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GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING

36 The Jan . /Feb . issue of Mother Earth News, which should be out about the time you receive this GWS, will carry an article by me about how to home-school . It will also recommend and quote from Nancy Wallace's new book BETTER THAN SC HOOL (see GWS #35). I will a l so write an article for The Progressive about what I call the metaph ors of education; not sure when this will appear. And I am talk­ ing to the editors of Phi Delta Kap­ ~ about doing another article for them, about some simple and inexpen­ sive ways to make the schools a lit­ tle bit better . On Sat . Nov . 19 I spoke to a state-wide meeting of school boards in Nevada, saying why I thought it would be in their best interests to allow and support home schooling, without imposing too restrictive con­ ditions . The audience was polite though not enthusiastic. Later the President of the state board of educa­ tion said to them that there was no longer any question of the state for­ bidding home schooling, it was defin­ itely legal, and the only question to discuss was under wh at conditions would it be allowed . For the time be­ ing the state seems ready to tell peo­ ple that they can teach their kids at home as long as they do exactly what the schools do, a condition which most home schoolers (and I) would find too restrictive and not accepta­ ble. But it is encouraging that they are at least no longer thinking about trying to forbid home schooling alto­ gether . On returning from my Nevada trip, I and our friends the Maher fam­ ily taped a too - brief TV show with Steve Allen, musician, comedian, and one of the big stars of TV a decade or so ago . He did not learn until he reached the studio that he was going to be the interviewer for our show, so had no time to prepare; but even on this very short notice he asked good questions and was fun to work with . While speaking in Philadelphia, I met my hosts' seven - year - old daugh­ ter, Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, who entirely on her own started and runs "A's Bakery. " It is all her show; she makes and puts up posters, collects orders, buys the raw materials, bakes blueberry muffins and three different kinds of (delicious) cookies, fills the orders, collects the money, every­ thing. I hope in a coming issue of GWS to tell, or to have her tell, her story at greater length . We are happy to say that in recent weeks we have had the largest volume of book orders in our short history . Thanks for using us . As we've said before, one small but real­ ly helpful thing you can do is show or send our book list to as many peo­ ple as possible.

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I am leaving immediately for a 10-day trip to the Midwest, which (thanks to some organizing by GWS readers) includes talks at Eastern Illinois U., DePauw (IN) U. , Indiana­ polis, Chicago, Northbrook IL, Kalama­ zoo MI, Ann Arbor, and Oakland U. (Rochester MI). I will be back in time for the Dec. 8 Open House, and a Dec . 12 meeting with Providence, RI homeschoolers . - John Holt

JOHN 'S COMING SCHEDULE Jan. 12, 1984: Holt Associates Open House. Jan. 28: Providence Learning Con­ nection, Providence RI . Contact Joyce McFarlane, 401-274-9330. (Feb. 4 snow­ date) . Feb. 9: Holt Assoc. Open House. Mar . 5: Project Excell, Suffolk U., Boston. Contact Glen Lewandowski, 723-4700 ext. 280 . Mar. 30: Eastern Washington Uni­ versity, Cheney WA . Contact Darleen Weller, 509-456-4401. Mar. 31 - Apr . 1: Seattle home­ schoolers . Contact Deb Stewart, 206-435-5015. Apr . 2-3: Home Schooling Fair, Spokane WA. Contact Nola Evans, 509-326-0267. Apr . 16: University of Kentucky. Contact Libby Morley, 606-273-7816.

GRANT COLFAX DOING WELL From the San Francisco Examiner, 11/6/83: SCHOLAR WHO NEVER WENT TO SCHOOL LIKES HARVARD - AND IS DOING WELL ­ It's a long way from the coastal moun­ tains of Mendocino County to Harvard Yard, but except for a touch of home­ sickness and normal freshman jitters about grades, Grant Colfax is making the adjustment just fine . "Things have calmed down pretty much," said the 18-year- old who drew international media attention after he was admitted to Harvard even though he had never attended school. Colfax and his three younger brothers received all of their educa­ tion from their parents at their moun­ taintop home near Boonville (CA) ... Colfax said the media blitz sur­ rounding his first two weeks at Har­ vard was "embarrassing . " He went from never having watched television to appearing on "The Johnny Carson Show" ( " which convinced me I don ' t want to be in show biz"), " Good Morning Amer­ ica" and more than a dozen other radio and TV shows. When he arrived in Cambridge, he was besieged by reporters from as far away as Australia and Germany . CBS wanted a TV crew to follow him during his first day of classes. He refused, explaining, "I figured I had enough to worry about." ... "The change (from studying at home) hasn't been that bad," Colfax said . "There is a lot of work ... The work isn't that hard, it's just the quantity of it. It requires a lot of organization. I have to learn to calm down at times . I have to learn I can't learn every detail like I could at home." That lesson came swiftly. "After my first chemistry test I came out almost in tears because I had done so poorly," he said . "I felt so bad I called home and told them I might not make it. " His intuition was correct . He got only 54% of the answers right. But on the Harvard curve, that was good enough for an A; 39% was worth a

B on the test. His midterm grades in his pre­ med course of studies were an A in math, an A in Spanish and an A-minus in chemistry. Colfax was one of only nine stu­ dents selected for a freshman honors seminar on psychological issues in medicine. "There were 90 applica­ tions," said Dr. David Funder, a psychology professor who conducts the seminar . "I wanted to find people able to work independently, who didn't need to be spoon-fed, who were well-prepared." Colfax more than met those quali­ fications, Funder said. "He's very energized and well-organized," the professor said, describing him as a "pretty remarkable young man . " . .. His lack of formal schooling and the social interchange associated with it haven't hampered him, Colfax said . "I'm pretty outgoing" ... "The main thing I miss is the quiet," Colfax said . "It's never quiet here. It makes you very tense. I have to get away from it a lot." . ..

NOTES FROM DONNA Looking back on our sixth full year of publication, I must say it was an eventful one for the staff. Two left (Peggy and Tim), one got engaged, then married (Pat), one had a baby (Mary Van Doren). Mark Pierce got pneumonia in September and was out for a week; in his absence we hired Mary Gray, who had been volun­ teering for us, and now both she and Mark are working on the book orders and subscriptions . Mary often brings her lively 5-year-old son Christopher to the off ice. Time for a big end-of - the-year " Thank you'" to everyone who has worked as a volunteer for us. Special credit goes to: Mary Maher, for proof­ reading GWS and typing letters; Mari­ lyn Pelrine, for mailing renewal post­ cards every two months; Kit Finn, for proofreading the big Directory in this issue. Other local volunteers who have helped this year in the office or at home include Mary Silva, Mary Steele, Mary Pelrine, Pam Mitch­ ell, Terry Burch, Mario Pagnoni, Ann Gilbert, Danny Desai, Fran Castelluc ­ cio, Sue Mojica, Jan Wrotnowski, and their families. Typists outside the Boston area included June and Allen Conley, Bob Post, Nanda Hills, Zeke Cameron, Cheryl Richardson, Kate Gil­ day, Jeanne Finan, Mary Friedl, Gary Floam, Diane Kephart . Thanks also to the families such as the Prices (Susan, Matt, and Faith) of Florida who helped while they were visiting Boston. I was surprised at how many entries there were for our " Free Logo Drawing" - 78, not counting dupli­ cates (we only allowed one entry per family) . The lucky winners were: Randy Pierce, Texas; Freda Davies, Ontario; Nancy Spector, Al aska; Y. Hanus, New York; and Rebekah Co h en , CA. - Donna Richoux

A WIN IN GEORGIA ... There have been two important rulings concerning home-schoolers in recent weeks, one win and one l oss . First, the win. As reported in t h e Atlanta Constitution, 10/26/83: . . . The Georgia Supreme Court overturned the state ' s compulsory school attendance law Tuesday, call ­ ing it an "impermissibly vague" sta ­


2 tute that fails to define a private school. In a 4-3 decision, the court issued the ruling in response to an appeal by Terry and Vickie Roemhild of Stephens County, who were arrested two years ago when, for religious rea­ sons, they insisted on teaching their children at home instead of enrolling them in school. ... Under the compulsory atten­ dance law, students aged 7 to 16 must attend public or private school . Although the law is clear in its definition of public school, it only vaguely defines a private school. As a result, many home schoolers have complied with the law by registering their homes as private schools . "Although we agree that the word 'school' clearly puts one on notice that an organized education must be provided to the child, there are many questions concerning the scope, nature, and place of the education which are left unanswered by the state . . . " said the ruling, written by Supreme Court Justice Richard Bell. . . . Rusty Sewell, executive coun­ sel for the governor, said Tuesday's decision means that the law is now in limbo. "Probably what it means is that you couldn't prosecute under that law if someone is teaching their children at home," Sewell said ...

schools. The trial court sustained objections to this evidence on the ground that it was irrelevant to the issue of whether the defendant was qualified as a teacher. We agree with the trial court's ruling . The compari­ son would at best be mere conjecture insofar as Mrs. Newstrom's qualifica­ tions to teach are concerned. The trial court construed the word "quali­ fications" to mean educational quali­ fications acquired by formal educa­ tion as well as informal training and correctly ruled that [whether ] Mrs. Newstrom was in fact a good teacher or not was irrelevant ... Appellant simply does not real­ ized or appreciate that every parent does not have complete freedom in selecting and determining the manner in which her children are to be educated ...

[DR:] The Justices' legal reason­ ing concerning "vagueness" drew heavi­ lyon the Wisconsin Supreme Court case Wisconsin Vs. Popanz, from which we quoted at length in GWS #34 . Connie Shaw of GEORGIANS FOR FREEDOM IN EDUCATION writes, "The overturning of the compulsory atten­ dance law has created a mixed chorus of government and non-government reaction . A new law will most likely be voted on in this next legislative session which begins Monday, January 9, 1984. Our time is short .. . If we are to influence our Georgia legisla­ tors in forming that new law to in­ clude home education, then we must combine forces with all home educa­ tors." The organization urges all Georgia readers to contact their legislators.

OTHER COURT NEWS

.. . A LOSS IN MINNESOTA The second ruling comes from Minnesota. On Aug . 31, a District Court upheld the conviction of home­ schooler Jeanne Newstrom of Bemidji . Some quotes from that ruling, written by Judge Saetre: ... The main thrust of Mrs. Newstrom's defense relates to Subd . 2 of M.S. 120 . 10 and that her "qualifi­ cations are essentially equivalent to the minimum standards for public school teachers of the same grades or subjects ... " The qualifications for minimum standards for public teacher are ... a bachelor's degree which must include a completed course in elementary school teaching and licensed as an elementary teacher by the State Board of Teaching. Mrs . Newstrom has the equivalent of one year of college in general courses, none of which include any courses in education . Mrs. Newstrom acknowledges her lack of formal train­ ing and qualifications but claims that nonetheless she is qualified to teach her own children and offered evidence to compare the results of her daughter ' s education with the per­ formance of children in public

account of the results of our eviden­ · tuary hearing last spring . We WON' Our handicapped child was neglected and worse - abused - in the local pub­ lic school. It was just awful what was going on in that classroom .. . He has improved 100% since getting him out of there. I have enjoyed teaching him ... At the time we had charges brought against us we did not know of . your group or of others, but some of the home-schoolers elsewhere in Minne­ sota saw the account in their papers and got in touch with us. I must say they were a big help in helping us win the case. Dr. Moore gave us a lot of help and I also had information from John Holt which I gave to the judge as an exhibit . . . From the local newspaper article Shi rley sent:

[DR:] However, the Minnesota State Supreme Court has agreed to review the Newstroms' case, and attor­ ney John E. Mack is hopeful that the P?panz (WI) and Roemhild (GA) deci­ s~ons will be influential . Mr. Mack asked John Holt (among others) to file an amicus curiae brief on behalf on the Newstroms, and John agreed. He plans to write more about the weak­ nesses in this ruling in GWS #37.

Ann Mordes (FL) wrote in the FLASH newsletter: ... We are happy to inform all of you that the case in Monticello (Jef­ ferson County) against parents who were operating a "623" incorporated school was dropped due to "lack of evidence." The attorney was informed the day before the hearing was to have taken place ... [DR: The families involved were Gilbert and Theresa Sil­ veira, and Ross and Gloria Johnson.] I'd like to compliment them in their choice of an attorney, Joseph P. Dal­ lanegra, Jr . Mr . Dallanegra prepared a most thorough and truthful law brief. It was enough to educate not only the State Attorney, but also the Department of Education . .. A news story reprinted in the Iowa newsletter O'KIDS: PARENTS ACQUITTED ON TRUANCY LAW CHARGES - A Muscatine couple who with­ drew their children from school to set up a home study program have been acquitted of charges that they viola­ ted Iowa's truancy laws . Ronnie and Nancy Shuler were accused by Muscatine school officials of failing to provide their three children with an educational program taught by a state-certified teacher and equivalent to public schooling. But in a ruling filed Tuesday, Muscatine County District Associate Judge James A. Weaver said he was not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the Shulers' home study program fell short of meeting those legal requirements ... [DR:] In GWS #34 we mentioned briefly that the Kirschenman family of Moorhead, MN had won their court case, but that was all we knew. Since then, the Kirschenmans have sub­ scribed to GWS, and Shirley Kirschen­ man (MN) writes: ... I am enclosing a newspaper

... Becker County Judge Sigwel Wood has ruled that a Moorhead couple does not have to send their ll-year­ old mentally and physically handi­ capped son to Moorhead public schools. ... The Kirschenmans have been teaching Stephan at home since they removed him from public school in May 1980. The judge also held that the com­ pulsory attendance law did not apply in this case. Wood said the laws con­ cerning education of handicapped chil­ dren provide that parents may send a handicapped child to a school of their choice . "In this case, ·Stefan is attend­ ing a school ... insofar as he is be­ ing educated at home in all of the common branches as required for men­ tally handicapped child, and fur­ ther ... Mr . and Mrs. Kirschenman do have qualifications which are essen­ tially equivalent to the minimum stan­ dards for public school teachers of the same grades or subjects," Wood wrote . Mrs. Kirschenman has a nursing degree, worked as a Army pediatric nurse and also taught nursing at a California college. Mr. Kirschenman is a North Dakota State University engineering professor. . .. Assistant Clay County Attor­ ney Cathy Mills said the county will probably not appeal the case. Mills said Wood's finding that the Kirschen­ mans are qualified to teach Stefan precludes any appeal ... Other news in brief: Awaiting trial: Jimmy Wilson, Vanceboro TN; attorney, Hugh D. Cox The Millers, Maryland Line MD. Awaitin ruling: The Wilkie fami­ ly, Alpena M . Case appealed by state: Sheridan Road Bapt~st School, near Saginaw MI (GWS #31 & 33).

