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



  LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE UPDATES  



ACROSS THE STATES

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OHIO

Homeschoolers take on Kent State

The United States Department of Education has gone to great lengths to guarantee equal treatment for homeschoolers. As Home School Legal Defense Association has reported, the Department has now issued a number of letters that make it clear that homeschoolers should not have to take a GED to get into a federally funded college. Despite this, Kent State University in Ohio insists on GED's for every homeschooled student. Paul Deutsch, Director of Admission, has resisted all efforts by homeschoolers to change this policy.

Kent State is a publicly funded university, and Ohio citizens have every right to ask for changes to an unreasonable policy. That is why homeschoolers in and around Canton gathered at the First Church of God in Talmadge, Ohio at 7 p.m. on March 29, 2003. HSLDA Attorney Scott Somerville helped homeschoolers learn how to exercise their First Amendment right to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

We invite all Ohio homeschoolers to write Paul Deutsch, Director of Admission, at Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001. Simply ask him whether it is true that homeschoolers must have a GED to attend Kent State. Each letter is one small step towards equal treatment for homeschoolers in Ohio.

Scott W. Somerville