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Government Grab for Young Children
A Washington, DC City Council member is attempting to force parents to comply with compulsory attendance laws for children as young as three years old.

More Top Stories (2001 and Before Archive)


Final Education Bill Contains Protections for Home Schoolers


Iowa Home Schooling Family Avoids Wrongful "Probation"


California Social Worker: "Home Schooling, Spanking Illegal"


New York District Threatens Educational Neglect Charge


Rhode Island District Demands Quarterly Reports


Articles Highlights Home Schoolers Success in Higher Education


HSLDA Files Brief in North Carolina Social Worker Case


THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARDS: America's Best Kept Secret


New York School District Responds Late


Public School—Assisted Home Schooling Not Always First Choice


Truant Officer Hassles Illinois Family


Republic Protects Freedoms of Minority


Massachusetts District Jumps the Gun


West Virginia County Confuses Home School Options


Medical Benefits Restored to Arizona Home Schooler


Vermont Commissioners of Education Listen to Home Schoolers


Montana County Seeks Unauthorized "Registration"


Nine Tennessee Counties Misunderstand Home School Law


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Admits Mistakes


Missouri's Interpretation of "School Term" Gives More Freedom


Michigan Contact Leads to History Lesson


Keeping an Eye on Maine Regulatory Changes


Social Worker Takes Issue with the U.S. Constitution


Indiana Districts Seek "Contracts" from Home Schoolers


Home Schoolers Make Good Hires


New Department of Education Secretary Controls Fiscal Leaks


Illinois Home Schoolers Investigated for “Children Playing in Yard”


White House Persuades Military Against Regulation of Home Schoolers


Congressional Committee Declares Home School Provisions Vital to Final Education Bill


Top junior duck stamp winners home schooled


Microsoft Invites Home Schoolers into Its "Office"


How Far Away from Ohio is Far Enough?


Illinois School District Threatens Home School Family


Senate Bill To Allow Educational Savings for Home Schoolers


Georgia County Requires Proof of High School Diplomas


HSLDA Helps Resolve Arkansas Educational Neglect Investigation


New York District Rejects 35 Home School Plans


Georgia Regents Finally Level College Entrance Playing Field for Home Schoolers


Kansas Prosecutor Stirs Up Trouble Again


Rhode Island School District "Explains" Home School Denials


Home School Foundation Website Launch Features Testimonies and Special Funds


Rhode Island School District Arbitrarily Denies Home Schooling Programs


Home Schoolers Encouraged to Participate in National Veterans Awareness Week


New Mexico Social Worker's Investigation Defused


California District Returns "Tardy" Affidavits


Massachusetts Superintendent Backs Down on Home Visits


Arizona Scholarship Tax Credit a Success


Colorado — Revisiting Sargent School District's "Payoff" Gambit


West Virginia Retracts Excessive Information Requests


Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges "Day of Reconciliation"


HSLDA Helps a Member Join Girl Scouts


Social Worker Case Will Affect Family Privacy in Three States


Home School Legal Defense Foundation Included in Combined Federal Campaign


HSLDA Suggests Guidelines to Prevent Social Services Abuse


Widows Curriculum Scholarship Fund is Working


Maryland School District Backs Away from Racial Profile Demand


Home schooling is an effective alternative to the public school system


Home Schoolers Give President Bush Donations for Afghan Children


President George W. Bush Sends Greetings to Home School Leaders


Members Helping Members


HSLDA Defends California Members from Illegal Intrusion


Delaware State Child Care Booklet Requires "Licensing" of Home Schools


West Virginia Superintendent Acknowledges Mistake


As California Settles One Problem, a "Creative" District Introduces Another


HSLDA Argues Equal Access Case in Maryland


Florida School District Corrects Form


Massachusetts Superintendent Drops Demand for Meetings


Gallup Poll Shows Growing Acceptance of Home Schooling


Increase in Calls for Mandatory Preschool


Tennessee County Asks for Enrollment Verification


Police Threaten Michigan Family with Arrest for Home Schooling


Daytime Curfew Defeated in Ohio


Massachusetts Families Battle School Districts


California Single Mother Wins Civil Rights Case


New York School Districts Increase Pressure


NAEP vs. an Independent Alternative Test


Colorado School District Adopts New Tactic


HSLDA's Response to Questions Regarding Our Participation in Education Bills H.R. 1 and S. 1


Our Lives Have Changed, But God Has Not


New! Discounts for HSLDA Member Families


San Francisco Withholds Private School Forms


Pennsylvania District Demands Meeting to "Approve" Home Schooling


HSLDA Combats Misapplications of Florida Law


'No Phone Number, No Approval,' Says Massachusetts District


Excessive 'Requirements' Imposed in Illinois


Invasion of a Missouri Family's Home Averted


Military Enlistment of Home Schoolers Rising


Home Schoolers Continue to Score Higher on SAT


New Director of Media Relations Arrives at HSLDA


Unlawful "Visits" Mandated by Massachusetts School District


Pennsylvania Superintendent Backs Down


Virginia County Makes Unlawful Demands on Home Schoolers


HSLDA Welcomes New National Center Director


Senator Jesse Helms Announces Retirement


Home Schooling Allowed Only in "Unusual Circumstances"