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GOOD NEWS: WA, KY, MS, FL From the Seattle Post­

Intelligencer, 10/7/83:

... Some parents could legally teach their children at home for the first time in state history if an experimental home-study program is approved today . The state Board of Education is expected to act on the proposal . .. [DR: they did approve it.] . .. Parents from tne-Stillagua­ mish Learning Exchange [see "Helpful Schools"], a two-year-old education cooperative headquartered near Arling­ ton, said they would like to take

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part in the experiment. They said · they would expect to be evaluated like any private school. About 150 Stillaguamish students are taught at home by their parents who are assisted and supervised by certificated instructors. The program was approved by the state board in 1982, but when the board learned this summer the program was a home-study project, it withheld approval. Under the state's attendance law, children from the ages of 8 through 14 not enrolled in either a private or public state "approved" school are considered truants. The home - study proposal from the state Superintendent of Public Instruction would establish two one-year experimental programs admin­ istered through a public school and a private school. The parents would tutor their own children under the supervision of a certificated teacher, who would be hired by the school. Teachers would train parents to be tutors and monitor no more than 20 children. Each parent and student would meet with the teacher for at least one hour per week and keep daily progress records. The state superintendent's office would audit the program annually . ..

children as I reviewed the many accom­ plishments they have made already. For example, the 7-year-old has taught himself to read with confi­ dence; the children save their own money to help support their new Mexi­ can foster brother, with whom they correspond and have decided to learn Spanish for; the children help teach art classes at a local nursing home and have "adopted" a wonderful gentle­ man to be their "grandfather"; we have taught ourselves the rudiments of Cuisenaire rods, and are learning Latin; the children are carefully rai­ sing gerbils and keeping records of the successive generations, eating habits, and all pertinent information that they can gather to go into a book they hope to publish . . . and on and on' ... My proudest moment came when I received a phone call from Mr. West only a few days after I had returned the data forms. He was kind enough to call me hersOnally to commend our fam­ ilydon t e fine program we had devel­ ope and to offer encouragement, praise, and any help we might need in the future . I nearly wept with grati tude for his kindness and understand­ ing, and I realized that the many neg­ ative responses to our decision to try home-schooling must have been hurting me more than I had realized .. .

From Barb Soper (KY): .. . 1 had been told that the pro­ cess of becoming a home school might take some time and trouble, so I imme­ diately sent for your back issues (to glean all pertinent information) and called Mr . Pat West, Jr., the Superin­ tendent of Non-Public Schools in Frankfort . Within a few days, I was shocked to receive all of the neces­ sary information and an application form' ... I immediately called the local health department and the dis­ trict fire marshal's office to re­ quest that they inspect our designa­ ted school area. Although I had been told that the officials who would be certifying (or, Lord forbid, not cer­ tifying) our school were very~rd to please and downright rude, I was thor­ oughly impressed with the courteous, helpful and supportive response from both offices ... By the end of July, I had received a 100% rating from the health department and the approval and commendation for cooperation from the F~re Marshal' By the second week in August, our school had become approved by the State Department of Education, and my only other obligation was to notify the County Superintendent of Schools of the children's names and addresses by October 1, which I did. Our school was sent data bank forms (which are sent out to all Ken­ tucky schools) inquiring about our curriculum, schedule, philosophy, mat­ erials, etc . , which I had been told by another home-school family to ex­ pect [see GWS #35]. They had told me that I only needed to write N/A across the forms and return them or even throw them away' As I read through the forms, however, I real­ ized that it might be helpful to the State Board of Education if I took the time to reply and to write down the philosophy behind our family's decision to learn at home .. . As I counted the number of books in our home and listed all of the wonderful things we have been learning togeth­ er, I became more and more aware of how really fine our program is and of just how committed we all are to our home school. I felt very proud of my

GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING #36

[ DR: ] Becky Howard (AR) sent us a copy of the new 10-page Mississippi compulsory education law, and marked the sections related to home school­ ing . Looks like the Mississippi legis­ lature went out of its way to protect the rights of home-schoolers . (Does anyone know why? Someone must have put a lot of effort into getting these favorable passages included in the bill . ) The relevant parts: . . . SECTION 21 . .. (2) The follow­

ing terms as used in this section are

defined as follows:

... (e) "School" means any public school in this state or any nonpublic school in this state which is in ses­ sion each school year for at least 155 school days, except that the "non­ public" school term shall be the num­ ber of days that each school shall require for promotion from grade to grade . . . (i) "Nonpubl ic school" for the purposes of this section shall mean an institution for the teaching of children, consisting of a physical plant, whether owned or leased, inclu­ ding a home, instructional staff mem­ bers and students, and which is in session each school year. This defini­ tion shall include, but not be limit­ ed to, private, church, parochial and home instruction programs. (3) A parent, guardian, or cus­ todian of a compulsory-school-age child in this state shall cause such child to enroll in and attend a pub­ lic school or legitimate nonpublic school for the period of time that such child is of compulsory school age, except under the following cir­ cumstances: . .. (c) When a compulsory-school­ age child is being educated in a legi­ timate home instruction program ... The parent, guardian or custodian of a compulsory-school-age child attend­ ing any nonpublic school . . . shall com­ plete a "certificate of enrollment" in order to facilitate the administra­ tion of this section . The form of the certificate of enrollment shall be prepared by the State Board of Education and shall be designed to obtain the following in­

formation only: (i) The name, address, and date of birth of the compulsory-school age child; (ii) The name and address of the parent, guardian, or custodian . . . (iii) A simple description of the type of education the compul­ sory-school-age child is receiving and, if such child is enrolled in a nonpublic school, the name and address of such school; and (iv) the signature of the

parent . . .

For the purposes of this subsec­ tion, a legitimate nonpublic school or legitimate home instruction pro­ gram shall be those not operated or instituted for the purpose of avoid­ ing or circumventing the compulsory attendance law. ... (9) Notwithstanding any provi­ sion or implication herein to the con­ trary, it is not the intention of this Section to impair the primary right and the obligation of the par­ ent .. . to choose the proper education and training for such child, and noth­ ing in this section shall ever be con ­ strued to grant, by implication or otherwise, to the State of Mississip­ pi, any of its officers, agencies or subdivisions any right or authority to control, manage, supervise or make any suggestion as to the control, man­ agement or supervision of any private or parochial school or institution for the education or training of chil­ dren, of any kind whatsoever that is not a public school according to the laws of this state; and this Section shall never be construed so as to grant, by implication or otherwise, any right or authority to any state agency or other entity to control, manage, supervise, provide for or affect the operation, management, pro ­ gram, curriculum, admissions policy or discipline of any such school or home instruction program .. . A home-schooler in Florida wrote to Ann Mordes of FLASH: ... The day after I talked to you, Mr . Jones (Health and Rehabili­ tative Services intake counselor) called and said that I had to have a certified teacher in order to be oper­ ating legally. I, of course, told him that he was miSinformed, which he very heatedly denied. I asked him where I could see that requirement in writing, and he said Chapter 39. I asked him what it said exactly and he replied that all children must attend school between the ages of 6 and 16. I asked him where it said that any private school had to employ or have on its staff a state-certified teach­ er, to which he replied that he did not know right off but that he would find out . We ended our conversation with his assurance that he would let me know where to find a statute sup­ porting his statements. I had also during the course of the conversation mentioned the H. R . S. manual's defini-

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4 tion of "truancy" which he said was not accurate. I asked him to please look it up to make sure. He said he would. He also said that we were defi­ going to (you guessed it) ---­ . I was chagrined. Immediately upon my hanging up the phone, I start­ ed to worry and wonder what I was go­ ing to do. Not fifteen minutes later the phone rang . It was Mr. Jones who told me, very nicely, that I was right about everything that I had said' The definition of truancy, that there was no requirement for any private school to have on its staff a state-certi­ fied teacher, and very few other re­ quirements. He went on to say that as far as he could ascertain I was opera­ ting within the law (I had mentioned that I was open to the public and that we are supported in part by tui­ tion and/or gifts) and that as far as he was concerned the case was closed and his report to the State (?) would say just that . He asked for a copy of my attendance records and said that was all he needed . . . A few minutes later I received another call, this time from the school social worker, who apologized for all the trouble and frustration I had been put through . She said that it had been equally frustrating for them as they have received no help or legally-supported information from either the school board or the Dept . of Education . She asked me to send her copies of the papers I have and said that she would be very grateful. She also said that she hoped the role of the school board would be a more supportive one in the future . She also assured me that if she learns of anything I need to be doing to be in compliance with the law she will let me know . I am taking your advice to get everything in writing ... Thank you also for putting me in touch with Mr. Dallanegra (attorney) . We are arran­ ging for him to conduct a seminar in this area soon. He gave me some advice also and even dictated the affidavit he advised me to send H.R.S . instead of the attendance records that they requested . .. [DR: See also "Success in Flori­ da," GWS #28, page 4.]

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INFORMAL SCHOOL IN CALIF. Karen Olin Johnston (CA) wrote: The SAN FERNANDO VALLEY HOME­ SCHOOLERS, of which we are members, has really been growing' At recent meetings we've had as many as 13 moth­ ers and 23 children ... Over the sum­ mer we met a few times rather infor­ mally, at parks and at the beach . As the schoolyear approached, some of the older children expressed the desire to go to school, to be with kids their age . We decided to organ­ ize something among our own children to fill that need. So at present we are having these things happening: Once a month we meet at a park, all ages welcome; and also families just considering home-schooling are welcome. While the children play and get to know one another, us mothers give each other moral support, share resources and news info, discuss GWS, swap stories, etc. Once a week, part of the group (mostly 7-12 years old) meet at alter­ nate houses for a more formal "school day." Everyone involved agreed that they were much more eager to sit down to do math or writing if there was someone to do it with. The first

week, one mother led singing and be­ ginning music notation lesson with the whole group; then one group worked with Cuisenaire rods while another group solved math problems with some Montessori materials. After lunch the whole group played a game to open them up to creative writing, and on the side there were one-on-one experiences going on with a home com­ puter, the piano, and puzzles . Two babies and two four-year-olds just merged right in alongside the older children. We're also planning "field trips" once a week ... Last week we visited a park which was the estate of a silent-movie star. It had farm animals, old western-style home, nature trail, etc ... One thing we've all noticed is how well these kids play together. There is virtually no whining, tat­ tling, or fighting . .. One time you'll see a 10-year-old playing with a 22-month - old, and the next time you see her she'll be involved in a game with an 8- and a 12-year-old ... Our only level of organization is a telephone tree, which operates in a complete circle, so that anyone can instigate communication with the group. Also, as one family had al­ ready set up their home as a private school with an affidavit last year, many of the older children are "enrolled" in it this year, as some sort of protection . ..

OTHER LOCAL NEWS Addresses for all home-schooling organizations are listed in the back of this issue. ARIZONA: From an article head­ lined " Home-instruction program earns good marks in first year" in the Ari­ zona Republic, 10/2/83: "Richard C­ Harris, school superintendent in Mari­ copa County, said he is pleased with the achievement test scores of the approximately 150 children in the county who were instructed at home last year. Of that number, 14 failed to show adequate progress on the Cali­ fornia Achievement Test, Harris said. After testing by a psychologist, four of the 14 were denied home-schooling exemptions. 'I was surprised there were as few as 14 who seemed to be having problems,' Harris said ... 'I think the parents who are teaching at home are courageous . They're challeng­ ing us (the public schools) to do a better job . . . '" The article also said the state had administered 314 proficiency tests to parents wishing to teach their own children, and 214 of those passed. It was unknown how many who failed retook the test later and passed. FAMILIES FOR HOME EDUCATION pub­ lished the longest directory we've seen yet in a local newsletter - 99 families in the greater Phoenix area. CALIFORNIA: A campaign to place the "school voucher" initiative on the '84 ballot has been started . For information, contact PARENTS CHOOSE QUALITY EDUCATION, 1537 Hood Rd, Suite D, Sacramento CA 95825; 916­ 921-0575 or 444-8725. Evella Troutt of the L.A. COUNTY CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION writes, "We are affiliated with a statewide network called CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION which is directed by Karen Woodfin and Susan Beatty. We are not locked in with any particular Christian church - most of our members would fit into the histor­ ical evangelical framework. Our main

efforts have been directed at estab­ lishing local support groups, and pro­ viding basic guidance and information to prospective home - schooling fami­ lies. We would be happy to work with any families you wish to refer to us. We do have a county newsletter which is directed toward local news of sup­ port groups and field trips .. . " Janet McCormick, the California State Department of Education Liaison to Non-Public Schools, expects over 5,000 private schools to register with the state in 1983-84, says Pam Pacula in Home Centered Learning, 10/83. GEORGIA: About 400 people attend­ ed a home-schooling conference featur­ ing Dr . Raymond Moore on Oct. 24-25, according to Connie Shaw of GEORGIANS FOR FREEDOM IN EDUCATION . HAWAII: From Barbara Hussey (HI):-rrwe-are a growing group of fami­ lies here interested in home school­ ing ... For now (and this is from a district superintendent of schools), there is no state policy on policing home-schoolers. It is allowed as long as basic rpquirements are followed: (1) Registration with the Department of Education; (2) 4-year college degree (which we don't have, but which we feel we can overcome as we have many years in college); (3) Sub­ mission of a basic program outline to the district superintendent." IDAHO: Elizabeth Good writes, "It appears that the State School Board here in Idaho is gearing up for a legislative offensive against home-schoolers in the next session of our legislature . The attorney general was asked by the State Board of Education to render an opinion on the state's compulsory education law as it relates to private and home schools .. . One legislator is drafting a bill based in part on the Arizona law which includes the yearly testing of home-schooled children . Many of the home schoolers are in favor of his bill because it 'makes us legal.' Others of us have a totally different philosophy of 'testing' and could not in good conscience support such a bill .. . " INDIANA: The Summer Bulletin of the HOME EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER listed what it called "an excellent booklet for IN home-schoolers," entitled INDIANA LAW AND HOME EDUCA­ TION, available from: EDUCATION DATA, 6401 Velmar, Ft. Wayne IN 46815. SASE suggested. IOWA: Barb Tetzlaff reports in the OTKTITS newsletter that the state has appOinted a committee to study home-schooling and non-approved Chris­ tian schools . A neighbor of the Tetz­ laffs, Dr . Gordon Shipp, President of Faith Baptist Bible College, is on the committee, and they loaned him materials on home education, inclu­ ding GWS . Some quotes from the paper he submitted Sept . 16: "I could not detect one single force that prompted home education . I did find a dedica­ ted group of people that were making real sacrifices to educate their chil­ dren. They were fine people within their communities. They were not her­ mits, nor were they withdrawn. Many of the parents were not highly educa­ ted themselves in formal processes . They were good communicators and ex­ pressive ... Let us allow them their freedom .. . " MARYLAND: Manfred Smith sent back issues of the MARYLAND HOME EDU­ CATION ASSOCIATION newsletter and wrote, "I have just discovered that you are not on our current mailing list' I'm-Yery sorry' You probably have been wondering what is happening

