The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 1
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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2003


FEATURES

State organizations: Making our voices heard

Illinois homeschoolers facing the heat

DEPARTMENTS
Along the way

The curtain rises on HSLDA

Looking toward the future
From the heart
Across the states
About Campus
Active Cases
Around the globe
President's page

The impact of a father's involvement

Practical ways that husbands can help their wives

ET AL.

Prayer & Praise

a contrario sensu (on the other hand)

HSLDA legal contacts for September/October 2002



  LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE UPDATES  



ACROSS THE STATES

AL · AR · CO · CT · DC · DE · FL · GA · KY · LA · MD · MI · MT · ND · NM · NY · OH · RI · SC · TX · VA · WY

MARYLAND

Old form rears its ugly head

Last year, the Washington County Public School system had the audacity to question homeschool families about the race of their children on its assurance of consent form. When HSLDA brought this highly objectionable question to the attention of the school system, they promptly and sincerely agreed to remove it.

We were shocked, therefore, to receive a report that a member family in Washington County received an assurance of consent form this year that once again probed into the area of the race of the children being educated at home.

The school system's apologetic answer: not all the old forms were destroyed, as they should have been. We are grateful the school system took prompt action last year to correct the problem and can understand that there are sometimes problems with implementation. Perhaps next year we can look forward to a form with no offensive racial questions.

Scott A. Woodruff