The Home School Court Report
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May / June 2003

A season to encourage

Burnt toast & sticky cards

A letter to my parents

The spiritual power of a mother
National Center hosts 2003 Summit
Farris addresses social workers

Along the way

Homeschool litigation: preparing the way
Freedom Watch

What's ahead in 2003?
From the heart
Across the states
Active Cases
Members only
About Campus
President's page

Good judges make good decisions


Prayer & Praise

a contrario sensu (on the other hand)

HSLDA legal contacts for November/December 2002


National Center Hosts 2003 Summit

Bill Wichterman, policy advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, listed Senate initiatives of interest to conservatives.

Thursday afternoon afforded state leaders time to visit elected officials and tour Washington, DC.

Mike Smith served as Master of Ceremonies.

State leaders and guests enjoyed lovely music provided by the Young Musicians of Virginia string ensemble throughout the evening.

Deputy U.S. Secretary of Education William Hansen delivered a personal greeting to the gathering. Hansen (right) met with various state leaders and HSLDA Board Chairman Mike Farris before the banquet.

Congressman Pete Hoekstra of Michigan, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Select Education, provided an inspiring keynote address. In appreciation for his support on so many issues surrounding the No Child Left Behind Act during the 107th Congress, the National Center presented him with a Home School Freedom Award.

Congressman Jim Ryun of Kansas offered the banquet's opening prayer.

The President's Deputy Director of the Office of the Liaison, Tim Goeglein, read a letter of greeting from United States President George W. Bush.

Pennsylvania state leader Bruce Eagleson (left) presented HSLDA President Mike Smith (right) with an award on behalf of the Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership.

HSLDA Board Chairman Mike Farris rounded out the celebration with remarks on the future of homeschooling.