The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XV, NUMBER 6
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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 1999
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Teach Them to Dream Big Dreams: A Look at HSLDA's Conference at the Capitol

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In Defense of Liberty: State Rise to Protect Religious Freedom

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Give Us This Day
In first grade, my seven-year-old son was learning to sound out words and draw a picture to match each word. When we came to the word “bread,” the fact that we lived on a ranch became apparent. My son became frustrated because he couldn’t figure out how to draw a picture of “bred”—particularly a bull and a cow.

Cindy Stewart
Cody, Nebraska
Nebraska

Smooth Transition under Rule 12

The transition into the new school year has been smooth for Nebraska home schoolers. Home School Legal Defense Association was concerned that problems might arise as the new Rule 12 exemption for non-religious home schoolers was implemented. No problems have been reported to our legal department and we have not observed any erosion to the freedoms under the Rule 13 exemption for home schoolers with religious convictions.

Now that the notification period is behind us, HSLDA, along with the Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association, will be focusing on monitoring the state legislature. Pray for both organizations—that we will be alerted to potential problems and that nothing will slip by our attention. Monitoring the hundreds and thousands of bills that are introduced nationwide is a monumental task for HSLDA staff.