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5 here in Maryland .. . When I read in GWS #35 that the Hjembo family was introducing legislation on home schooling, I became very concerned. Our law is fine the way it is (at this time) .. . We have sympathetic peo­ ple in the State Dept . of Ed. Intro­ ducing a law would set forces in motion (teachers are very stron~ in MD) that our few numbers would e hard pressed to stop. I've talked with the Hjembos - their legislator was interested, but is not willing to do anything right now . . . " MASSACHUSETTS: Mario Pagnoni (MA) and Elaine Rapp (NH) have given two seminars on home-schooling in Hav­ erhill, MA and Manchester, NH. Mario is giving a slide show and demonstra­ tion on "Home Computers and Home Schooling" Feb. 12, 9-noon, at North­ ern Essex Community College, Haver­ hill. MICHIGAN: The MICHIGAN ASSOCIA­ TION OF HOME EDUCATORS has started a newsletter, $10/4 issues. Some quotes from its first issue: "15 months after starting this organization, we have the names of over 800 home­ schooling or interested families .. . [At ] the Conference in Lansing May 21 .. . the final headcount was 940 peo­ ple . Of those that turned in the ques­ tionnaire, 50% were currently educa­ ting their children at home . The response given most often by families who weren't educating their children at home was that their children were too young . " Pat Montgomery of CLONLARA SCHOOL sent us a clipping from the Detroit Free Press about a State Rep­ resentative, Timothy Walberg of Tip­ ton, who is teaching his children at home . Walberg is on the state House Education Committee. Pat says, "An associate of Walberg met him in the House chambers when this news broke and told them that he was very upset because Walberg was doing home school­ ing when, in fact, this other fellow wanted to be the first Representative doing it'" MISSOURI: Saralee Rhoads of FAMI­ LIES FOR HOME EDUCATION wrote, "The MO/KANSAS HOME EDUCATORS group dis­ banded a couple years ago, and gener­ al consensus was that the state would leave us alone if we kept a low pro­ file. Well, they didn't. Last year a bill came up which would have made all home educators in our state guil­ ty of a misdemeanor until proven inno­ cent! As a result, our group was formed, and has been growing ever since. In July we had 200 members, and now there are 300 + on the mailing list . We have conducted a study on the nature of home schooling in our state, and are preparing for further legislative battles ... " NEBRASKA: Gary and Marilyn Mil­ ler (NEJ formed a support group of homeschoolers in August. Marilyn writes, "We have grown to 70 families on our mailing list, many of whom have withdrawn children from the school system and are facing litiga­ t ion ... '1 NEW YORK: Harold Ingraham of CAL­ UMET SCHOOL writes, "A network of sorts among New York State unschool­ ers now exists . I say 'of sorts' be­ cause I abhor the idea of centraliza­ tion. Therefore, I merely set out to instigate a contact system of like­ minded persons . . . Anyone who writes or calls me asking for area contacts will be given the name of their area's contact leader . A self­ addressed stamped envelope will do the trick . I have also suggested that the area leader run a small notice in the local newspaper .. . "

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OHIO: Ruth Kirchhausen (OH) Leffel asked me to let you know that they did get permission to teach Matthew and J e ssica at h ome. The Geauga County superintendent signed the agreement .. . Also another family in the county got a permit by claiming a religious exemption, neith­ er of the parents having college de­ grees. So it seems the Leffels' court experience last year (although they were found guilty of truancy) has pro­ ven to the superintendent the serious­ ness of these home-schooling parents and he has grudgingly accepted their presence this year . .. " ONTARIO: Anna Myers is coordina­ tor for a new organization, ONTARIO HOME SCHOOLERS; newsletter, $10/year. QUEBEC: Another Canadian group, the Q~HOMESCHOOLING ADVISORY, has started a newsletter ( $2/year). They sent us a copy of proposed educa­ tion legislation in the Quebec Nation­ al Assembly; we don't know how differ­ ent it is from the current law, but it does mention as an alternative to school attendance, "receiving instruc­ tion at home equivalent, in the opin­ ion of the school board, to that pro­ vided at school." TEXAS: The newsletter of the TEX­ AS COAITTTON FOR HOME EDUCATION re­ ports, "Governor Mark White has appointed Ross Perot to head a spe­ cial education commission to study the Texas educational system ... His preliminary recommendations include the following: (1) that children should start school at age 4, ( 2) that school hours should be leng­ thened, and (3) that children should go to school year-round . . . Please write Ross Perot today and express your views (Address: EDS, 7171 Forest Lane, Dallas TX 75230)." WASHINGTON: In GWS # 32, we re­ ported that Washington home-schoolers were fighting and supporting several education bills in the state legisla­ ture . The outcome, as reported in the Unschoolers' Pro~ect: "Truancy H. B . 282 died ~n the ouse Rules Commit­ tee . .. H. B . 492, a bill that would have extended the compulsory school age, died in the Education Commit­ tee ... S . B . 4095, a parental rights' bill that Debra (Stewart) did not think had a chance to get out of com­ mittee, went farther than in the last two years ... It was caught in a time crunch ... Next year we have been pro­ mised an 'Interim Study Committee' to e~amin~ the p,resent law for constitu­ t~onal~ty ... A new home-schooling group in the Spokane area, the FAMILY LEARNING EXCHANGE, has started a lengthy month­ ly newsletter ($18/year). - DR wrote~ynne

THOUGHTS ON " DAY AFTER" I watched "The Day After" with my friend, neighbor, and editor Mer­ loyd Lawrence, and a small group of her friends. I found the film very well done and often very moving. Ear­ ly in the film I noticed a surprising reaction in myself . The suspense, as we waited for what we knew would hap­ pen, that the bombs would go off, became so unbearable that I began thinking in the back of my mind, "Hur­ ry up, set it off, I can't stand the waiting." Later it occurred to me with real fear that many people may have begun or may soon begin to feel that way in real life - since it ' s coming sooner or later, let's get it over with. After the film was over we all agreed, as has been pointed out in many news stories, that the film enor­

mously underestimated the damage that would have been done by a nuclear attack of that size . The bomb over Kansas City would probably have start­ ed a very large firestorm, and at that time of year there would have been enough vegetation in the fields so that the storm would probably have burned its way all the way to and through Lawrence. Most of the injured would have been in very much worse shape than the ones we saw, many of them with massive burns, and many of them blinded like th e little boy, since the reflex which makes us look toward a bright light is a very hard one to repress. Radiation sickness in its more advanced stages causes acute diarrhea and vomiting, which was not shown and was onl y once even hinted at . The problems of raising food would have been far more severe than what was suggested; not only were those farmers' tractors electrically burned out, but they had no fuel, no seed, and none of the chemical ferti­ lizers and pesticides without which our large scale agriculture cannot grow crops at all. And as my brother-in-law put it, "Whose cellar was that horse in?" Where did that healthy horse come from? - A day or two later I talked on the phone with my sister in New Mexi­ co. She told me that a number of young people in her town who saw the show had an interesting reaction, one I would not have expected. The spe­ cial effects in the show, particular­ ly the pictures of the injured and dying, were so much less bloody and horrible than the specIal effects these young people are used to seeing in the crime and horror films they regularly watch that they were bored and disappointed. "Is that all?" they asked. "Is that what all this fuss was about? Big deal'" Many of you will have already learned from articles in the press about the danger that Carl Sagan in the panel spoke of after the film. There seems to be very strong evi­ dence that even a small (small?) nuclear attack or exchange, involving as little (little?) as 100 megatons, would throw so much fine dust and smoke into the upper atmosphere that for several years the temperatures at the earth's surface would be greatly lowered, probably to well below freez­ ing. Scientists from many countries, including Russia, who have seen the figures and the arguments seem to agree that this is so. I would add something that I have not yet seen in print, that even a much less drastic reduction in average year-round tem-

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6 perature, perhaps as little as twenty degrees, would be enough to reduce our agricultural output by eighty or ninety percent . This very high probability of what Sagan called "the nuclear win­ ter" seems to me to contain a very strong possibility of hope . For it is simply not true, as Schultz and Kiss­ inger said after the panel, that pre­ venting nuclear war has been the #1 aim of our government, or any govern­ ment . The superpowers have from the beginning always thought of nuclear war as a possible option, an accepta­ ble if costly and dangerous way to get something they could not get any other way . Both sides dream - fortun­ ately, it has so far been only a dream - of a day when they could, if they chose, drop nuclear weapons on their enemy without having to worry about any being dropped on them in return . In the jargon of the times, this is called a "credible first­ strike possibility." This is what all this talk about so-called Star Wars weapons - anti-missile lasers, etc. ­ is about. If we could just find a way to destroy all enemy missiles in the air, dream the military leaders, then we could drop ours without any danger of retaliation. The "nuclear winter," if this is accepted as being true or highly prob­ able, should put an end to such fool­ ish dreams, and might well give us the reason and impetus the big powers need to do what so far they have never done, despite their talk, which is to get serious about winding down and rolling back the nuclear arms race . For if it is the case that your own nuclear weapons will kill you, no matter where they ~o off, then even-­ the most hard-nose general or fana­ tic hawk (on either side) will soon have to agree that talk about "super­ iority" or "first-strike capability" or even "equality" makes no sense. A weapon that will kill the person who shoots it, no matter where he aims it, is not a weapon. If 100 megatons, exploded anywhere, will be enough to wipe out most life in the Northern Hemisphere, then even the feeblest wits should be able to figure out that stockpiles of 10 - 20 thousand meg­ atons make no sense. So out of all this gloomy talk may come a message of real hope. Let us do what we can to make it so. - JH

FAMOUS UNSCHOOLER Simone T., age 13, wrote in the 10/83 Hostex Exchange: ... Agatha Christie was eight years younger than her sister and brother, Marjorie and Louis. When it was time for them to go to school, their mother, Clarissa Margaret Beoch­ mer Miller, firmly believed in educa­ tion . Marjorie was sent to a boarding school, and Louis was sent to public school. When it was Agatha's turn to go, her mother ' s views had changed. She now believed that education destroyed a child's brain and was ruinous to eyesight. Her mother tutored her at home, but she was sent out for certain special classes ­ art, singing, Swedish exercise, and cookery - just like I am. Agatha Christie started writing very young . She used to tell stories to her mother every night. One night her mother told her to write the story down instead. Agatha next tried poems; then she wrote a long novel. She said some of the early writing wasn ' t too bad, but the whole thing

was pretty poor . She later had much encouragement from Eden Phillpotts, a near neighbor, who was also a wri ter . .. Her first whodunit, THE MYSTERI­ OUS AFFAIR AT STYLES, was an attempt to outwit her sister . Marjorie had challenged Agatha to write a mystery that she couldn't figure out after reading the first chapter. Agatha succeeded in stumping her sister .. .

TWO "SPECIAL ED" KIDS FREE From Larraine Falk (IL): ... I have been educating my son, J.D. (9~), at home for l~ years. Many times during those years I have want­ ed to write and thank you for your inspiration ... If it wasn't for you, GWS, and TEACH YOUR OWN, we would not have found out about home-schooling, or had the courage to do it. J.D. always loved learning, he is very curious and creative, and was reading by age 4. By 2nd grade, he read on a 7th grade level . However, while he was in school, I saw his cre­ ativity drop. He no longer did art projects at home . He refused to do any work in school unless it interest­ ed him. If pressured to do the work, he erupted into tantrums which the teachers were not able to handle and he was sent home. I was truly per­ plexed by the whole thing as I knew him to love learning. In the middle of the first grade, we put him in a private school, thinking that the public school was the problem. Things improved but not greatly . We started meeting with the principal who was also a clinical psychologist. We fol­ lowed eagerly all of the suggestions of the principal. Most of the time I intuitively felt they were bad sug­ gestions. However, this person was an expert in child development and I was only a concerned first-time parent . Therefore, she must be right. At any rate, her suggestions did not help much. In the beginning of second grade, the private school would not take him, so we put him back in pub­ lic school, this time in the behavior disorder class, which was the only way they would take him . Things became much worse . He was being sent home from school several times a week for tantrums. All of the progress he had made in the private school dis­ appeared. At this point we were des­ perate. We hated parenthood, our only child, ourselves. It was sheer hell. The "experts" even told us we were bad parents and J . D. would probably end up ~nstitutionalized. ... One day I was watching J.D . in swim class in the bleachers. The woman next to me started talking to me out of the blue, and told me about her son's problems in school, and how she was planning to take him out of school and teach him at home. I had never heard of home-schooling. The idea hit me like a thunderbolt and I knew that it was the answer. I bought TEACH YOUR OWN on the woman's sugges­ tion and attended a home-schoolers' meeting in the area . Within a month we had taken J . D. out of school. Two weeks after home-schooling began, many friends commented to me how relaxed J.D. seemed, how mature he had become, how loving and giving he was, how open and friendly he had become, etc . , etc. This was after only two weeks' After a few months of home-schooling, our home life became very loving, warm, and wonderful . My

husband and I even started to talk about having another child . . . We had definitely not wanted any more child­ ren while J.D. was in school' Parent­ ing was too awful. But it became rewarding, fulfilling, and enjoyable. So much so, that we now have an adora­ ble baby girl, Alisa, 3~ months old . .. Alisa's arrival has been perfect for J.D. 's emotional growth . He adores her and cares for her . J . D. can't wait for her to wake up in the morning and be with her all day . Kids sure miss a lot of loving relation­ ships with their siblings when they go to school all day long. It took about a year for the school wounds to heal, for J . D. to become creative and fully interested in learning again . It has taken me about l~ years to be able to write about it or really talk about it ... J.D. gets along with other kids so well now. Socialization in school was a very negative experience. School children seem to love being mean to the sensitive, intelligent ones. J . D. has no trouble making friends now ... From Mary Ann Daniels, 7 Birch­ wood Trailer Pk, Fishkill NY 12524: . . . You have ended three of the most horrible years of our lives . Our daughter is now a home-schooler. Since she entered the door at kindergarten, she rebelled against paperwork. She went steadily downhill and me with her. She's been in three different schools and hasn't hit a teacher yet who could handle her . Last year we learned she was "hyper­ active." She was thrown on Ritalin by a neurologist. It didn't help much, and when it was wearing off she had unexplained crying spells . I went to the library to learn more about "hyperactivity" and found Dr. Ben Feingold's book, WHY YOUR CHILD IS HYPERACTIVE . I placed Judy on his all-natural diet, and we couldn't believe the change that took place . Her behavior changed, her health changed - but her attitude about school didn't . I began reading your books and they helped me understand her better . In fact, your books made me reflect back on my own school years. I began to realize Judy was a lot like me ­ very selective in what she wanted to learn . We had a lot of pressure put on us by her second-grade teacher to have her tested ... Our guilt feelings made us go along with it. The psychol­ ogist told me she thought Judy had an auditory language processing problem . I had been told this when she was in kindergarten, but we felt all along her problem was motivation . . . I will never forget the day I had to be at the meeting to label her. I had all I could do not to cry, as I felt I was doing her an injustice. She is about as learning disabled as I am' Around this time I was in a book­ store and TEACH YOUR OWN caught my eye. I bought it and can honestly say it was the best investment I ever made . I began building a case for Judy to be taught at home . I had kept everything on her (report cards, psychological reports, and my own log). At the close of school I sent an eight-page letter with fifteen enclosures to the State Department of Education requesting permission to home-school her. I had enrolled her with the Calvert School and listed all the texts to be used for her third grade curriculum along with a

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week's lesson plan. The State wrote and told me under the N. Y. S . Educa­ tion Law I could teach her at home . I just had to present my program to the local superintendent for approval. I brought all the material I had pre­ pared for the State to the superinten­ dent. Two days later I received per­ mission to teach Judy at home. You can never know the relief I feel. I know my daughter can learn, and a lot better than she was learn­ ing in school. Three years of agony are over. Judy is no longer "learning disabled." I started working with her four weeks ago and I have noticed a change already. She was convinced she was stupid, but now she sees she is learning ...

