The Home School Court Report
VOLUME XXI, NUMBER 2
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March / April 2005


FEATURES
Taylor broke ground with NCAA
Judicial Tyranny Goes Global
Let the Facts Speak

DEPARTMENTS
Freedom watch
From the heart

Realizing dreams

For more information

From the director

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

PHC grad wins prize for economics paper
President's page

ET AL.

On the other hand: a Contrario Sensu

HSLDA social services contact policy/A plethora of forms

HSLDA legal inquiries


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WISCONSIN

New legislation protects parental rights

Home School Legal Defense Association and Wisconsin homeschool leaders are working together to ensure the introduction of legislation in 2005 that will increase the protection of parental rights in social worker investigations.

HSLDA regularly assists families being investigated because of false allegations. These tips, commonly supplied by those holding a grudge against home education, are often investigated aggressively. Social workers frequently demand to conduct physical inspections of homeschooled children or to interview very young children outside the presence of their parents.

The new legislation requires child protective services workers to be trained in their duty to protect the statutory and constitutional rights of those they are investigating; it also requires child protective services personnel to advise individuals subject to a child abuse and neglect investigation of the complaint or allegation made against them.

Once passed into law, the legislation will keep social workers properly restrained by the Constitution and liable for respecting families' parental and 4th Amendment rights. The law would also give HSLDA and innocent families throughout the state leverage to keep social workers out of their homes.

For updates on the progress of this legislation, see our website at http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/WI/default.asp.

— by Christopher J. Klicka