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VOLUME XVI, NUMBER 6
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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2000
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Cover Story
Erasing the Barriers for Children with Special Learning Needs

Special Features

An Interview with the Forstroms

An Interview with Betty Statnick: HSLDA’s Special Needs Coordinator

National Center Reports

Will the 2000 Elections Impact Home School Freedom?

106th Congress Wrap-Up

Across the States

State by State

Regular Features

Active Cases

Prayer and Praise

Notes to Members

Presidents Page

F. Y. I.

Association News

An Affirmative Plan: Debate Tournament

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Freedom Watch
Will the 2000 Elections Impact Home School Freedoms?

Like most elections, this one yields both positives and negatives for home school families. As this article goes to press, Texas Governor George Bush, a friend of home school freedoms, was locked in a battle for electoral votes with Vice President Al Gore. Home School Legal Defense Association is praying that the White House will be occupied by a president who understands the issues affecting home schoolers.

Senate results are less positive. Several members who were generally friendly to our issues were defeated. Perhaps most disturbing was the election of several senators who have spoken openly about their support for United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Given the now even split between Republicans and Democrats, issues such as this will become even more important.

The balance of power in the House of Representatives remains about the same with the loss and gain of several seats on both sides. Fortunately, some of the greatest champions of home school freedom were re-elected.

Elections are a good reminder that Scripture commands us to pray for our elected leaders, no matter who they are.