RAY MOORE OFFERS CURRICULUM Dr. Raymond Moore, author of BET­ TER LATE THAN EARLY, SCHOOL CAN WAIT, HOME-SPUN SCHOOLS, and HOME-GROWN KIDS, is now offering a correspon­ dence course for grades 1-8 through the HEWITT-MOORE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER . According to the brochure, the intention is "to provide a pro­ gram that (1) contains carefully selected Christ-centered materials from a variety of publishing houses; (2) is not too structured; (3) avoids myths and nonsense stories; (4) plans for no formal schooling before about 8 or 10; (5) lists costs clearly and specifies what services are offered (personal counsel, tests, legal advice, etc.) ... " Cost is $250 tui­ tion plus $100-$200 in books. Address for more information: PO Box 9, Washougal WA 98671. - DR

TEEN WORKS AT SCIENCE MUSEUM From New England: . .. 1 was interested in what the mother of teenagers ("Asks About Teens," GWS #33) had to say and ask . We have been having a similar situa­ tion with our "all but" 13 year old daughter - a restlessness, a desire to have a friend her age . We, also, don't get together with other home­ schoolers (there are none that we know of in this area) and we just don't know any families whom we see regularly with kids around that age. I know these things would help . We live in the country, fairly isolated and simply .. . So far we have found one thing that has helped . Since spring, our daughter has been volunteering at a science museum two days a week. To say that she loves it is an under­ statement' She's been doing a great deal of work in the museum's "mount room," cataloging their collections and learning names (in scientific as well as laymen's terms) of many birds and mammals in the process. (She quizzes us on the scientific names and we have great times trying to guess what animal it is') She's be­ come quite the birder . Occasionally she gets to go on a field trip with the museum's naturalist . And we all got to go (at special staff rates) on a whale watch sponsored by the museum . (For anyone who hasn't done that, pliase do, if at all possible ­ definite y, an experience of a life­ time' Hopefully we can repeat it again and again . . . ) The naturalist, by the way, has been very impressed by both of our children's obvious love of and know­ ledge of nature . He said that he'd be more than happy to take them out into

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the field any time. All the museum staff thinks that it's wonderful that our daughter has the chance to be do­ ing this and have been very suppor­ tive, giving her a range of things to do to broaden her experiences there. Occasionally she will take over for the receptionist, and the accountant wants to teach her some of that. She can use the cash register and she helps get out mailings at times . Everyone has found what a good worker she is and the demand has become high' Her major focus is and will be, at her request, the natural history work. None of this has meant much interaction with people her age, though there was a teen-age girl there over the summer which was nice for both of them . This particular girl goes to school but has had a hard time making friends there be­ cause she is considered "different." She plays the cello, for one thing, and was so glad to find another kid who thought that was great' She and our daughter went camping and hiking together and had a great summer. It's been hard for them to get together since school started as they live far from each other. High school is becoming the issue - to go or not to go next year. We have found a very small alterna­ tive high school within reach (though not an easy reach) which we are look­ ing into. School isn't wanted, but a chance to meet some kids is . Our daughter wants somewhere to go some­ times where there are kids but does not want to give up the museum. This alternative school will take kids part-time, offers internships, inde­ pendent study, all sorts of things . They work around the student instead of the other way around and think that home-schooling is great ... May be just the thing ... Our 9-year-old son seems to have no complaints and spends his time reading or playing with and obser­ ving nature. He says that he's going to be a scholar, builder of ships ­ both the water and space type - a homesteader, and a naturalist. Sounds like a busy and interesting life ahead' John, I wanted to comment on "Spaceship School," GWS #34 . You could have been writing about my niece .. . She will not do anything un­ less there is a chance of seeing or meeting "cute boys." Hardly anything is done for itself - what can be enjoyed by simply doing it or what can be learned from it. How sad. When our daughter told her about the museum work, her question was, "Are there any cute boys?" Since the only males at the museum are men rather than boys, her response was, "Oh, I wouldn't like it then . " I realize that it's a natural time to begin taking an interest in the opposite sex, but it is not unnatural to have other interests alsQT ... 1, too, would like to see more about teens in GWS ... We know of only one other home-schooling family with a teen-ager and they live in a different part of the state ...

HOW SHE MET DATES Joyce Kinmont wrote in the Octo­ ber Tender Tutor: . .. Andrea, our social butterfly, has thoroughly enjoyed her three hours a day at the high school, but I hope there will be a better place for the rest of my children to go. The

question, of course, is: Can a girl have a social life without going to the high school? And what that really means is: How will she meet any boys? When Andrea turned 17 this sum­ mer we made a list of all the boys she had gone out with in the year she had been dating. There were eleven. Six of them were already out of school. Of those six, two were in our church ward, two she met in plays they were in at the community thea­ ter, one she met at a clogging class, and one has been a good friend since she was twelve. Another boy was from a different high school, and she met him at the theater. She did meet four of the eleven boys at the high school, but she also met these same boys at church dances. So, if she had never attended the high school, her dating life would have been basically the same' ...

J.P. AND CALVERT From Kathy Mingl (IL): ... J.P. has started 1st grade (Calvert) ... I didn't send for the course - just because it was "time for him to start school," as nearly every­ one said - though I didn't argue. I asked him if he wanted me to get it IOrinim, and he said he did. This boy has ~lhnl' you see - he intends to buil e icopters and walkie-talkies from kits, design robots and space­ ships, and find out where to prospect for gold, etc, etc .. , He has come to his own decision that he wants to learn how to read and solve number problems (actually, he does know the mechanics of reading, he just has gaps in his theory, and lacks zip) . He's willing to accept schoolwork as a help in practicing his skills, but only in the areas where he needs it ­ if the games and puzzles are too easy, he loses interest (he says, "The tricky ones are neater"). For $225, Calvert sent him two boxes of books, instructions, and sup­ plies - paper, crayons, penCils, etc. J . P. freaked out over the riches ­ all his' He made me drag the desk we'd saved for him out of the garage and put it in his room right away, and he was stashing all his stuff in it even before he let me finish screw­ ing the legs and handles on - he just climbed over me. I was a bit intimidated by it all, myself, so at first I tried do­ ing it "by the book," until I could figure out what the heck I was doing. Well, that didn't work - for some rea­ son, I felt like a teacher. J.P. got antsy, and I got irritable. Doing a little bit of each subject just long enough for the kid to get interested, and then switching to something else, makes him feel like the whole busi­ ness is idea, not his. Asking "know-it-a "questions all the time gets sadly in the way of scientific rapport. Most of all, I can't imagine what kind of kid this course is addressed to. It's true that they tell you to "accept the child as he is,'' and modify the program "in the light of his interests and abili­ ties." The directions say to find out what areas the child has trouble with and make up more lessons for him to practice - but what they do not tell you is what to do with their-aratted program when the kid swallows their little morsel of learning whole, not to mention the spoon and half your arm, and then brightly looks up for more ... It seems to me that anyone

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8 who had reached the ripe old age of 5~ would be beyond the speed of this 1st grade stuff, and yet, I have it on the authority of J.P. 's godmother, an elementary schoolteacher, that these are the standard texts the pub­ lic schools use, and the workbooks are much more colorful and interest­ ing - she got quite excited about t h em, as a matter of fact. J.P. does n eed work in the areas they cover, not so much for information as to clarify what he knows in his own head, but he has a naturally wide range of interests, and a good abili­ ty to duplicate what he sees and hears, so his "curriculum" has to be considerably padded out . For instance, the other day we were supposed to " review the sound for the letter b oo by means of my printing the words bed and bat on a sheet of paper, telling the""j')upil" what the words are, and asking him if they begin with the same letter, and also the same sound' Well, what we did do was skip that part entirely. I tnrnk I ' m going to have J.P. just do the test pages until we get to some­ t h ing with a little meat on it . We zipped through the workbook exercise; I was supposed to tell him what the pictures were, and-asK him if they started with the same sound as "bug," but really, it's not safe to insult J.P . ' s intelligence l~that - I told him what they wanted and let him figure it out for himself. Then we hit the next lesson, comparing rhym­ ing words, but instead of the incredi­ bly tedious process the directions called for, we made up stories, with J . P. writing down all the words he could think of that ended with the same sound, and both of us trying to fill in the action: "Dad was sad when his boy was bad. Mom was mad said 'You cad' Is~is a new f~' So she spankea-her lad with a paper ~, and when she stopped, he said, 'Gau, am I gAad' '" Pat and his adventurewith t e ubiquitous rat was another classic. The next day, J.P. did several lessons in his arithmetic workbook, which involved learning to draw the numbers 0-9. Of course, he knows t hose already, but he had never con­ sidered them in the light of legibili­ ty, which is rather a different prob­ lem from merely recognizing them. He was quite interested, but he natural­ ly objected a bit to doing it exactly the way the book said to. I didn't insist, but I told him just to try it the way they suggested and see what worked best, because the main thing was to be able to tell what they were supposed to be, and beyond that, you can get as fancy as you want. (I had showed him my ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHOTO­ TYPE STYLES which has 5000 letter and number designs.) He wrote 0-9 all the way through several times, galloped on through 19, noticed that 10+10 =20, and then got all excited about a dot-to-dot puzzle in his workbook. He dragged all his dot - to-dot coloring books out and did puzzles for the rest of the day, some of them with numbers up to 60' (I think those are very good, by the way, especially the ones that include letter-dot puzzles as well, because he practices things like "What comes after K?", not just saying all of them straight through, like the alphabet song. I get mixed up on those, too . ) With science, J.P. is so busy with his own lines of investigation that he goes for long stretches with­ ou t any interest in the book . Then one day he did five plant experiments (sprouting seeds in dark and light,

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rooting cuttings, collecting differ­ ent kinds of seeds, etc . ) in one mor­ ning. Letting him figure the pictures out for himself and staying out of it as much as possible seems to work best. The next lesson mentioned "rep­ tiles" on the first page, and we never got beyond that - we looked the word up in the dictionary, went through his REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS book, looked up where boa constric­ tors come from on the globe, got off into geography, magnetic poles, geo­ vs. helio-centrism, Galileo, official persecution, and the theory of contin­ ental drift. . .. By the way, another area where J . P. and Calvert part company is this "correct study posture" busi­ ness. When J.P. works, he stands, kneels, or sprawls. When he is especi­ ally happy about what he's doing, he bounces, hops, dances, or "flies" (flings himself at things). When he's tired of doing something, he falls down in a heap . When he's excited (because they thought they could fool him, but they sure couldn't' He's too smart for them'), he spins like a whirlwind . He does sit sometimes, but it's mostly in-my-lap, and if he's still it's because he's parked some­ where, like on the floor when I'm try­ ing to make supper. J . P. can't be cre­ ative without getting his whole body into it - there's so much energy it just has to spillover. ("Dear, dear - hyperactive," right?) All of this may sound like tepid approval of Calvert, but really, they have a very nice, consumer-oriented product. The fact that they've been in business for over 75 years lends a certain comforting respectability to the situation - something to fall back on when you have to defend your­ self from people who can't see the real issues . Of course, their "Advi­ sory Teaching Service" is another $130, and they don't give you any certificates or other impressive pieces of paper to flash at relatives or officials without that. I can't imagine J.P. and any "advisory teach­ er" seeing eye-to-eye, any more than he and a public school teacher would, so we dispensed with that .. . I know this is old stuff to you, but it ' s become very real to Tony and me right now that slowing J.P. down into a narrow, public-school kinder­ garten pattern would be about as use­ ful to him as chopping a baby bird's wings off in order to teach him to walk . J.P. is still very little - his attention is flighty, and his self­ discipline almost non-existent. His social development is healthy, but rudimentary; his grasp of ethical principles is remarkable, but elusive in application. If he does go to school eventually, I want him to have all those things down first, inclu­ ding being able to hold his own when he knows he ' s right, even in a differ­ ence of opinion with an adult ...

ture. The latest project is a fish farm - complete with 10-gallon aquari­ um for the showy stuff and a 5-gallon nursery tank .. . The long winter days don't look so long any more with the fish to care for . . . Both boys did a man's work in the fields this past farming season, and they feel good about themselves' We put them on t h e payroll and they did a swell job . . . Mark (14) learned how to operate the combine and he also drilled (planted) over 100 acres of wheat this fall . Bill (13) did most of the disking and field cultiva­ ting just ahead of the planter, plus hauling the harvested grain. Marsha (9) was the radio dispatcher - we use 2-way radios to keep track of every­ one since most of us are strung out over a 5-mile-long area during farm­ ing season. She has "patch-through" mastered. And all this in addition to the regular reading, writing, and 'rithmetic. Quite by accident this summer, I opened the doors to genealogy and sud­ denly history became very interesting to the youngsters. After we discov­ ered that a great-grandpa had been in the Army during the Civil War, did a little research in the service records, traced his path, and read about the battles he had taken part in, the Civil War wasn't just some old dumb scrap any more ... From Robyn Midouhas (NJ): · . . We are keeping our 6-year-old son Stephen home this year. Last year he attended a private Christian school which we felt was too struc­ tured . We are using an informal curri­ culum (Dr . Raymond Moore's) with him and he is spending time in my hus­ band's architectural office each week . · .. Our public school system has been very supportive - not that they totally agree, but they will leave it up to us. We didn't even have to show a curriculum' . . . Since we've started home schooling, we look at everything in life as a learning experience ... We bought a set of World Book encyclo­ pedias and are constantly using them as a reference .. . Billie Jean Bryant (GA) wrote: · .. Channel 11 in Atlanta is do­ ing a 3D-minute feature on home­ schooling. We are to be filmed and I plan to have the children simply do­ ing what they usually do: some study­ ing and reading; constructing sound equipment; doing needlework; playing guitar and flute; cooking; caring for goats, snakes, and dogs; studying birds; assisting the handicapped to ride horses; learning gardening from neighbors; canning; dancing; skating; fishing . . . Do you think they ' ll get it all in? But somehow we ' ll try to give an overall picture . . .

