The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XV, NUMBER 4
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JULY / AUGUST 1999
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Cover Story
What Did the Founders Say? A Strategy to Bring Original Intent Back to U.S. Courts

Special Features
House Protects Liberty—When Money Is at Stake

Debate: The Clash of Skill, Wit, and Ideas

PHC Breaks New Ground

Touched By An Angel Responds to Home Schooler’s Concerns

National Center Reports
Straight A’s Bill Introduced

Marriage Penalty Tax Relief

New Plan Allows SSN Alternative for IRS Deductions

The Beginning of the End:National Teaching Certificates and Goals 2000

Military Recuitment of Home Schoolers Increasing

Across the States
State by State

Regular Features
Press Clippings

A Contrario Sensu

Prayer and Praise

Litigation Report

President’s Page

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Freedom Watch
Military Recruitment of Home Schoolers Increasing

    The new military enlistment law for home schoolers is working! The bill, sponsored by U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell (R-GA), amended the Defense Authorization Act requiring home schoolers to be placed in Tier I (for a five-year pilot project) instead of Tier II (reserved for dropouts).
    Over the last three years, fewer than 150 home schoolers were enlisted in all four armed services combined.
    However, from October 1998 (when the new law was passed) until June 17, 1999, the number of home schoolers successfully enlisting in the four armed services has risen dramatically: 932 in the Navy, 300 in the Army, 130 in the Air Force, and 50 in the Marines. (Remember the Marines are only looking for a few good men!)
    Home School Legal Defense Association is working with the Recruiting Commands of all four armed services to monitor and expand the opportunities for home schoolers for specific jobs, benefits, and college scholarships. Officers from the Recruiting Commands will address state home school leaders at HSLDA’s annual leaders conference.
    Our office has heard from a number of parents whose children have now been accepted into the military in spite of being previously rebuffed simply for being home schoolers.
    Please pray these home schoolers can impact the military for Christ!