Home School Legal Defense Association

P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134



For Immediate Release Contact: Ian Slatter
August 6, 2003 (540) 338-8663

HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES
GATHER IN TEXAS



Washington, DC - Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) Senior Counsel Dewitt 'Dee' Black will be in Plano, August 8-9, for the North Texas Home Educators Network (NTHEN) Conference. Black will be addressing families from around the state on "The Battle for the Right to Homeschool," covering the legal history of homeschooling in America and current challenges. Approximately 2,500 homeschoolers are expected to attend the conference.

HSLDA entered into its 20th Anniversary year this spring and has been at the forefront of the modern homeschool movement. "Fighting for a parents' right to homeschool has been our mission for 20 years," said Black.

Homeschooling is entering the mainstream and this is in large part due to the efforts of the HSLDA legal team.

"Homeschool graduates are succeeding in all walks of life and consequently many more families are gaining the confidence to begin homeschooling for themselves," said Black.

Dee Black, homeschooling father of four, joined HSLDA in 1990. In the last 20 years HSLDA has grown to over 75,000 member families and defended the rights of homeschool families before the courts, state legislatures and Congress while handling thousands of legal conflicts with social workers, truant officers, superintendents, police and prosecutors.

Event - North Texas Home Educators Network (NTHEN) Conference
Location - Plano Centre, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
Date - August 8 - 9
Contact - NTHEN, (214) 495 9600

If your organization would like to schedule an interview with Dee Black on topics such as how-to-homeschool, legal battles, benefits of homeschooling or social worker harassment please contact Ian Slatter, Director of Media Relations at (540) 338 8663 or via e-mail Ian@hslda.org.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a 20 year old, 75,000 member non-profit organization and the preeminent association advocating the legal right of parents to home school their children.

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