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This year, home school statutes or regulations were adopted in Wisconsin and Montana.
(Non-HSLDA cases are marked with an “ * ”)

March 26 — Washington: Michael Farris and J. Michael Smith founded the Home School Legal Defense Association.

April 26 — Wisconsin: Monumental changes were made in the Wisconsin law relating to home education. The state court of appeals declared the state’s compulsory attendance law un-constitutional in Wisconsin v. Popanz.*

May 18 — Washington: Because they were being denied the right to educate their children, home schoolers, led by HSLDA, challenged the constitutionality of the Washington statute when they filed the Caproni case. This contributed to the passage of a new home school law in 1985.

Now read about the year 1984.