The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XV, NUMBER 1
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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 1999
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Cover Story
Home Visits Ruled Unconstitutional by Mass. Supreme Judicial Court

Special Features
A Scorecard for the 105th Congress

Another Home Schooling Statesman

National Center Reports
Vocational Education Bill Passes With Protection

Preparing for the 106th Congress

FDIC Drafts “Know Your Customer” Regulations

Children’s Scholarship Fund Moves Forward

Free Computers for Home Schoolers

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Press Clippings

Notes to Members

Prayer and Praise

Active Cases

President’s Page

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Michigan
Complying Families Need Not Report
    This fall, several school districts sent a letter to home school families asking them to complete a Home School Report form in order to “facilitate compliance” with the compulsory attendance law. In each case, Home School Legal Defense Association attorney Scott Woodruff responded to the school officials in writing, explaining that they had no authority to require the family to complete the form. Not one school official wrote back to disagree.
    If a family is already complying with the law, their compliance does not need to be “facilitated” further by sending in an unnecessary form. Although parents have no legal obligation to fill out such forms, they should not ignore them. If you receive one, send it to HSLDA immediately so we can respond on your behalf.

Michigan
    Ann Arbor’s name grew from the habit of two wives both named Ann who were fond of chatting under a grape arbor. Their husbands named the town for them.