The Home School Court Report
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May / June 2005

Nourishing your special needs child

What Does HSLDA consider a special need?

HSLDA cares about special needs families

The Special Needs Fund

How Can I Help?

Helpful Resources
20-year tribute

Homeschool leader comments

Doc’s Digest
From the heart

Opportunities abound

For more information

HSF Mission Statement

From the director
Across the states
Active cases
Around the globe
Members only
About campus

Patrick Henry College dominates moot courts
President's page


On the other hand: a contrario sensu

Prayer & praise

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries




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Standing firm

In a state like Vermont, it is vital for homeschoolers to work together to maintain their freedoms. So far this session, homeschoolers have done just that.

In 2005, the challenge has been on the compulsory attendance front, with the introduction of House Bill 180. This bill would raise the compulsory attendance age in Vermont from 16 to 18, burdening homeschoolers with two more years of unnecessary paperwork and public schools with the cost of offering two more years of education to a group of students that doesn't want it. HB 180 would be an all-around negative for the state.

At the time of this writing, the bill has halted where it started—in the House Education Committee. It does not appear to be moving. Your calls have once again helped the state stand firm for liberty!

—by Scott W. Somerville