September 06, 2007

Call to Help Homeschoolers in Houston

Here's an alert from HSLDA that requires a phone call if you are in the Harris County, Houston - Texas area:

Texas: Action Needed to Stop Harris County Curfew

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

As announced in our previous e-lert on August 29, 2007, the Harris County Juvenile Curfew Review Committee had a public hearing regarding implementing a daytime curfew. The curfew would be imposed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the school year and would apply to minors under the age of 17.

At this hearing, many people spoke against the curfew. In addition, numerous emails were to the Committee opposing any type of daytime curfew. However, several law enforcement officials strongly supported it.

The Review Committee will be making a recommendation to the Harris County Commissioners. The Commissioners will then vote on this issue on September 11, 2007.

Requested Action:

HSLDA encourages you to contact the Commissioners to express your opposition to the curfew.

Precinct 1:
El Franco Lee

Precinct 2:
Sylvia Garcia

Precinct 3:
Steve Radack

Precinct 4:
Jerry Eversole

Information about daytime curfews and HSLDA's opposition to them can be found in our online Issues Library at:

In the fight for liberty,
Darren A. Jones
HSLDA Staff Attorney

As for me, I'm doing school planning, homeschooling, and the usual household management things. I'm planning field trips, too. Sorry, but I'm too busy for a personal post today! Hope you are having a great week!

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Anonymous said...

That's just ridiculous! I went to college (in Texas, but in the AUstin area) when I was 16.

Would I have had to wait 2 years and sit around the house waiting until I was old enough to go out by myself?!

The government has lost its mind.

Peoria Pundit said...

First, I like your blog.

Second, I support home schooling. But I don't quite understand why home schoolers would have a stake in this. Would this curfew include children who are at the park WITH their parents? What do you want to see changed in this law?

My Boaz's Ruth said...

Homeschooled children that have finished their schoolwork (or not having school day on a particular public school day) may be out playing on their own even during normal school hours.

Besides, it really isn't a proper function of government. It's a proper function of parents to determine when their children can or can not be out and about. The government only gets involved when th child breaks a law (shoplifting, for example) and then their interest should be fairly confined to the law-breaking.



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