The Home School Court Report
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July / August 2003

Homeschoolers shine at competitions
Ready for the new school year
Farris given prize
The tide turns with the Stumbo decision

Signs of the turning tide

Timeline of the Stumbo case

The Stumbos' thoughts
Bush signs bill to protect families

Along the way

The National Center for Home Education
Freedom Watch

Watching school choice issues
From the heart
Across the states
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Active Cases
About Campus
President's page

Beyond our expectations


Prayer & Praise

a contrario sensu (on the other hand)

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal contacts for March/April 2003


Farris receives Heritage Salvatori Prize

The Heritage Foundation honored Mike Farris with its Salvatori Prize for helping legalize homeschooling and for founding Patrick Henry College.

Home School Legal Defense Association General Counsel and Chairman of the Board Michael Farris, also president of Patrick Henry College, received the Heritage Foundation's prestigious Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship on April 25. Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese presented the award at a luncheon in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Salvatori Prize is awarded each year to an outstanding leader who has shown extraordinary initiative in helping his community solve problems that the government has been unable or unwilling to remedy. Named for entrepreneur and philanthropist Henry Salvatori, the prize was first awarded in 1996.

Not only does this award honor Dr. Farris for his efforts in helping to make home education legal in all 50 states, but it also recognizes his most recent accomplishments in the founding of Patrick Henry College and the Center for the Original Intent of the Constitution. The award is celebrated by all who share the values it represents, including commitment to limited government and private sector initiative. These values are fundamental to the mission of Patrick Henry College in that the college does not accept government aid or taxpayer subsidies.

"I am deeply honored and humbled to be recognized by such an important institution as the Heritage Foundation," said Farris. "This award really represents the tireless efforts of others who have labored alongside me to protect and promote the American founding principles of individual liberty, self-government, and godly virtue."

The Heritage Foundation ( is a research and educational institute that was founded in 1973. Its mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.