The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XVI, NUMBER 1
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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2000
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Cover Story
Going on Offense

Special Features
10 Reasons to Join HSLDA

A Legislative Review of the First Session of the 106th Congress

National Center Reports
FBI Project Megiddo

U.S. Census

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Active Cases

Prayer and Praise

A Contrario Sensu

Around the Globe

Notes to Members

Press Clippings

President’s Page



The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

Psalm 145:17–19

Thank the Lord for blessing HSLDA’s effort to improve state home schooling law around the country and pray that He will bless new efforts to make social workers abide by the Constitution (cover story). More...

Lift up our active cases: Chesapeake Home Educators (MD), Corson (SD), DeSantis (CA), James and John K. (KS), In re Elizabeth Schroeder (OH), and Taylor (CA). And our pending cases: Cutchin (SD), Forstrom (NJ), Harrahill (CA), Hooks (NV), In re Heather B (KS), Mrs. S. (WV), Nabholz (SD), and New (DC). More...

Uphold National Center for Home Education staff as they track federal issues affecting home school. More...

Intercede for those facing new anti-home school legislation or restrictions: Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, North Dakota, and Oregon. More...

Thank the Lord for His protection of home schooling families in many conflicts with school districts or other agencies.

Ask the Lord to give wisdom to New York state home schoolers discussing possible changes to state home instruction regulations More...

Praise God for a New Mexico Supreme Court ruling that an Albuquerque nighttime curfew is unconstitutional. Pray for Tennesseans facing a proposed daytime curfew

Pray for positive attitudes and relationships between siblings, children and parents, spouses, grandparents, and in-laws.

Lift up home schoolers in South Africa dealing with tightened regulations More...

Intercede for home schooling parents and children who may be feeling a touch of “cabin fever” as winter stretches before them. Ask the Lord to give them renewed enthusiasm, encouragement, and fresh ideas.

Pray for home schooling seminars and conferences being organized across the country—that participants and the home schooling movement would be blessed. More...

Lift up those faithfully pressing on during tough trials—tight finances, opposition from extended family members, chronic illness, or death.

Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as Patrick Henry College begins selecting initial faculty members. More...

Ask God to move His people to provide the generous financial support that PHC needs to begin classes in 2000.

Pray that God would be preparing the hearts of PHC’s pioneer group of incoming students.

Lift up families faithfully pressing on amidst difficult challenges—limited funds, pressure from extended family members, ongoing medical problems, or death of a spouse or child.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all Understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6–7