The Home School Court Report
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September / October 2003

Homeschooling around the world

A global view

What can you do?
Competition grows in HSLDA's 2nd essay contest

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center by Claire Novak

When words are not enough by Grace Lichlyter

Along the way

Standing together: 20 years later

HSLDA and South Carolina
From the heart
Across the states
Active cases
About campus
Freedom watch
Members only
President's page


HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries

Prayer & Praise




Freedom and responsibility

As director of both the Home School Foundation and Home School Legal Defense Association's Membership Department, I get to hear from quite a few members. In a recent letter, a father expressed his gratitude for HSLDA's work:

By enabling homeschooling to take place in so many vital ways, you have helped create a new sense of freedom and responsibility for us and for thousands of others.

His pairing of freedom and responsibility caught my attention. If you're like me, freedom has a bit more appeal than responsibility. Nevertheless, I agree with him wholeheartedly. Homeschoolers are now experiencing both freedom and responsibility: freedom to choose the educational path of their children, responsibility for the training and nurturing of them.

HSLDA has been a part of this process. In fact, in some ways I see this blend of freedom and responsibility as a reflection of HSLDA and the Foundation. HSLDA works to keep homeschooling freedoms alive, while HSF takes responsibility for assisting fellow homeschoolers in need.

But this "new sense of freedom and responsibility" could not happen without the dedicated efforts of thousands of families. By taking their freedoms and responsibilities seriously, HSLDA members enable us to successfully carry out our work here at HSLDA and HSF. Thanks for making it possible!

Chuck Hurst
Executive Director

Worldwide help

One of the goals of theFoundation is to assist citizens in other countries who want to teach their own children. Many of these parents have witnessed a negative impact on their children by state-run schools and are searching for answers. Homeschooling is sometimes their last hope.

A well-known curriculum provider has agreed to sell materials to HSF at a substantial discount. We then forward these materials, free of charge, to families who lack the resources to homeschool.

If you know of a needy family in another country who is considering homeschooling, have them contact us. We would love to extend a hand of blessing to them on behalf of our HSLDA family.

To get involved

For contribution or application information, or to request a copy of a brochure describing all of our funds, contact us at 540-338-8899, visit online at, or email

Federal employees may designate Home School Foundation as their CFC recipient by using code 2099.

The foundation's mission is to preserve parental freedoms, promote homeschooling, provide assistance to needy homeschooling families, and support like-minded organizations.