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State v. Family of P
Filed: December 14, 1999, Houston.
Nature of Case: When these first-time home schoolers withdrew their daughter from public school in November 1999, they were prosecuted for thwarting compulsory attendance prior to that date. After learning that the parents are home educating, the judge continued the case for three months to review evidence of academic progress at home. The judge advised that he might order testing. However, HSLDA provided a memorandum of law to the court that this testing is not legally required and presented the family's home instruction materials to the court on March 21, 2000. The judge asked our office to send a sample of materials to the court by mail at the end of May. He then dismissed the charges on July 5, 2000.