The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 3
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May / June 2003


FEATURES
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

DEPARTMENTS
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

ET AL.

Prayer & Praise

a contrario sensu (on the other hand)

HSLDA legal contacts for November/December 2002



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ACROSS THE STATES

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INDIANA

Senator: Need more regulations

State Senator Billie Breaux believes there are too few laws regulating homeschooling in Indiana and that the Senate needs to study this "problem." She has filed Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20 that would require that a senate committee be established to study homeschooling, especially since the number of children who are being homeschooled is rising.

The senator's observation that more and more children are being homeschooled is correct, but her conclusion that regulations are too few is incorrect. Studies show that in states with heavy regulation, homeschooled children score no better on standardized tests than those in states with little or no regulation.

Indiana law treats a school located in a home just like any other private school. There is no reason to single out schools located in homes for special treatment.

Senate Education Committee Member Jeff Drozda has told homeschoolers that this resolution has not and will not receive a hearing in that committee. Home School Legal Defense Association applauds Senator Drozda for recognizing that parents who educate their children at home are doing very well under existing law.

We have asked HSLDA membersin Senator Breaux's district to write her, asking her to withdraw her proposed resolution.

Scott A. Woodruff