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VOLUME XX, NUMBER 2
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March / April 2004


FEATURES
State Legislation Summary—2003
Battleground New Jersey

Late-breaking news

Congress investigates

With the help of others
College sports: Game on For Homeschoolers

What is the NCAA?

Sports organizations
Generation Joshua vision

Election realities

Generation Joshua leadership

Getting involved
Eliminating anonymous tips

DEPARTMENTS
Freedom watch
From the heart

From the director:In the armsof amazing love

Impact of the HSF General Fund

Mission Statement of HSF
Across the states
Active cases
Members only
About campus

Elite education: Hope for our national crisis

SAT score comparisons
President's page

ET AL.

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries

Prayer & Praise


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Late-breaking News

On February 12, 2004, New Jersey's Office of the Child Advocate released its preliminary report on the horrific child abuse case of four allegedly starved adopted children. After months of testimony and investigation, the report concludes, "In short, every step of the way, the New Jersey child welfare system failed these four boys."

The Office of the Child Advocate's report mentions the parents' claim that they were homeschooling, but notes that they were not even following New Jersey's very minimal requirements for homeschooling foster children. In his recommendations for reform of New Jersey's Department of Youth and Family Services, the state child advocate, unlike the New York Times, does not call for more regulation of homeschoolers; he instead focuses on the true problem of the "debilitated" system of New Jersey's child protective services.