Parents are holding a rally before the State House on March 10th at 8:30 am in support of HB 1580 and the right of parents to educate their children as they see fit. We will welcome our representatives as they walk the gauntlet towards the State House, reminding them of a previous rally in January against proposed increases in regulation of parents. Hopefully, our representatives will finally realize that our battle for educational freedom will continue. . . until our rights are recognized.
With the passage of HB 1580 every public school will be motivated to be more responsive to the concerns of parents -- lest those parents freely remove their children. Cooperation will replace the current adversarial attitude which has plagued home schooling parents for twenty years and bogged down the entire system. Supporting parents means supporting local control of education.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children and friends to rally for freedom! Dress warmly. Bring a sign or banner to instruct your representatives to support educational freedom as they approach the State House to vote on this important bill.
CACR 29, asking for recognition of parental rights, dovetails nicely with HB 1580, asking for recognition of parental rights with respect to education. Parents may want to support both bills. Both bills are scheduled to be voted upon during the same House session.
We're hoping to have a few speakers at the rally, including the sponsors of both bills. Afterwards, we can watch the House deliberate from the upstairs balcony of Representatives Hall.
These are our representatives. Be sure to let them know what parents want!