. I notify the state and federal officials of my kids each year via my tax forms. Why else does another agency want to keep tabs on us?
Mandating registration within the school district seems like just a first step. I am concerned with what rights may be taken away and what future bills might be introduced.
Because I have had children in the same small public school district for 20 years, I CHOSE to notify building principals (by personal meetings and follow up letters) of my children leaving. By law, I didn't HAVE to do anything. I was just being courteous to old friends.
Question: Any ideas for e-mail content to my rep? I don't want to sound like a weirdo. LOL Ironically, I have an adult child lobbying at the Capitol today on another issue. Who knew I needed her to speak up on a second issue?