LIFE AT HOME From Virginia Schewe (IL): ... Our home school (Hookdale Christian Academy, Inc.) is sailing along with ever-increasing success . After the initial rebellion against anything that even remotely resembled public school structure, the young­ sters have made and settled nicely into their own tailor-made sched­ ules ... Since we are a farm family, quite a number of our science pro­ jects are closely tied to agricul­

MORE ON SAXOPHONE LESSONS Pat Farenga's continued adven­ tures with the sax (GWS #34): The store was neatly arrayed with displays of various musical instruments ... Noticing the 8 X 10 glossy photos of famous contemporary horn players that hung below the shiny new saxophones, I felt a bit intimidated. They were all inscribed to this effect, "To Emilio, Thanks for your help. Best, Sonny Rollins."

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9 What am I doing here? I thought ... "Can I help you?" asked the man with curly white-hair who stood behind the counter. "John Payne sent me here. He told me to ask for Emilio." "I'm Emilio. What can I do for you?" "I just had my first sax lesson yesterday and I'd like to rent a tenor sax . " "I don't think we have any in stock . Let me check." Emilio returned empty-handed. "I don't have any used tenors. I can let you have an alto; it's cheaper." "I just started and I really want to play tenor." "Are you a full-time student in town?'1

"No . I work as a dorm director at the Boston Conservatory . " Emilio was very unimpressed. I quickly added, "And I work part-time at Holt Associates. It's a small com­ pany on Boylston Street . " Emilio looked at me cannily, then he said, "I trust you . I'll tell you what . I have a new Yamaha tenor I can rent you." "That's great' Just show me how to take care of it." "1'11 show you everything you need to get started," Emilio said as he left me. The sax he gave me was still wrapped in its original pack­ ing. Emilio told me how to assemble and maintain it, then turned the sax over to my charge. Later that day I went back to my dormitory and unpacked the sax. I examined it closely, trying to see how its labyrinth of holes, connect­ ions, and levers work. I then strap­ ped the sax around my neck and pre­ pared to hit one of the three notes I learned the day before. It was astounding' I spent at least ten min­ utes blowing into the thing and all I got out of it was a blue face. I re­ moved the mouthpiece from the sax and tried to make some of the obnoxious sounds we made during yesterday's les­ son . After some experimenting with different mouth positions I finally found the one that produced the proper noise . Then I tried to make the noise again. I was walking around my room, carefully squeaking and squawking when I heard a loud knock on my door, followed by a dorm resi­ dent's concerned and baffled voice, "Are you all right, Pat?" I knew then it was going to be a weird experience learning something new . One thing neither John Payne nor anyone else ever warned me about the saxophone is that it numbs your mouth into granite. When a player's "chops" were described as good or bad, I thought they referred to their improv­ isational originality, not to their facial muscles. As I rubbed my numb jowls and massaged the back of my jaw bone below the ear, I realized what "chops" are: the limits of one's blow­ ing abilities. I worked on the first four les­ sons in my Tune-A-Day book, and by the next week's lesson I was able to play "The Little A and II March," "Mer­ rily We Roll Along," and other time­ less favorites of the sax repertoire. My second lesson included inform­ ation about slurring and tonguing notes, both aspects of playing that I'm still working on. John told me to read and do the material but to go on before masterinf it. "Donrr.-get nung­ up on tnis stuf . If it doesn't come, skip it for now . The important thing is to keep you getting a consistent sound from the instrument . " During that lesson John showed me how all

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the notes I learned in the previous lessons could be put together to form the scale of D major. "Once you learn a few more scales we'll have you im­ provising, and even in the choir," John would tell me. John always re­ minds me where my practice and les­ sons will lead me and what I can do with the knowledge I'm picking up every week. Everything - improvising, playing in the Choir, playing in a small ensemble, learning my favorite songs off records - all of these are made to be within my reach. That's something that gets neglected a lot when you're learning something new; seeing how you can benefit from it in the long run . It is especially nice knowing that no one but me decides how fast will be travelling towards these goals. If I stop for a breather while I do something else, my lessons slow down accordingly; if I whiz through my assignments, John will load me up with more than enough to keep me busy. My proficiency on the sax is still in the very green beginner's stage, but that ' s not important to me now. Now that I've started and gotten sounds out of it I feel ready to dig in for the long haul. I haven't any desire to become a card-carrying musician, but I do want to be able to get together with a group of like­ minded folks and play "Satin Doll" with some skill and creativity . ... What was very helpful in get­ ting me to enjoy practicing was learn­ ing a Blues Scale in my second les­ son. John Payne told me to just "mess around with it" at the same time I was doing Lessons 4-10 in the Tune-A­ Day book. The Blues scale sounds so good on the sax; and since the blues is the basis of Jazz and Rock and Roll, you realize you can do exciting things with this readily identifiable sound . [To be continued. 1

A SINGLE PARENT'S YEAR

From Lynne Norris (IN): Jan. 11: This is a very hard let­ ter to write. I feel very much a failure. The reason being that I ' ve had to put my son, Daniel, into school . It is every bit as awful as we expect­ ed. But finally life on working wel­ fare in New York City became absolute­ ly untenable. I moved back to my old home town in Indiana in hopes that financially things would improve. They haven't. Being a single parent the financial burden falls on me. I have very little earning power as it is, and none of my cottage industry skills can support us any more . I have no one who can watch Daniel while I work, he is too small to leave alone eight hours a day, and cannot afford to pay anyone to look in on him. We live in a fairly iso­ lated area. When I say he would be alone if left as a latchkey child, he would really be alone . The only baby­ sitter I can affora-rs the school sys­ tem. We feel awful. Especially since the first words out of the new princi­ pal's mouth were that children who misbehaved would be paddled. I wasn't "done in" by the school system . I was done in by Reaganomics. I can't even renew my subscription. I don't have as much money off of wel­ fare as I did when I was on ... Out here I couldn't even look for work with a small child in tow . I guess my advice to other single parents is to stay in the largest metropolitan

area . Situations can be much more flexible that way . .. John wrote back: ... 1) Cheer up' The game isn't over yet. 2) You're not a failure . 3) We'll keep sending you GWS, at least for this year . Maybe you can get us some other subscriptions, or perhaps an ad for the magazine . 4) Don't worry quite so much about the school . The school game is not hard to play, once you know it's a game. It's a dumb, boring, stupid, often cruel place, and it's a shame children should have to waste so much time there, but any smart kid, and I'm sure your Daniel is smart, can figure out how to do most of the things s/he has to do, and how to stay out of such kinds of trouble as s/he could get into. Think of school as a game which you and he have to play together for a while, per h aps no more than a year or two . Perhaps muc h less. 5). I don't know whether Daniel is too young to be a latchkey kid . Why not let him be the judge of that? Say to him, "Here are the choices: play the school game, or be at home alone during the school day. Which do you want to try?" 6) I looked on the map, and see you're not far from Louisville, where we have some home-schoolers. I know some of them, and they are very nice folks ... Why not make contact with them? It would probably encourage you to meet some of them and go to some of their meetings, etc . Get them to put you on whatever mailing list t h ey have. If for any reason life at school gets very bad, you might be able to send Daniel to spend a few days, or a week, or more if you both like, as a kind of vacation from school. Someone over there might be able to find you a job, or help you find one, or take care of Daniel dur­ ing the day, or whatever . Don't despair' There's lots of time left to run, and plenty of friends out there, and some of them not too far away. Write again soon, tell us how things are going . Good luck to you both . . . [Lynne wrote in May: 1 ... 1 was able to locate only one family in Louisville . We did get together one evening socially, but the mother is somewhat ambiguous about what she wants for her son. Also her children are younger than Daniel . . . They are, however, knowledgeable and friendly people ... After I put my son into school in January, I met with the new Super­ intendent of the New Albany-Floyd County Schools, Dr. Tracy Dust . He willingly spent two hours with me, discussing my past experience in teaching, gifted education advocacy, curriculum ideas, homeschooling, and what mutual exchanges we might have . Dr. Dust said that if I decide to home school again that he would like to work with me rather than against me . He is familiar with the concept and practice of homeschooling from other school districts he has served . .. Daniel has found that school is as boring as we thought it would be . .. I must admit there was some cur­ iosity on both our parts as to wh eth­ er he could "make it," when many had accused us of living in a fantasy world. Daniel adapted to school wit h ­


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in two weeks. The kids like him, despite his inability to understand the hostility between boys and girls. I have explained this to him, but he still doesn't like it. Though his first reading test came out a year below grade level, I did not pay much atention to it ... He had never had a standardized test before. The general attitude was "We told you so." After two weeks the teacher was kvelling over how well he could read, how well-behaved, how intelligent, etc, Daniel was ... He finished the year in the top quarter of the class. We refused to get caught up in the notion of rushing to beat schedules, feeling guilty or "bad" for talking in the lunchroom (they are not allowed to talk at lunch time), or just plain bad scholarship that came out of the school in the form of text­ books, announcements, and misinforma­ tion ... The children who attend the school are, for the most part, what might be termed "culturally disadvan­ taged." ... These children's lives revolve around their family, the shop­ ping mall, and television ... Since Daniel had to do 14 book reports in the half year, as opposed to the other children having all year to do the 14, he quit reading for recreation . He finished the reports about four weeks ago. Last night he picked up his first book for fun. He did win a two-county writing contest. He won for a prose piece on the baby bird we raised last summer. The piece was written in December, before he went to school ... We have been continuing an art class held at a local art supply store. The teacher is one the school system laid off. She is quite good and Daniel loves gOing . He also takes dancing lessons and is an excellent swimmer. This summer we wil also do an art project and a natural history project for the county's Mini-4H exhibit. Again, this is stuff the school does not do .. . What this school experiment has demonstrated is that we were right, Daniel and I. We also learned that sometimes we have to compromise and adjust, but that we can survive once we know the game, as John said . .. As to this fall, it seems unlike­ ly that Daniel will go to school. I · have been very lucky in picking up a class to teach at the local universi­ ty in Freshman Composition . .. Daniel can wait in the student lounge while I teach . .. Also, I may do some teach­ ing for another university ... If I have just two classes to teach we'll do OK . . . Nov . 11 : ... My negotiations with Dr. Dust continued throughout the sum­ mer . I brought him my home-schooling records, stressed my growing know­ ledge of community resources, and my interest in current trends regarding all types of schooling. I introduced h im to Daniel . . . Though Dr . Dust and I have points of philosophical dis­ agreement, he has been very generous with his time, and we have developed a mutual respect for one another ' s position. .. . The upshot is that we have permission to home-school. I do send in informal end-of-month reports, though these are not requested. I want to demonstrare-my cooperation so if anything unpleasant should occur, my cooperation, good planning, and record-keeping would be evident . .. Daniel and I spent the summer gardening; working on the 4-H exhib­ its; visiting museums, an industrial

site and a health care facility; attending on-going programs at the public library; and digging one day at an archeological site . ... I've had a little better luck at job hunting ... The state vocation­ al college hired me to teach English, and a third college asked me to direct a play for them in the spring. In each instance Daniel can go with me, sit in the student study area, and do his work. Anybody who has tried "adjuncting" knows how little it pays. Teaching, preparation and grading time brings the wage to $4 an hour without any benefits . But it does allow us to home-school, and that's something no other jobs around here could do. This fall Daniel is still taking art class, but has traded dancing for a children's bowling league . He has fallen in love with anything that flies, prompting unsupervised build­ ing of plane models, massive library research (he found out who the Wright brothers were a week before I was going to have him look them up), and the keeping of a journal which in­ cludes names of planes, names of mod­ els he wants, sketches and ideas for things that fly. There is a lot of hot-air ballooning around here, so we try to see that as much as we can. Neither a school nor I could have got­ ten Daniel to do as much writing and record-keeping as his own interest in flying has done. (Incidentally, we have found that any kind of oil or acrylic paints do fine on plastic mod­ els, thereby saving buying any expen­ sive model paint . ) I have done two impromptu lec­ tures on home-schooling in my class­ es, since my day students noticed that I had a 9-year-old in tow . Only a few thought it odd, but I suspect that is because what the locals call a "laid-back attitude" is actually mental inertia ... About half had not been inside a public library for years, so I took them on a field trip. None knew how to use the card catalog . .. They had no idea that the library contained technical books, best-sellers, records, pictures, or children's books (some are parents) . These students must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. to enroll in the school. This is beyond sad . This is tragic . So, though our finances remain at rock bottom and we have huge waves of homesickness for New York City, the home of our hearts, we are able to get on with the important work at hand: learning, living, and caring in the way that is best for us . . . As soon as my November checks are in I will pay for this year's renewal to GWS and I graciously thank you for the past year's freebie .. .

RESPONSES TO "ON GUILT" From Susan Jaffer (PA): . . . I'd like to comment on John's response to the mother who felt guilty (GWS #33); it was excellent . La Leche League receives many letters on the subject of guilt, and their replies usually center around the statement that they present ideals. I always suspected that many of the mothers weren't guilty at all, but resentful. They were uncomfortable with the idea of natural childbirth, they didn't bond with their newborns, and they didn't want to breastfeed ­ at least not the League way . So there was LLL telling the world about all these things that are best for

babies, and that naturally generates a lot of hostility and defensive behavior in those mothers who aren't giving the i r babies the "best." . .. This is not to say I've always been the perfect breastfeeder or unschooler; in fact, I managed to totally foul up my first nursing experience . Sure, LLL's newsletter occasionally reminds me of those mis­ takes, but that doesn't dilute the fact that it helped me enormously when I successfully nursed my second and third babies. As for GWS, some of its ideas have been entirely new to me; some I don't even agree with (yet?) . But many of these ideas have inspired me to make some changes. I have to con­ fess that for years I inadvertently discouraged my children from explor­ ing new areas of capability because of my aversion to mess-making (I have a terrible time with my own messes and can never keep up with them) and lack of patience . GWS is teaching (did I say "teaching"?) me to change my ways. I've also learned that while being a good talker has certain advan­ tages, it is also a good idea to re­ frain from reacting verbally to one's children once in a while. (A nice way of saying I'm learning to keep my mouth shut.) And on the positive side, GWS has enabled me to see that in many ways I have provided a wonder­ ful home school for my kids. We are all ravenous readers, enthusiastic artists, and ever-curious explorers of nature. One of the things I like best about your newsletter is that it reflects your open attitude. That is, you share letters from people who are doing home schooling in a multitude of ways - or not doing it at all. All of their opinions count, they are all treated with respect - and no one is ever made to feel guilty . . . Toots Weier (WI) wrote: . .. The article John wrote ("On Guilt," GWS #33) about his friend cri­ ticizing GWS for writing so much about "Superkids" was very interest­ ing. I had wondered myself why so much was written about the above­ average home-schooled children, those who are not only very intelligent but also have a great variety of inter­ ests. I found John's reply to be very important. Forest (8) has never had a vast assortment of intere~Before he could read, he drew picture after pic­ ture, every day. I marvelled at them all, each one unique and so very special . I believed he had a genuine talent in art, but knew of nobody who could encourage him to pursue it in a way that he would benefit and expand his talent. Now that he can read, he reads a great part of the day away. It's been months since he's drawn a picture. I believe that through his reading he will also be exploring and may find new interests through that. For a short while he was very interested in violin. I had taken him to a Suzuki class so that we could sit and watch. He thought it looked like fun, and was sure he wanted to start lessons. Well, as it was, we couldn't start right then, and now that we can, he's lost interest. I was really looking forward to hearing music in our home . .. I'm thinking that possibly sitting in on a class again will spark his interest . I don ' t think the lack of inter­ est in our children points to them as

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being lazy or careless. It's more a matter of what they are exposed to and what's available. In town, 20 miles from here, the children's thea­ ter was holding auditions for a Christmas play . I asked Forest if he was interested in trying out and he said NO. It would have meant a lot of chasing around, but I was willing to do it if he had been interested. I did check out 4-H while they had a booth set up at the county fair. Since then I got a call from a very friendly woman who gave me all the information on 4-H . I passed it on to Forest and he is rather exci­ ted, especially since they encourage the participation of parents . The only drawback is that 8 years is the youngest age that can join which leaves Horizon Blue (5) out. He is disappointed, but that will be a very special time for either Steve or myself to have with him while Forest is at the meeting with one of us . ..

