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VOLUME XVII, NUMBER 5
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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2001
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Cover Story
Susan Oliver: Convicted—even though this mom did everything right

Special Features
Patrick Henry College doubles enrollment

Jordan's excellent adventure

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Active Cases

Freedom Watch

A contario sensu

Prayer and Praise

President's Page

FYI
HSLDA legal contacts for May and June 2001

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Tennessee
Legislation affecting home educators

The Tennessee General Assembly considered four bills affecting home school students during the 2001 legislative session.

House Bill 467 and Senate Bill 1135—companion bills—would require home schools associated with a church-related school to notify the local school district if a high school student withdrew from a home school. The legislation also would require that the notification include information on where the student was to be educated. Home School Legal Defense Association opposes this additional state oversight of home education. House Bill 467 failed to pass the House of Representatives, and, at press time, Senate Bill 1135 had been indefinitely postponed while in the Senate Education Committee.

Two other companion bills, House Bill 480 and Senate Bill 1345, would permit home school students to participate in extracurricular activities at the public school. Both of these bills are in their respective chamber's education committee. HSLDA takes a neutral position on such legislation. — Dewitt T. Black