SB 2075

posted Mar 21, 2019, 6:50 PM by Adhoc Admin

To all Illinois Homeschoolers:

SB2075 made it out of committee unscathed and is headed for its second reading in the senate. This bill obliterates parental rights by stating the government knows better than parents when their child should start the educational process. SB2075 lowers the present age of compulsory attendance from age six down to five. One senator told our lobbyist that the ultimate goal is to the lower the compulsory age to THREE years old.

We understand that there are some families whose children might benefit from extra enrichment earlier in life, but we resist this legislator's attitude that NO families are adequate to address the healthy growth and development of their children without being compelled to step back and let the "experts" do it. How disrespectful! How can they claim to be representing our wishes as their constituents?

While this bill goes from age six to age five, this is just one step closer to such issues as registration and governmental intervention for all homeschoolers as was proposed earlier this year. We cannot sit idle like the frog in the ever-increasing temperatures of government encroachment and wonder ten years from now how we lost our liberties.

We strongly encourage every voting member of each household to personally call their senator AS WELL AS the bill's sponsor Senator Lightford’s office and oppose SB 2075. As always, be courteous but direct.

To help you find your senator, you may go to the following site https://www.elections.il.gov/districtlocator/addressfinder.aspx. For Senator Lightford’s Springfield office, call (217) 782-8505. When calling, there is no need to describe yourself as a homeschooler but simply as a concerned citizen, parent, and taxpayer.

Respectfully,
Your representatives on the
Ad Hoc Committee for
Illinois Home Education Legal and Legislative Matter

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