DISAPPROVING RELATIVES [ DR: 1 A number of recent letters have mentioned the same issue. Some excerpts : · .. Our only problem now is the fact that my folks are adamantly against this decision . My father was a school superintendent .. . ... My husband's mother is opposed to home-schooling. She doesn't feel that an "untrained" per­ son knows enough. But she taught all her five children music and most of them can play beautifully .. .

foods," etc ... . .. A recent visit from my par­ ents included a rather unsatisfactory discussion on home-schooling. They have been silently disapproving since I first hinted at the possibility we might keep our children home, about three years ago . We had all conveni­ ently avoided any further discussion on the subject until their last visit. I was very patient, but became inwardly very frustrated with them . I tried giving them factual informa­ tion, stating the legality of home­ schooling in this state, why we want­ ed to, etc. My parents are difficult to begin with, but the whole conversa­ tion left me feeling like I'd wasted my breath. I offered them the oppor­ tunity to read material I have, and gave them two of John's reprints. They think it is illegal, we'll wind up in court, they could never have taught me, and what's wrong with send­ ing your child on the school bus with his lunch pail and having him come home again with all his papers to show you? I finally decided they are defen­ sive because the consider my doing things different ~ as an accusation that what they di with me was wrong. I guess they are that ~nsecure about having raised four kids that they can't look beyond that to see that they raised four very good human be­ ings who are all doing well . I've made special attempts to praise them as parents and grandparents .. .

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J.P. MEETS HOME-SCHOOLERS More from Kathy Mingl (IL):

.. . The most difficult thing is when people you love openly disap­ prove of what you're doing. My par­ ents were visiting for two weeks this summer and were constantly on my case about sending my son to school . They truly love him and are worried about him and no amount of talking con­ vinces them that this is best for him. They are sure he'll grow up to be a social misfit. The fact that he reads and writes far beyond his years is actually a point against him . "He ' ll be too smart to have any friends." I can't win' He does have lots of friends of all ages but they really believe he needs to be with a group of 30 kids nrs-Dwn age' When I recount some of the cruel treatment he suffered in school, they say he has to learn to "take it" or he won't survive in the outside world. · . . Nothing I say helps. They think this is just another of my rebellious streaks ... I'd be interest­ ed to hear how other home-schoolers cope with beloved grandparents who greatly oppose home-schooling . .. · .. Most of our relatives will be totally against this (as if it is any of their business), as they are about our lifestyle and macrobiotic vegetar­ ian diet. They ' re already asking if our son can count numbers, blah, blah, blah. When we make our decision about how we plan to handle the letter to the superintendent, I would like to give a copy to those asking. I would like to tell them not to discuss this subject in front our children, as I don't want them being hassled, like "Don't you want to go to school?" and "You'll have to learn to eat other

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... About the same time that J.P. ' s schoolwork came, Tony turned the wood-working business over to me and took a job as an electronics employment counselor . .. J.P . is natur­ ally saddened that his daddy has to be away from us all day, but in a way, his schoolwork helps with that, because now he has something just as important and impressive to do during the day that he can surprise Tony with when he gets home . (And of course, J . P . is entirely in favor of making money . ) Still, it's a loss, and he feels a bit isolated with his friends off at school, so we called up a home­ schooler in Arlington Heights, and got in touch with the HOUSE group in that area. We went to one of their open-house meetings at Susan Old­ berg's house in Northbrook, so that J.P. could see other kids who go to school at home . Boy, did he see other kids' They had a guy who'd raised a wolf give a talk and show movies, and the place was swarming. J.P. was a bit overwhelmed at first, and spent a lot of time in my lap, but then he found a cat, a friend, and a geodesic jungle-gym sort of thing, and when it was time to go home, I thought I was going to have to lasso him . They go on field trips, too - J.P . would like that, I'm sure. I was feeling a bit flattened at the time, myself, because now that J . P. is actually "school-age," some of the people who were supportive of our ideas are deserting the ranks. One of our favorite relatives has become unexpectedly critical of us (though she couldn't come out in the open and tell us), and I was inclined to feel rather-puzzled and hurt. I talked to some of the home-schoolers at that open-house about it, though,

and one of them, Kathy Catino, who gave J.P. and me a ride there, nailed it down pretty good, I thought . She said that people who know they should be doing something li~ome­ schooling but are terrified of going against the norm feel threatened when they hear about it, and that makes you almost an enemy. It's not that they don't agree with you, it's that they do, and it scares them to death. Tony and I were very struck by the logic of that, and it made us feel a little better. As it turns out, I've talked to this relative since, and though I can't say the situation is resolved, she did tell me that her youngest boy had begge~ her to let him stay home from-schOOl this year, and she had refused because she didn't feel she could handle it . So there you are . ... Just started reading GWS #35 . .. I would like to comment on Sue of Seattle's "Thoughts After Six Years": obviously she and her family don't like things like keeping jour­ nals and going on "field trips," but speaking in mild defense of such things, if you enjoK something, it isn't "fakey." As s e says, it's thinking up activities you don't care about, for someone else's approval or admiration, that's fake . ..

WHY DID THEY STOP? We need to hear, and are very eager to hear, from families whose children were for a while home schooled but have for one reason or another now gone back to school. Some of the things we would like to know are: 1) Was it mostly the children or the parents who made this decision about going back to school? 2) If it was the children, was it mostly because they were tired of home schooling and just wanted a change; or because there was some par­ ticular study or sport or activity that they wanted to do at school; or because they mostly wanted to check out the social scene and meet a larger number of other children; or if something else, what? 3) If it was mostly the parents ' decision, what were their reasons? Lack of time, pressure of other com­ mitments, resistance from the child­ ren, or what? 4) Did the children go back to school with the understanding that if they didn't want to stay, they did not have to, and could always go back to home schooling? Or did they go with the understanding that, like most children, they were going to have to stay in school whether they liked it or not? Or was there perhaps an understanding that they would have to stay, like it or not, through some definite time period, after which the

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12 question of going or not going could be opened again? 5) What have been some of the experiences and reactions of the c h ildren going back to school? If they had gone to school before they home schooled, do they like school more, or less, this second time than they did the first time? Do they like being at school more, or less, than they expected to? If there are some good things about the experience and some bad, what are some of these? Do they feel they are treated in any special way, perhaps unkindly, per­ haps kindly, by the school because of their previous home schooling; in other words, is the school punishing them for having been home schoolers, or does it seem to be going out of its way a little to make them feel at home and welcome, or are they just treated pretty much like the other kids? 6) Do they have any trouble with the schoolwork, and if so, with what aspects of it? We tend to feel here that a fami­ ly which has been teaching its child­ ren at home does not stop being a home-schooling family just because the children want to try school for a while, as long as the parents con­ tinue to offer the children the choice of home schooling if they want it. Only if that choice is withdrawn and the children are told that they h ave ~o go to school whether they like it or not, would we feel that the family had given up home school­ ing. If some of you have truly given up home schooling, we would like to know some of the reasons why, if you care to tell us. We will not (or will do our best not to) try to argue you out of your decision, but if we can learn something about why home school­ ing did not seem to work for you, we may be able to solve some of these problems for families that are still doing it . For anything you may be able to tell us, we will be very grateful. - JH

. .. 1 love it when GWS gets here . First I have a quick look for letters from friends or people I know through my work with Nurturing magazine, then I try to read 1t . That's the hard part - I'll be halfway down a letter and a title will catch my eye, so I start on another, then back to the first . I think I should take up speed reading, I cannot get enough in my head at once . I have to explore its every page, find the words that express exactly what I feel, suffer with the families who are having a hard time, be happy for those who have won the battle and can now teach and learn fully with nothing hanging over them. Like a lover returning after time apart, I must search each part to see that there are no changes, make sure the feelings come through the same, find out that we are still going along the same path. There comes a time, after I have checked each page, read parts of let­ ters , seen who is new in the direc­ tory, that I do settle down to read . .. When a friend wanted to borrow my back issues I was most reluctant to lend them even though I know she will treat them as I do . It was just the thought of them not bei n g here in case I needed to turn to one of them. - KAREN DIXON (Ontario) .

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.. . We enjoy your newsletter immensely . I always get two copies, make notations of interest in one and send to family and friends I know are skeptical or interested in home­ schooling . On the other I make nota­ tions of legal matters or pOints of interest that I feel may help us if we ever need to go to court or to aid in enacting legislation for home­ sc hoo l ers . This goes into my educa­ tion file along with clippings of articles wh ich support our feelings of what ' s happening in the schools today (low literacy, violence, etc.). - BARBARA HUSSEY (HI). .. . You know, many times I've felt like writing "letters to the edi­ tor " in newspapers or magazines, but I never went through with it . I sup­ pose one reason was laziness. Anoth­ er, fear of sounding uneducated and illogical . But most of all I didn't believe it would accomplish anything. Since my ideas usually differ from society's norms anyway I felt I would probably do my cause more harm than good (home - birth, home - schooling, nutrition, and an Edgar Cayce view of life and death) by appearing overly emotional on the issue with few facts, said in an incorrect letter form with possible grammatical, spell­ ing, and punctuation errors. With GWS, on the other hand, I feel the majority of readers are more accept­

ing and willing to see beyond incor­ rect structure to hear my ideas, to listen to the "me" hiding behind the words. I'm willing to give part of myself to what feels like a support­ ive family . . . . 1 had written a short letter when I subscribed to GWS, describing the basics of our unschooling situa­ tion . A couple of months ago, I re­ ceived a postcard from Donna asking how things were going for our son. She made me feel that someone out there really does care. Also I was so grateful that she had carefully word­ ed it, so if our postal clerk read it she wouldn't know what Donna was real­ ly referring to' - MAGGIE MEYER, Ohio .

From Karen Schadel (NY): Aug. 16: . .. We recently moved to a small (16 beautiful acres) home in the country .. . Our elevation is over 1400 feet so we have the valley and countryside just before our eyes .. . We hope to build a small addition this fall which will enable the child­ ren to observe, participate, and learn from the experience . . . We heat solely with wood ... my kids have always loved to participate in stack­ ing, storing, and bringing it in ... We have periodically suffered from either a water shortage or a total water loss ... However, we're learning so much about water ­ supply, purity, maintenance, conserva­ tion, pressure, flow rate, plumbing, and much more - all with the children silently watching what is taking place and later discussing it with us with wonderful comprehension. ... When we discovered there were bats on our property, probably resid­ ing in our barn or an old tree stump, I was a bit taken aback . We rushed to the library and scrounged for books and information on bats . .. My honest intention was to learn how to rid our­ selves of them. How could I possibly live with bats??" My 7-year-old was enthralled and retained nearly every bit of material we pored through, and my 5-year-old was equally enticed by them. Only Mom couldn't handle the

thought of a bat in my hair (a h ard myth to shake) or a rabid bat wh o might bite an unsuspecting c h ild (actually, not a likely event, I later learned). The more we read, the more we all (especially me) learned about bats. With the arrival of the black flies which were followed by a horde of mosquitoes, I came to wel­ come and truly appreciate the role of the little brown bats wh o were living with us and eating all those bugs . .. Now we will often, one or all of us, go to the window or venture outdoors to watch the bats appear as nightfall arrives ... Oct . 17: ... Things are hectic now . The excavation is done for the addition and we watched the masons erect the foundation today. Th e child­ ren are observing so much and will start more active participation with the carpentry work, as their father will be involved with this, and all the finishing work, which will take us years to complete. But it gives us something to look forward to, to plan for and to work together on as family projects. Meaningful work, as John says, is really the best teacher, and helps to build a good self-image and feeling of worth . The children are at their best when doing adult jobs or projects that have significance - I rarely see the same look on their faces when they are playing with toys or just spending idle time. For example, recently we began digging potatoes from our garden ­ the same ones the children carefully helped us plant in the spring . They spent a lot of time digging each hole and marvelling over the number of potatoes in each hill and the size of each potato. We carried them down from our garden located well behind the house . .. What they did was very important to them and they did a fiery good job. And the best part was w en we cooked and ate their potatoes ­ did they ever taste good' .. . The boys now have two miniature lops (rabbits) that were purchased for them by a friend .. . We visited two r abbitries in our area before they could decide . The first farm had 450 rabbits and they didn't like any of them' So on to the next farm, where they bough t an aguti doe and a broken (spotted) buck. We did the necessary reading to educate our­ selves in the basic needs and care of rabbits before our trip to the rabbit farms, so we were prepared to pur ­ chase them and eager to have these pets: the ch i ldren ' s first responsibi ­ lity to an animal totally depende n t on them for its existence . While at the second rabbit farm (something I recorded in my journal as a field trip), we were given a grand tour by the owner . She ques­ tioned why my oldest wasn't in school. I felt the situation a safe one in which to say he was being taught at home. For some reason this had a very positive effect on her (she was the mother of five, her youngest just beginning kindergarten) and she proceeded to share an incredi ­ ble amount of knowledge with us ­ especially Joshua. She directed much of what she said or showed to him and used his name when talking with him . She demonstrated how to hold a rabbit properly to prevent being clawed. She explained how to clip their nails if necessary. She showed us the way their teeth should be lined up, what a malocclusion was, and how to deter­ mine if a rabbit was ill by feeling its nose and observing its dietary intake and elimination patterns . ..

