May 21, 2003

More Problems in Kentucky

Homeschoolers all across Kentucky have supported the courageous families in Harlan County who hung together standing firm against surprising school district demands. Harlan County school officials have learned that the "Best Practice Document" really is the best way to interact with homeschoolers. When school officials try to invent new demands, a united homeschool community can stop them in their tracks.

But just as word has come in from across the Commonwealth in support of Harlan County families, word has also come in to HSLDA of other counties that are making similar demands. The difference between these counties and Harlan County is the lack of a strong local support group, diligent volunteer leadership, and freedom-loving HSLDA members. In counties without a strong local organization, school officials have been able to insist on intimidating demands.

HSLDA attorney Scott Somerville will speak at the Christian Home Educators of Kentucky conference in Louisville on July 11-12, 2003. We encourage as many Kentucky families as possible to attend this event to find out how to build stronger local groups that can "hold the line" on school districts. With your help, Kentucky homeschoolers can preserve the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.

Harlan County Backs Down (5/14)

Harlan County Heats Up (5/2)

Home Visits for Homeschoolers Promised in Harlan County (4/30)

Harlan County Demands Meetings With Homeschoolers (4/24)