The Home School Court Report
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January / February 2005

State Legislation Summary—2004
2004 art contest

Our Judges

Winners of the three categories
PHC beats Oxford in debate
GenJ: Into the land

What are Generation Joshua & HSLDA PAC?

Sodrel: One very tight race . . .

Davis: In a dead heat

From the heart

2004 in review

From the director

Impact of the fund

Mission statement of HSF
Across the states
Active cases
Members only
About campus
President's page


On the other hand: a Contrario Sensu

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries

Prayer & Praise




Hurry up and wait (less, that is)

Can you imagine life without having to wait? Me neither. More often than not, waiting is a daily activity that teaches us patience (and other things) about ourselves. We wait in lines of cars and grocery carts. We wait on hold and at drive-through speakers.

You'll be pleased to know that one of our goals in the HSLDA Membership Department is for our members to wait less—at least for us. We want to process applications and renewals more quickly so membership cards come to you in less time. We want to return your phone messages within 24 hours—even in our busiest season. (Of course, if you are in an emergency situation when you call, let the receptionist know and we'll help you immediately.) We want to respond to your emails within 48 hours.

To help us accomplish our goal, we will be introducing some new equipment, procedures, and forms to speed the flow of information. So please don't be surprised if you see a form that's a little different from the previous one. And thanks for your patience and understanding as we work on upgrading our service to you.

Looking for additional talent

One of HSLDA's goals is to recognize the outstanding talent within the homeschooling community. Our new Poetry and Photo Contests are the latest additions to the contests we've designed to bring attention to the accomplishments of home-educated kids. Be sure to scan the wrapper of this issue for more information on these and other opportunities.

If you have a child who loves poetry or photography, encourage him or her to go to our website to find out how to participate. And don't forget the essay and art contests we've been conducting for the past couple of years. To see last year's winners, go to