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November / December 2003

Colleges and homeschoolers

Paul Owen's story

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2003 art contest

The judges and their thoughts on the artwork

Winners of the three categories
Farris meets with President
A gift for the next generation
Homeschooling grows up

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Abounding in the work of the Lord

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Educational neglect when school's out?

In July, an anonymous tipster turned the Lazenby family in to Child Protective Services (CPS). One of the allegations was that the family homeschools their 6-year-old child. Another was that the child cannot read. The fact is that the child can read; furthermore, what makes this allegation truly absurd is that school is not in session, so no educational neglect can occur.

The tipster also asserted that the children swim in a "feed trough"-a plainly malicious charge, since the family lives in the city and is not proximate to any feed troughs. Home School Legal Defense Association has informed the CPS worker that she has no right to enter into the home, nor to talk to the children separately. We believe that this situation will resolve quickly.

— Christopher J. Klicka

* See "HSLDA social services contact policy".