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VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 4
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JULY / AUGUST 2001
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Cover Story
The new pioneers: Black home schoolers

On the frontier: Four home school families

Special Features
Kentucky teen finally free to home school

Membership statistics—Top ten states

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Freedom Watch

Active Cases

Notes to members

Prayer and Praise

President's Page

FYI
HSLDA legal contacts for April 2001

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E

Membership Statistics—Top Ten States

Top 10 states: HSLDA members *

California13803
Texas4398
Alabama3823
Virginia3777
Ohio3432
Michigan3271
Tennessee2316
New York2288
Indiana2147
Pennsylvania2098
* As of April 30, 2001.

Top 10 states: HSLDA members per capita *

Alabama0.43%
Kansas0.31%
Virginia0.27%
California0.20%
Tennessee0.20%
South Carolina0.20%
Delaware0.20%
Wyoming0.19%
Indiana0.18%
Michigan0.16%
* Based on assumed average of 5 persons per HSLDA member family.

Top 10 states: growth in HSLDA membership by % *

Vermont113.89%
Minnesota41.90%
District of Columbia39.53%
Mississippi39.08%
Arizona36.98%
Idaho36.88%
Wisconsin35.42%
North Carolina33.79%
West Virginia29.82%
Utah28.74%
* Over two years: April 1999-April 2001.

Top 10 states: new HSLDA members *

California1311
Tennessee455
Alabama415
Virginia411
Pennsylvania379
Ohio350
New York321
Indiana277
Minnesota269
South Carolina256
* Over two years: April 1999-April 2001.

Top 10 states: frequency of CPS contacts*

Virginia18.37
Alabama12.31
Illinois7.29
North Carolina6.67
Massachusetts6.65
New York5.85
Wyoming3.83
Wisconsin3.55
New Jersey2.45
Mississippi2.07
* CPS contacts per 100 HSLDA members: February 2000-January 2001.

Top 10 states: frequency of all contacts *

District of Columbia60.34
Vermont57.14
North Dakota54.69
Wyoming47.54
New York46.05
West Virginia41.84
Maryland39.95
New Jersey38.82
Rhode Island34.76
Hawaii34.50
* All contacts per 100 HSLDA members: February 2000-January 2001.