The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XV, NUMBER 5
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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 1999
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Cover Story
Ninth Circuit Upholds Family Privacy and Parental Authority

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United We Stand

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National Center Reports
Children Tax ID Act Moves Forward

President Vetoes Tax Relief

Navy Fills Quota

Home Educated Athletes

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Tidbits & Trivia

In 1790, Samuel Slater’s mill in Pawtucket became America’s first successful water powered cotton mill.

Rhode Island

Middletown Insists on Meeting

A Home School Legal Defense Association family in Middletown was concerned when the local assistant superintendent insisted on a face-to-face meeting before approving their home school program. There is no such requirement in state law, and it is difficult to discern any purpose for such a face-to-face interview, other than to harass the home school family. Many families home school for religious reasons; therefore, such a meeting creates the potential for an improper entanglement between government and religion.

HSLDA has advised this family to reject the meeting request. Our office has written to Middletown’s assistant superintendent, explaining that the family does not wish to meet for the reasons explained above.