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13 She explained h ow to prepare a nest­ ing box and when to place the expect­ ant mother in it. We were allowed to see and touch kits (baby rabbits) that were only one day old. She told us that a rabbir-Kindles (gives birth) in about 30 days following con­ ception and that the newborn kits are hairless, blind, and deaf. We observed the tiny kits all pink and new as they jumped about in the nest­ ing box, looking very much like pop­ corn in a kettle as they searched for their mother to nurse . We were told how important it is to wash your hands after handling the rabbits to decrease the possibility of spreading disease. She demonstrated how'a wire cage is torched with a propane flame in order to sanitize it before allow­ ing a new rabbit to reside there, and also to remove molting rabbit fur that adheres to the wire .. . We left the rabbit farm with our two miniature lops in the back of the car and much new knowledge, facts, and information stored away in our heads. Joshua retained every bit of what he saw and was told that day ... This was the best start they could have had . . . Oct 26: . .. Since we moved to the country, we can no longer enjoy the convenience of setting our garbage at the curb and watching it be hauled away to who-knows-where. Instead we must make weekly trips to our local dump about four miles away - but we enjoy these trips more than I ever imagined. The boys began going with their father and I quickly saw that they were hauling home nearly as much as they were hauling away. .. . Seth (5) spotted a fishing pole exactly sized for him and after we brought it home, untangled the line, and purchased a hook and sink­ er, it was in perfect working condi­ tion . Joshua (7) discovered an old discarded record player way beyond re­ pair, but still of interest to him, so it was also brought home along with a chair with only three legs . He has explored, dissected, and investi­ gated the insides of the record play­ er and further disassembled the chair. What he's learned, I'm not sure, but he has occupied himself and enjoyed the time spent with his "treasures." . . . Among my husband's finds have been a wooden style toilet tank with brass fixtures, a dresser (incredibly warped but still sporting some very nice antique hardware), screening, metal, wood scraps, and sheetrock. Since I didn't want to miss out on all the fun, I hopped into the truck one Saturday morning with the whole crew, which by this time in­ cluded 2-year-old Sadrah, and ven­ tured to the dump to see what trea­ sures I would uncover . I was aston­ ished to find a large wooden bowl (with a small crack), an orange straw hat (perfect for dress-up), two small metal enamel bowls, a paper party tablecloth (unopened), and a full­ sized wool blanket (beige and laven­ der striped with a few burdocks stuck to it) . All of these items were clean and in good to excellent condition ... A big discussion followed invol­ ving waste, recycling, donations, charity, value, and more. Granted, we didn't really need any of what we found, but we'reJmaking use of almost all of it. The dresser was returned to the dump less its hardware and I expect the record player will find its way back sometime when Joshua has finished with it . But the blanket is on Seth's bed, the hat is in the toy

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basket, the wooden bowl has become a decorative addition by our front steps next to my plants, the metal bowls were temporarily used as food dishes for our rabbits and are now part of our sandbox equipment, and so on. The dump is not a very lovely spot to visit, but I didn't see any rats, either ... We anticipate each trip in wonderment of what new trea­ sures we'll uncover . . .

THE CHANGING WORLD ECONOMY The Boston Globe of 9/26/83 pub­ lished a story about industrial work­ ers around the world that, though few paid it much attention, seemed to me as important as any news story I have seen in years. They showed a table of "Total hourly compensation for produc­ tion workers in manufacturing. These figures include fringe benefits , bonuses, medical coverage and employ­ er social welfare contributions." The figures: United States - $11.79 Canada $10.77 Sweden $10.33 France $8.15 Italy $7.39 United Kingdom $6 . 67 Japan $5.82 Israel $4 . 67 Venezuela $3.98 Brazil $2.43 Mexico $1 . 97 Singapore $1.77 Taiwan $1.57 Hong Kong $1.55 South Korea $1.22 India (1979) $.37 Sri Lanka (1981) -----$.21 We can easily see why Atari recently moved most of its production facilities from California to Hong Kong, and why a factory worker in Hong Kong was quoted in this same Globe story as saying that she knew it was only a matter of time before her job disappeared into Sri Lanka. One of the countries missing from these tables is the most signifi­ cant of all - China. I would guess that China's average hourly industri­ al wage was somewhat above India's 37 cents, but probably well below South Korea's $1.22 and probably well below $1.00. With India's more than 600 mil­ lion people and China's more than a billion, there is in the world a vir­ tually inexhaustible supply of indus­ trial workers ready to work for less than, probably much less than $1 per hour. The economic future of the rich industrial nations of the West, and probably even of Japan itself (which has already lost most of its ship­ building industry to South Korea ) , is written in these figures. For about two decades these nations were able to employ, at high wages, just about everyone who wanted to do industrial work . For the first time in history, factory workers could think of owning cars, a home, sending children to col­ lege, joining the true middle class. That day is gone, probably forever . The industrial, money economies of these nations have already dropped out many of their workers, and in the next decade or two are sure to drop out a great many more. "High-tech" will not save us . Atari, like many companies, as we know, is already doing its manufactur­ ing in Hong Kong . Anything a company can train a $10 an hour worker to do today, it can train a $1 an hour work­ er to do tomorrow - and will . Home­

steader's News, Mother Earth News, and others tell us about people who have chosen to learn how to live out­ side the money economy. Millions of others won't get the choice; they are going to have to learn the same thing, whether they like it or not . Those with a taste for irony may perhaps enjoy the thought that what a century or so of Socialism and Commun­ ism have not been able to do - reduce the gap between the poor and the rich peoples of the world - may be done in a decade or two, is in fact being done right now, by profit-seeking mul­ tinational corporations. What is the point of all of this for home schoolers? Just this, that this country as a whole is going to have to begin to give some serious thought to some things that already interest many home schoolers but have so far not been of the slightest in­ terest to schools - economy, effi­ ciency, thrift. "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without." "A penny saved is a penny earned." Things like that . No child can be said any more to go into the world and the future even moderately pre­ pared who has not learned, perhaps among many other things, how to live healthily, productively, and happily on very little money, how to do for herself or himself a great many things that most of us now only think of paying others to do . (Incidental­ ly, there was a plumbing disaster in my apartment not long ago, and out of necessity - to keep my apartment from being flooded out - I played some part in helping to get it fixed . ) - JH

CH ILDREN IN THE WORKPLACE From Marta Clark in Kentucky: . . . You asked about unschooling and working parents. Since Joy Thomas and I started a business two months ago, I can tell you how we have worked things out . I have two child­ ren (4 and 1) and she has two (4 and 2 ) . Rather than split them up among the various preschools and daycare centers, we hired one babysitter to watch all of them in her home. The important features of this arrange­ ment were ( 1) the brothers and sis­ ters and friends were all kept togeth­ er instead of being split up by age; (2) we could work with the babysitter about food (no sweets), TV watching, and discipline; ( 3) the care was con­ sistent instead of being given by who ­ ever was working that day; (4) the woman became emotionally involved with the children and they with her, which is impossible in the usual day­ care school with its changing stu­ dents and teachers. The only drawback to this wonder­ ful setup - it is too expensive to

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14 continue because our new business needs the money we have been paying the sitter. But, since things have settled down so that we both don't need to work all the time, we are go­ ing to take turns working at the busi­ ness (an exercise studio/health club) and being at our homes with all four children . We are also fixing up the office at work for the children so they can be with us there for a cou­ ple of hours every day. Our husbands will also be seeing more of their children than they were before we started the business' The two four-year-olds love the exercise studio - they think-rfTs lots of fun to work out, meet new peo­ ple, and go out to eat. The two-year­ old is also fairly well-behaved there. The one-year-old prevents me from getting anything done at work so I have stopped trying - I get too frustrated and angry with him . The problems with keeping the children at work are that they quarrel with each other enough to distract us and our customers, and they can't last the hours that we work - late lunch, etc. So the combination of paying a baby­ sitter, their fathers keeping them at home, one of us taking all the child­ ren, and bringing them one at a time to work is working very well for us . ..

TREE PLANTER UPDATE In "Tree Planters," way back in GWS #7, we told about a 15-year-old in Los Angeles who started planting trees in Southern California and organized others to do so. The "Tree People" are going stronger than ever, and we think GWS families in the L . A. area might want to work with them. According to their newsletter, the Seedling News (12601 Mulholland Dr, Beverly Hills CA 90210; 213-769­ 2663), the organization set a goal of planting 1,000,000 trees before the 1984 Olympics . They have gotten sup­ port from the government, nurseries, celebrities, and thousands of volun­ teer tree-planters . Sounds like a good way for young people, especial­ ly, to do some work they can see is worth doing. - DR

SUCCESS STORIES Elaine Gale (MA) wrote: .. . Two weeks ago I went before a public session of a school board meet­ ing to request home-schooling for my daughter, Leah. I was not able to appear before this time because the Superintendent checked my curriculum with the dep~rtment heads, met with me twice, and tested my daughter with the Detroit Learning Abilities Test, the Spache Reading Test, and a math test devised and administered by a local principal. The superintendent made a recommendation for us to the school board . He said that my curricu­ lum (WEIMAR COLLEGE CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, Box A, Weimar CA 95736) was better than the public school except our math book only went up to the 6's in multiplication (I also got Elmer Brooks' MATH-IT KIT from Weimar ­ excellent!) . He told them that Leah was tested and scored several grade levels above hers (3rd) . I had given her the Iowa Basic Skills Test before I received her materials from Weimar. She scored well above average in everything but spelling. You see, Leah turned 8 Octo­ ber ' 82 but I did not start any for­ mal schooling until six months ago ...

Oh, I also gave a hand-out to all the members of the school board with information about "socializa­ tion," peer pressure, etc., and the concept of waiting until age 8-10 to start formal schooling . I answered several questions from the school com­ mittee, received a compliment, and got unanimous approval' .. . From Nan and David Erbaugh (OH): · .. We have two sons, Zachary (6) and Noah (1~) . We held Zachary out of kindergarten last year with no hassles - our school system even recommends delaying the start of children with summer birthdays, especially boys. This summer we spoke to the superintendent about approving us for home-schooling. We pOinted out that we knew we didn't have to do any­ thing to get approval unt~l Zachary turned 7. He was quite nice and said he wanted us to do what was most com­ fortable for us . All he needed was a letter from us stating our objections to public schools, why we felt quali­ fied to teach, and what our plan of education would be. He approved our plans within a week. The reason we did all of this now is that we knew he was amenable to home-schooling, and our school dis­ trict has a history of not keeping superintendents for more than 2 or 3 years. This superintendent is now in his third year. A side note - the fact that I was a French and English teacher in junior high and high school and my husband has a psychology degree seemed to make the superintendent feel good about our teaching . . . lDR: See also "Notifying Super­ intendent Early," GWS #34 . ] From another Ohio parent: · . . We were turned in to the school - we hadn't registered our son at all ... We were therefore forced to visit the superintendent sooner than we had planned on (in fact I was con­ sidering not going at all, hoping we were invisible to the so-called auth­ orities, while my husband felt it would be better to go before they found out about us). We typed up a 4-page single­ spaced paper on our views with an emphasis on the religious side. We have many other reasons, including almost all the ones mentioned in TEACH YOUR OWN ... I basically wrote the paper myself with my husband add­ ing cohesion, editing out irrelevant or possibly misleading sections, and putting it all together . . . When we walked into the super­ intendent's office we were pleasant­ ly greeted by his secretary. Maybe it was our imagination, but it seemed to us like every office worker, the jani­ tor, and even the principal popped out allover to get a look at us. The superintendent himself was polite yet distant . We handed him our paper and asked him to read it right then and there so he'd know how we felt. He was hesitant ... Finally he read it and we watched him raise his eyebrows here and there. · . . He told us he had never heard that he had this legal power to allow home-schooling and he'd have his lawyer check into it . He told us he'd get back with us soon and let us know what he intends to do . That was back in October '82 and still no word from him . Our lawyer said to leave well enough alone and not to call to ask

what he intends to do. So we are assuming that the superintendent is letting us keep our son home .. . From Katharine Houk (NY): July 20: I am enclosing a copy of the letter my husband and I sent to the superintendent and school board members of our local school. It has been almost a month since it was sent and we have heard nothing. My husband is an attorney at the N.Y. State Education Department and he thinks that to stress cooreration with the school district ~s v~tally important - which is why our letter does so . Tahra (13) is tremendously excited about learning at home (is this the "honeymoon period" I've heard tell of?) and she has already plunged into reading and writing pro­ jects on her own this summer. I am nagged by the feeling that we are waiting for something because we haven't yet heard from the school . Our letter is not revolutionary in any sense and borrows from other GWS letters . .. Sept. 30 .. . Shortly after I wrote you, we heard from the superin­ tendent. He called my husband at work (at the State Ed. Dept.) and we set up a time to meet with him and the high school principal. They gave us the enclosed information sheet (#1). My husband said, "If we're going to do all this then we , might as well send Tahra to school." We talked for a couple of hours with them; it was a friendly meeting. They commended us for what we wanted to attempt and recognized our sincerity . By the end of the meeting they had relaxed on all the requirements but the monthly reports and the attendance record. Tahra is very happy at home and I love having her around. Our work­ pace is leisurely. I worried about the monthly report, though . Then two days ago I got a call from the high school principal. He said he wanted to meet to tell us what the school district expects for the monthly reports. I went into his office this mor­ ning fearing the worst - testing, timesheets, multi-page reports, etc. Instead he handed us Sheet #2 [DR: a yes/no checklist as to whether object­ ives are being met and records are being kept] and said that is all we have to submit each month' We still can't believe how easy they are making it for us ... We are first in our district to home-school at the high school level ... The local paper has already called me for an interview on home-schooling; I told them to call back at the end of the year when I've had more experience (and the relationship with the school has stabilized) ... [DR:] A number of readers have told us of sending a letter to their superintendent and waiting in uneasy suspense for weeks, months, or occa­ sionally even years for an answer. It is a good idea to put at the end of such a letter (and in fact, any offi­ cial business-type letter) a short statement of exactly what action you would like the other party to take, and by what date you expect it. Pre cisely what this will be will depend on the laws in your state, the circum­ stances in your district, etc . For example, it might be sending written approval, phoning to schedule a meet-

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ing, or arranging for you to appear before the school board. Or, you can use the good "nega­ tive" option mentioned in the early issues of GWS: "If we do not hear from you by --- we will assume we have your full approval." In either case, you are spurring the official to make some sort of decision instead of allowing your letter to become bur­ ied in an in-basket.

