The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 4
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JULY / AUGUST 2001
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The new pioneers: Black home schoolers

On the frontier: Four home school families

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Kentucky teen finally free to home school

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Social services interrupts history lesson

When a home schooling family in Prattville (Autauga County) began studying early American history, they decided to give up some modern conveniences in order to share the experience of our nation's settlers. They had their electricity turned off and began to use oil lamps to light their home and other early American methods of providing what electricity would have otherwise provided. Unfortunately, when the Autauga County Department of Human Resources received a report that the family was living without electricity, this prompted a letter from a social worker wanting to investigate the family.

Home School Legal Defense Association resolved this matter by writing the social worker and informing her that a family's decision not to have electricity in their home was no basis for a social services investigation.

- Dewitt T. Black

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