Pennsylvania Principal Invents New Requirements


Hawaii School Issues Unreasonable Demands


Ohio School District Backs Down from Unauthorized Request


Black Home Schoolers Face Off Against Public School Advocates on National TV


HSLDA Welcomes New Litigation Team Member


The Strange Case of the Candy Bars


NCES Releases National Math Test Results


Georgia to Abandon SAT II Admissions Requirement


U.S. Overseas Military Families Rein In Regulatory Efforts


Tennessee CPS Urges Public School Order


Michigan Family Harassed by Social Service Agents


Dangerous Legislative Threat to Home Schooling Families


Delaware: A Problem in the Making?


More Problems in the Old Dominion


HSLDA Represents Mom in Hearing


NCES Releases Report on Home Schooling


Education Spending—A Comparison of Three Plans


Problems in Lebanon School District


HSLDA Defending Family Threatened with Reduction of Services


Hostile Investigation Dropped After HSLDA Intervenes


Social Security Inspector General Testifies Before Congress


Calls Needed——Prohibit State Assessments Of Home Schoolers


Child's Rash Leads to Police Investigation


It's That Time of Year Again


Testing Confusion Reigns!


"Unsatisfactory" Intent Accepted After HSLDA Steps In


Education Conference Committee Complete


HSLDA Fights For Privacy Rights


Some Home Schoolers Excluded from Education Savings Accounts


Campaign Finance Reform


Massachusetts: Westford Policy Violates State Law


Missouri: HSLDA Defends Family from False Allegations


HSLDA Responds to Unauthorized School District Demands


Citizen Training 2001


Senate Selection Advances Education Proposal


National Media Picks Up Streaker Case


The NEA Drops Homosexuality Resolution


Congress Stalls on Education Bill


Charges Dropped Against Home School Family


Tennessee: HSLDA Steps In to Clear Up Confusion


California: Social Worker Lawsuit Settled


U.S. Department of Education Undergoes Reform


National School—to—Work Office to Close


HSLDA Welcomes Blackstone Interns


Missouri: HSLDA Defends Family's Privacy


Michigan: Bill Introduced to Raise Compulsory Attendance Age


The Clinging Tentacles of Public Education


Bush Administration Taps Domenech for Position


Pennsylvania: A Barrage of School District Harassment


Ohio: "Just a 'Small' Change in Our Form"


Senate Passes Education Bill—HSLDA Explains Home School Protections


Michigan: He's Ba—a—a—ck!!


Poll Finds Broad Support for Education Tax Credits


UN News Update


The Politics of Survival: Home Schoolers and the Law


Maine: HSLDA Stops Department of Education's Public Disclosure of Private Information


HSLDA Hosts First Constitutional Law Teen Camp


North Carolina: New Allegations Dredge Up Old Discipline


Persistent Education Achievement Gap


Defending the Right to Privacy in the Public and Private Sector — Different Debate for Privacy Advocates


Kentucky home—schooler wins victory


Kentucky teen free at last to pursue home schooling


Kentucky: Victory in Truancy Case!


Florida: Governor Bush Vetoes Government Nanny Bill


HSLDA's Membership Department Begins Busy Season


Students Transfer From Home to School: Community Colleges Help Prepare Teens for Four Year Degree


The Jeffords Switch — What Will It Mean?


Home—schooled boy is champion speller


Congress Passes Family Tax Relief


Rhode Island: HSLDA Prevents School District from Imposing Unauthorized Testing


California: Are Your Children in a "Correct" Program?


Texas: Child Released from Juvenile Detention


HSLDA: At a Conference Near You


Hold that Baby! Have You Taken Your Parenting Class Yet?


83 Counts of Truancy Put on Hold


H.R. 1 Passes the House


Home schooler wins third place
in National Geography Bee


House Deals with H.R. 1 Amendments—Should Complete Work Today


HSLDA Monitors Recent UN Activity


Home—schoolers find vindication in contests


Home—Schooling Under Siege


Four—year—old's Exploration Results in Social Worker Contact


Judges rule against home—schoolers.


H.R. 1 Great for Home Schoolers, Mixed Bag for Public Schools


Alaska—No Haven From Social Workers


Home school family wins automatic appeal to North Carolina State Supreme Court


The Right Way to Go about It


Heritage Foundation Examines Presidential Directives


District Tries to Enforce Illegal Requirements


School Harasses Home Schooling Family


House Committee Approves Education Bill


Montana Home school student named winner in Boston Globe essay contest


Senate, House Resume Education Debates—An Update from Capitol Hill


Heritage Foundation Examines UN Convention Committees


West Virginia: Governor Signs Two—year Waiver!


