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Homeschool Family Grilled in Court for an Hour
Filed: January, 2006
Nature of Case:The Riveras started homeschooling in 2001 after their daughter was beat up by bullies. After years of schooling at home the family received truancy charges and was ordered to appear before an El Paso, Texas, judge just two days later. Senior Counsel Christopher Klicka prepared a defense for the family in the form of a letter and memorandum to be presented to the judge. The judge read the letter and memorandum out loud, and concluded that the case should be dismissed. The school officials objected, and the Riveras spend the next hour answering questions from the judge. In the end, the judge agreed with Klicka's memorandum, that the family was homeschooling legitimately within Texas law, and dismissed the case.
Last Updated: March 10, 2006