The Home School Court Report
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MAY / JUNE 1999
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Cover Story
Does One Size Really Fit All?

Special Features
Hard Work and Prayer Make David Beihl the Best He Can Be

A New Strategy on RLPA

Strings Attached to Vouchers Weave an Entangling Web

National Center Reports
Ed Flex Act Passes Congress

Pending Matters: Your Call Counts

Light Within Congress

Weyrich Letter Makes Waves

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Press Clippings

Active Cases

Prayer and Praise

A Contrario Sensu

President’s Page

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a contrario sensu
Mind Over Chatter

     One night after our family bedtime prayer our three year old, Adia, asked, “Mommy, is it bad for me to think about other things while we’re talking to God?”
    I explained to her how important prayer was and said that she should do her best to concentrate on God while we’re spending this time with Him.
    She replied, “I know that—it’s just my brain. I try to tell it to be quiet, but it’s always talking!”
—John & Kritina Span, Rockford, Illinois

Washington Where?

     When my daughter, Stephanie was in first grade, we were doing a study about the White House. One day, she was showing a collector’s plate bearing a picture of the White House to a friend, and anxiously telling him all the things she had been learning.
    “Do you know where the White House is located?” he asked her.
    Thinking very carefully, she answered, a bit hesistantly, “It’s Washington, something.” Then her eyes lit up, and she shouted, “I remember! It’s Washington Deceit!”
    She couldn’t have been closer to the truth!
—Sherine West, Vancouver, WA

One Smart Bird

     One pleasant morning I was reading to my children about crows, “Their adaptability has enabled them to multiply because they are unlikely to face food shortages.” At that time my third grader, who was struggling to memorize his multiplication tables, interrupted in amazement, and said, “A bird knows how to multiply?!!”
—Pablo & Alma DeJesus, Niceville, Florida

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