Editorial Blasts Social Workers in North Carolina


Chick—fil—A Looking for Home Schooled Workers


Truant Children? Call the Social Worker!


House Education Committee Votes to Protect Home School Freedom—Further Action Pending


Home School SAT Scores for 1999 and 2000


National Home School Leadership Legislative Summit A Success


Farris Attends Summit with House/Senate Leaders


Alert Update: Victory Report from Capitol Hill


Response to Home School Article in the St. Joseph News—Press


Child & Family Protection Act


House Committee Rejects Choice—HSLDA Amendments Pending


Education Bills Start to Move in Congress


HSLDA Issues Targeted Alert—Home Schoolers Have Chance to End Further Federal Control


A Review of the Bush Education Plan


Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Update


An Isolated Incident . . . or Not?


HSLDA Attends Education Leaders Council (ELC) — Hill Insiders Unsure of H.R. 1 Final Language.


County Insists It Can Discriminate Against Home Schoolers


Senate, House Move Closer to Action on Education Bills


Helping Our Members Resolve Legal and CPS Contacts


Nevada Family Successfully Handles Hostile Investigation


The Universal Tuition Tax Credit


Ending the Discrimination Against Disabled Home Schooled Students


Heritage Foundation Gives Senate Ed Bill a Failing Grade; House Bill a B+


Taxpayer Watchdog Group Releases Ratings


New York May Lighten Load on Home Schoolers


HSLDA's National Privacy Report


Aim high(er)


Michigan parents resist forced tests


Military Home School Children Equal Access Act of 2001 (HR 830)


BUSH to UN—U.S. is Pro—Family: A Report from the Front


Over 300 Members Contact HSLDA for Assistance


Unfavorable Ruling for Home School Families with Special Education Students


Senate Republicans ready to debate: Democrats holding out for more money


Education Cultural Indicators


Is this the Calm Before the Storm?


New Study Shows Money Alone Will Not Increase Achievement


North Carolina Bill Stops Social Workers at Your Door


Compulsory threats to education, freedom


Home Schooling Family Receives Unexpected Subpoena


West Virginia Makes a Move Toward Permanent Freedom


President Bush Moves to Protect Medical Privacy


Michigan:"What Is the Fourth Amendment Again?"


HSLDA Examines the American Community Survey


House Majority Leader Takes Stand for Privacy


President Bush Releases Budget


Kentucky——Social Worker Says Home Schooling without Certified Teacher Illegal


National Report Card Shows No Improvement


The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001——An Initial Overview of the House Bill


Improving Tax Code Can Help Education


Wrongly Jailed Mom Cleared by Missouri Court


Federal Court Protects Parents: Social Workers Blocked by Federal Order


Assembly Bill 2881: Prohibits home-schooling of children under DYFS care, custody, or supervision without DYFS approval


HSLDA Weighs In on Administration's Education Plan


Civil Rights Suit Progresses: HSLDA Files Brief Against Discriminatory County


7,000 Texans Demand CPS Reform


Respectfully relentless, home schoolers change state laws in New Mexico


The social value of school is mythical


Voice of state organization guards
home school freedom in Minnesota


Out of Jail, but Still in Court — Kentucky Litigation Continues


Legislative Victory in Louisiana


Let My People Go!


Why homeschool? Parents cite a host of reasons


Home schooler wins at science fair


Home schooler wins at science fair


Parents of 2—year—old 'streaker' taken to court


North Carolina Family Holds Social Services to Constitution


Homeschooling 101: Why We Do It


Home Schoolers in Brazil Need Your Help


Mother Goes Free in Maryland


New Jersey appeals court just says no
to social worker home invasions


Ohio home schooler saved from
criminal trial on unfounded truancy charges


Minnesota home schoolers defeat attempts at more regulation


Mississippi Mom Handcuffed for Home Schooling Gets Her Day in Court


HSLDA Asks Cheney about National Testing


Louisiana Legislature Tries to Shut a Door on Home Schoolers


Louisiana Legislature Tries to Shut a Door on Home Schoolers


Home School Lobbyists Target Freshmen and Military Committee Members


Home School Lobbyists Target Freshmen and Military Committee Members


Home Schoolers Pleased with NC Court of Appeals Arguments


New Mexico home schoolers rally support for eliminating standardized test requirement


New Mexico home schoolers rally support for eliminating standardized test requirement


Rapid response defends choice parents made


Home schoolers win in West Virginia House——Face another battle in the Senate


Mean—spirited bill aimed at South Dakota home schoolers convincingly defeated


President Bush's Remarks As Prepared For Delivery To The Joint Session Of Congress