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?
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Good judges make good decisions


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a contrario sensu (on the other hand)

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Legislative emergencies

Wyoming has a good homeschool law and a long tradition of freedom, but one state senator jolted Wyoming homeschoolers out of their peaceful existence early this year. Senator Kathryn Sessions believes that homeschooling makes it possible for some children to escape an education. She sponsored three bills designed to fix this "problem."

Homeschoolers in the Cheyenne area scrambled to respond. A group of approximately 50 families joined forces to form "The Committee" in a matter of days. Thanks to the hard work of individuals too numerous to name, all three bills were defeated. Unfortunately, Senator Sessions has vowed to pursue homeschool regulation through an "Interim Study Committee."

As this article goes to press, Home School Legal Defense Association Attorney Scott Somerville is scheduled to be at the Homeschoolers of Wyoming Conference in Cody on May 2 and to meet with state leaders and other interested homeschoolers to find new ways of defending homeschool liberties from overzealous legislators.

Scott W. Somerville