The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XIX, NUMBER 4
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July / August 2003


FEATURES
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

DEPARTMENTS
Along the way

The National Center for Home Education
Freedom Watch

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

Beyond our expectations

ET AL.

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



  LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE UPDATES  



ACROSS THE STATES

AL · AZ · CA · FL · HI · IA · IL · KS · MA · MD · ME · MI · MN · MO · MS · NC · NE · NV · NY · OH · OR · PA · PR · SD · TN · TX · UT · VA · WA · WV

ARIZONA

Unequal access to universities

In a meeting on April 24-25, 2003, the Arizona Board of Regents voted to deny homeschoolers equal access to Arizona colleges and universities. Despite an outpouring of email and the capable advocacy of the Center for Arizona Policy, the board of regents believes that since homeschoolers "only represent a small minority of students," the board should not create a special admissions policy just for them. According to board members, "a special policy would confuse other 'traditional' students."

Home School Legal Defense Association is considering several options. The policy the board of regents has now adopted guarantees one-quarter of all Arizona public school graduates access to the state's colleges and universities, but denies that guarantee to homeschooled students. HSLDA does not intend to leave more than 600 member families at this kind of disadvantage. We urge all Arizona homeschoolers to work together for a more just policy.

Scott W. Somerville