Home School Legal Defense Association

P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134



For Immediate Release Contact: Ian Slatter
May 10, 2004 (540) 338-8663

HOMESCHOOLERS TO HOLD RALLY IN ALBANY



Purcellville, VA – Homeschool families from around New York will gather for the Homeschool Rally at the State Capitol Building tomorrow, Tuesday May 11 at noon.

New York has some of the most restrictive homeschool laws in the country. New York homeschoolers cannot attend New York colleges unless they take the GED, a test designed for high school dropouts. Homeschoolers are not dropouts.

"This year, New York has an opportunity to lift the regulatory burden from both homeschoolers and public school administrators," said Chris Klicka, Senior Counsel for Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).

HSLDA has been at the forefront of the modern homeschool movement and homeschooling is now entering the mainstream.

"Homeschool graduates are succeeding in all walks of life and consequently many families are gaining the confidence to begin homeschooling for themselves," said Klicka

Event – Home School Rally
Location – The West Front of the New York State Capitol Building
Date – Tuesday, May 11 at Noon

If your organization would like to schedule an interview with Chris Klicka (Senior Counsel for HSLDA) please contact Ian Slatter, Director of Media Relations at (540) 338 8663 or via e-mail Ian@hslda.org.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a 20 year old, 80,000 member non-profit organization and the preeminent association advocating the legal right of parents to homeschool their children.