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VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 1
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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2001
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Cover Story
A Scorecard For the 106th Congress

How Did They Vote?

The Scorecard

Our Thought on the Scorecard

Special Features
Patrick Henry College expands career choices

Across the States
An overview of state legislation for 2000

State by State

Regular Features
Notes to Members

Active Cases

Around the Globe

Prayer and Praise

President’s Page

FYI
HSLDA legal contacts for 2000

Breakdown of states by regulatory policy

H  O  M  E     S  C  H  O  O  L  I  N  G     N  E  W  S     F  R  O  M
Across the States
CO · GA · NJ · NY · RI
Georgia
Compulsory attendance age lowered to six

Included in Georgia Governor Roy Barnes' A-Plus Education Reform Act of 2000 (Act No. 685) were provisions that directly affect home schooling families in Georgia. Enacted April 25, 2000, in spite of intense opposition from the Georgia Home Education Association, HSLDA, and others, this law lowered the compulsory attendance age from seven to six years old.

What sounds like a simple change in the law means a lot more red tape for home school families. Now parents of six year olds must comply with numerous home study program requirements-from declarations of intent to annual progress assessments in each subject area.