The Right to Home School: A Guide to the Law on Parents' Rights in Education / Edition 3

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"Written by the Senior Counsel of the Home School Legal Defense Association, this book is useful both to interested parents, who are often unaware of the extent of their rights and unsure where to turn for help, and to attorneys who represent them. It discusses the legislative and judicial histories of home schooling and it provides a clear picture of the impediments often placed in the way of those who wish to home school by local school officials. In addition to discussing the rights and legal recourses available to those parents, The Right to Home School also summarizes the statutory trend to deregulate home schooling, thereby encouraging families to continue this highly successful form of education." This edition includes information on the battle to pass parental rights and religious freedom acts and provides model language. The latest data on home schoolers in college is also discussed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890896235
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,348,533
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
1 What Is Home Schooling? 1
2 The Conflict: Parental Rights v. State Regulation 21
3 The Nature and History of Parental Liberty in Education 29
4 The Free Exercise of Religion and the Right to Home School 49
5 Religious Freedom Case Decisions Against Home Education 73
6 Restrictions Are Often Found Unconstitutionally Void for Vagueness 83
7 The Right to Home School Protected Under Private School Laws 99
8 Home School Parents Have the Right to a Neutral Decision-Maker 111
9 The Unconstitutionality of Home Visits 123
10 The Myth of Teacher Qualifications 135
11 The Rights of Handicapped Home Schoolers 149
12 Legislative Trends to Protect Home Schoolers 159
App. I Home School Students Excel in College 169
App. II Why Do We Need State Parental Rights Acts? 181
App. III Religious Freedom Loses Ground - But States are Fighting Back 193
App. IV Cases Supporting the Least Restrictive Means Component of the Compelling Interest Test 199
App. V Cases Supporting the Essential Component of the Compelling Interest Test 201
App. VI Troxel v. Granville: A Victory for Parental Rights 203
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