RESEARCH ON LATE STARTERS From Raymond and Dorothy Moore's

(WA) newsletter Family Report:

... In the August 30 issue of USA Today was a bit of interesting news citing a seven-year study of 70 child­ ren in Cincinnati showing that 81% of boys who waited a year to start school had above-average grades com­ pared to only 47% of those who start­ ed early. 100% of the girls who wait­ ed had above-average grades while only 60% of the younger girls did ...

policy, the courts have denied these families the redress to which justice surely entitled them, they have in do­ ing so given home schoolers the legal argument quoted above, which we may in many cases be able to put to very good use . For it should be obvious to all but the most hopelessly biased judges that the schools cannot defend themselves against charges of negli­ gence by saying that no one really knows how children should be educa­ ted, and then in the next breath turn around and say that they are the only people who know and that everyone must do it exactly their way. I think it might be very useful for some of our California friends with a taste for legal research to look into this case further, and find out if possible in greater detail what the schools said in their own defense and what the courts said in supporting them. For any more such information, we will be very grateful . - JH

HER FIRST SCHOOL CALIF. RULING : SCHOOL NEGLIGENCE In a long and very thoroughly researched legal brief prepared by Nick Davenny of Kalamazoo, Mich. for the defense of his own home schooling program [GWS #30], I found something I have been wanting to find for some time - the citations (legal refer­ ences) for a quotation from a very important California ruling that I described in GWS #1. In this case a San Francisco family, whose son (though never designated as needing any special help and in any event never having received any) was gradua­ ted from high school with no better than fifth grade reading skills, sued the schools for negligence. They charged the schools had failed to take the necessary steps to insure that the boy received an adequate edu­ cation. The San Francisco Unified School District, in defending them­ selves, offered a very interesting argument. They said, in effect, that they could not be declared negligent for having failed to do the right thing by this child, because no one knew what the right thing was. The Superior Court dismissed the parents' suit and the Appeals Court upheld the dismissal, saying: . .. Unlike the activity of the highway or the marketplace, class­ room methodology affords no readily acceptable standards or care, or cause, or injury. The science of pedagogy itself is fraught with dif­ ferent and conflicting theories of how or what a child should be taught, and any layman might - and commonly does - have his own empha­ tic views on the subject ... Peter W. v . San Francisco Uni­ fied School District, 60 Cal. App. 3d 826, 131 Cal . Rptr. 854, at 860-861 (1976). In two or three similar cases in other parts of the country, the courts have in like manner refused to award damages against the schools, almost certainly for these two practi­ cal policy reasons: first, if the schools have to pay damages for every child they fail to educate, they will soon be broke, and secondly, because if the courts awarded such damages to one family their courtrooms would soon be full of hundreds of other fam­ ilies seeking similar damages. But even though, for reasons of public

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By Annie Horrocks in Home Cen­ tered Learning, 8/83 (34 Katrina Ln, San Anselmo CA 94960; $5/yr): .. . A long time ago - 20 ~ears, in fact - our oldest daughter ~n first grade mentioned that she hadn't learned anything before she started school. I asked her where she'd learned to dress and feed herself. Where did she learn her numbers, colors, and letters? Who had read many books to her before she began school about ins~cts, weather, ani­ mals, families, and more? Where had she come to know about our God and His works? How was it that she knew that baby people and baby animals must be treated gently and with love? A startled look came across our child's face and she realized that her first school had been home. Being a home schooler is not new, it's just that some of us are choosing to carry it beyond society's norm of 5 to 6 years. In all truth, we are home schoolers all our lives . . .

BOY WITH RINGS One Sunday morning a month or two ago, as I was walking up Boylston Street to the office, a little boy gave me still another glimpse of the workings of the mind of a very young child . He was out with his mother, who told me that he was about four­ teen months old. He was walking around the metal tables and chairs of the outdoor section of a restaurant, which for him were something like a maze. Every now and then he would try to climb one of the chairs. His nice mother kept close enough to be able to ward off danger, but far enough away so that he felt, not watched or hovered over, but free to roam and explore. As I watched him with pleasure I noted that he carried, usually in his left hand, a couple of brightly colored plastic rings, big enough for him to use as bracelets . Every so often he would stick his right hand through the rings, so that for a while he was wearing both of them on his right arm . So he continued to ex­ plore and I to watch. Then I began to see a curious thing. Now and then it would happen that the two rings were lying, loose and separate, on the ground or on a chair. The little boy would pick up one of them, stick his

right arm through it, and push it up his arm about to the elbow . Then he would spy the other ring, and the thought would clearly come into his mind that he wanted it on his arm beside the one already there. But at this pOint, to my great astonishment, he showed that he could not remember how that ring on his arm had got mere, for instead of putting his right hand through the second ring, he would instead put the second ri n g right beside the one he already ha d on his arm, and pat it, as if to make it stick and stay there, and he was always surprised and mildly vexed that it would not stick, but kept falling off. After trying a few times he would give up, and continue walking around, between, and under the chairs and tables. Then the rings would again summon his attention. If he hap ­ pened to have them both in his left hand, he could get them both on his right arm, as before. But if he had only one ring in his left hand and the other somewhere else, he would go through that same procedure, first putting one ring on his right arm, then finding the second ring and try­ ing to stick it on next to the first. During the twenty minutes or so I watched him, he tried to solve that problem three or four times, without success. I am sure that sometime dur­ ing the next few months he did solve the problem, and wish I could have been around to see him do it. As it was, it was fascinating to watch this tiny baffled scientist at work on the problem, and useful to be reminded what an enormous number of similar problems (which to us have long s i nce ceased to look like problems) little children have to grapple with, puzzle over, and finally solve. - JH

TESTING YOUNG CHILDREN From Nancy Dumke (CO): .. . You might find this interest­ ing . Claire was exposed to her first formal testing situation at the ten­ der age of 3' It happened at her medi­ cal check-up and it's apparently rou­ tine for doctors to administer this developmental test . .. The doctor's questions and Claire's responses instantly reinforced all my objec­ tions to schools and tests. For example: Dr. Ned (whom she knows and likes and feels fairly comfortable with) handed Claire a bottle with a raisin inside and said, "Can you take this raisin out of the bottle?" "Yes," said Claire, and she proceeded

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to s t ic k her finger through the nar­ row opening to take the raisin out . It was extremely frustrating. " She's so li t eral," I said to the doctor . Well, she finally got the raisin out, and ate it, but she hadn't done it the correct way, so Dr. Ned tried again. "This time," he said, "can you take the raisin out without using your finger?" Well, of course she tried using her thumb' "Can you take t he raisin out without using your finger or your thumb?" he asked. " Sure, " said Claire, and turned the b ottle upside down, dropped the raisin into her other hand, and popped it into her mouth . Then came question and answer time. "What do you do when you're cold, Claire?" asked Dr. Ned . I could just feel her mind racing from situa­ tion to situation, trying to fit the question into a frame of reference . S h e said nothing. He repeated the question, but she just looked at him, so h e went on to the next . " What do you do wh en you're tired?" " I go to s l eep ." " What do you do when you're hungry? " "I eat some food ." "What do you do when you're cold?" This time she was ready: " If I'm at the pool," she said, "I wrap up in a towel." (Later at home she kept answering the question: "If I'm cold in bed, I pull up the covers . " "If I'm cold in win­ ter, I put on my ski jacket.") I can remember so clearly taking tests in school and wracking my brain trying to decide which of several possible answers was the "right" one. Or thinking that the answer was so obvious and easy that it couldn't be righ t, it must be a trick question. Later, Claire and J talked about what a hard time the doctor had asking the question . .. I wanted to be sure she understood that the problem was his, not hers. Claire thought the whore­ thing was very interesting and fun, but it's easy to see how a child with less self-confidence could be upset by such a test . . . From Lynne Thunderstorm (BC): .. . When I read Ann Miles' letter in GWS #34 concerning the "Which does n ot belong?" game she played with her 4-year-old, we decided to try it with 3~-year-old Raven . The results we got were hilarious and only confirmed my belief that looking for "correct" ans­ wers is completely irrelevant' "Which does not belong: a guitar, a horse, a harmonica, an autoharp?" "The guitar." "Oh, but that's something to make music with and a horse isn't." " No, silly, I like horses." So, she eliminated the one she didn't like . - - " Which does not belong: onions, apples, rocking chairs, garlic?" Sh e laughed . "Onions and garlic do NOT' " Certainly, when I named the cate­ gories, she answered "correctly." But when I merely listed items, she easi­ ly made choices that were right for h er, and was able to tell us why she eliminated the thing . . .

IN THE MAIL ... Thanks for "Liking School Is Not Enough " and " Spaceship School," GWS #34 . Those articles, and our grow­ ing convictions, helped us to decide we would NOT put Maia in kindergart e n n ext year even t h ough she wants to go . Si n ce we ' ve made that decision

and let her know firmly that we are a "home-schooling family," she seems to have accepted it . We ' ll see how it goes when her friends leave for kin­ dergarten next year, though . - DENISE HODGES (WI). · .. In response to "Blaming The Unconventional," GWS #33: Yes, home­ schooling can be blamed for every­ thing, but we must be careful not to present the opinion that home-school ­ ing is the answer to everything . I had a friend who didn't want to share her problem concerning her daughter because she thought I would think that she wouldn't have that problem if she would just home-school' TERRI WALKER (MN) . · . . 1 first found that my desire to teach could not be satisfied in traditional schools. My experience in public schools was a nightmare, even though I was considered a "good" teacher by students and profession­ als . .. My second grand realization was that my desire to teach was no more than a desire to have children . I have never felt the need to work outside the home, to teach or to work with kids (my previous goals) since the day Becca was born .. . Believe me, as the daughter of a very feminist, liberal - thinking mother, it was quite a shock to realize that I don't have to "work" to be a worthwhile contribu­ ting member of society. - PATTI PITCHER (MI) . · . . There are five families in the area with a total of 10 children who are home-schooling. This winter we were able to obtain the old armory gymnasium every Monday afternoon free of charge . The kids would roller­ skate, play basketball, volleyball, badminton, kickball, etc. Even the pre-schoolers were included. - GARY & DIANN FOSTER (KY). · . . We always seem to have a yard full of kids. I suppose they feel free to come around . We have teen­ agers to toddlers open the gate and join the activity or create their own. Perhaps they are intrigued by the noise, laughter, and fun . I ' ve no argument for who comes in, and have never had to ask anyone to leave, even though there are arguments and occasional fights. What can you expect when there are two or twenty kids together ? - AN IOWA READER. · . . 1 have a day care business at home, and recently put an ad in the paper, to be different, which started out, "Home-schooling family will care for your baby/child . .. " I'd never seen one like it, and I got a very nice 8-year-old boy who's never been to public schools . Both his parents are now working days and needed care where they hadn't before. They are still teaching him and he plays here with my 5-year-old girl, Forest, and reads to her. - LINDA RIEKEN (AZ) .

YOUNG WRITERS STILL NEEDED Pat Stone of Mother Earth News tells us that he needs more articles by young people for the "Mother's Children" feature. He writes: · .. It's incorrect to say I'm run­ ning out of material .. . but I do occa­ sionally go through too-lean times . That's not good, 'cause I'd like to keep this feature alive. There's not that many paying markets I know about for young writers.

The basic purpose of "Mother's Children" is to share how-to projects initiated and carried out by younger children and teenagers . The author should be both the person who did the project ana-tne one who writes the article. ~m open to a wide range of possibilities . .. We've run everything from " How I Changed the New York State Income Tax Laws for Minors" to "How to Make Food Jewelry Out of Bread Dough " ... from " I Ran our Farm's Giant Combine Just like the Men Do " to "Make a BaIlout of a Pig Bladder" ... and including more ordin­ ary topics like making herb vinegars or beef jerky. I also like to see money - making ideas: it's nice when we can give other young people ways for earning their own money. I respond to all queries and do everything I can to help the author work the article up (including send­ ing a page of writing guidelines) . Our payment for the column runs from $100 to $200 (that includes pay­ ing for photos), which is the same we would pay an adult writer for the same work. The better the writing and pictures - a frequent problem is bad pix - and the more exciting the top­ ic, the higher the payment. Home schoolers tend to be a pret­ ty self-directed group, so I ' ve got­ ten a lot of good articles from your readers. Hope to get more' . .. [DR: Pat recommends that all young authors send in a query - that is, a letter telling about the story they'd like to do - before writing a full article. Address, 105 Stoney Mountain Rd, Hendersonville NC 28791.]

ON READING Joyce Kinmont (UT) wrote in the Tender Tutor: ... 1 made a little book for Becky (3) that she dearly loves. went through some old pictures, then bought a little photo album to put them in. Under each picture I wrote a short sentence. The first page has the title, "When Becky Was a Baby." The pages are: Picture of Becky at the stove ­ "Becky liked to cook." Picture of her in a wig - "Becky had too much hair." Holding stuffed animals - "Becky had three dogs . " With a ski cap pulled down over her face - "Whe re did Becky go?" And so on. We are now taking pic­ tures of Milli to make her a book . . . Since she is older there will be more writing with them ...

From Lyn Cargill in Australia: . . . Skye (2~) is learning to read. I tried the Glenn Doman approach when she was about 20 months but although she loved the cards, she preferred to "write" on them and CUL them up . I wasn't keen enough to both­ er teacning her, so I let her destroy Lhem all. Recently I made some new cards (names of friends) and put them aside, ready for when she showed an interest. She's been aSKing what words say and cemanding to know t he exact name of everything. While looking for something, she found the cards and asked me to read them . She loves them and asks me to read t h em several times a day. Some­ times she reads them correctlY, some­ times she makes mistakes which i ignore - but she makes me find the card and tells me what it really is .

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17 Her favorite game is for Mum to look perplexed and say, "urn, urn, urn" and she then "helps" me. As long as she's interested I'll ruake her cards . Then we'll move on to home-made books. She already has a iew . I always take heaps of photos on holidays or special occasions anJ make a book oUl of them. It helps her remember the occasioll . [A later note: 1 After a month or so break, Skye found her cards again. Remembered them all. Still prefers people's names to anything else . ..

SCIENCE WITH J.P. From Kathy Mingl (IL): . .. We've been launching butter­ flies from our bedroom window this summer - we've always let the milk­ weed plants grow for the monarchs, and this year we brought in some eggs and raised the caterpillars in wide­ mouth gallon jars, on top of the re­ frigerator. As they turned to chrysa­ lises (Jove y things - they look like gold-an -ja J e ornaments), we trans­ ferred them to a bouquet of sticks in a glass vase above the radio, where we can watch them ripen . As soon as they begin to get dark and the wing­ patterns show through, we put them in the bedroom window to "hatch." We missed the first one - I woke up to find a note from my dad: "Pupa monarched - rescued him from cat and released outside - healthy little tyke." The next three that were ready, Tony, J.P . and I stayed up all night to watch, and though J . P. only managed to keep himself awake until 1:00, he held the first one to emerge (a female) on his finger while she dried her wings, and fed her sugar­ water from a toothpick. When we let them go the next morning, the two males were just anxious to take off, but J.P. 's little female seemed to remember him and stayed behind, tast­ ing his finger with her tongue when he took her up on it. He fed her again, and then held her out the win­ dow until she finally decided to leave. It's quite a feeling to see them go sailing off over the house ­ you almost feel as if you had some­ thing to do with it. Something awful­ ly allegorical there, don't you think? We had another blessed event right on the kitchen table, while J . P . was eating lunch . This time the whole family got to watch - my mother was home, so we ran to get her as soon as J.P. yelled that things were happening . J . P . explained the entire process to her, and showed her how to tell that this one was a ££y butter­ fly . My mother was fascinated - do you know, she's never seen a butter­ fly hatch before~My father main­ tained that his butterfly (the one he'd rescued-and taken outside), had been the biggest. Altogether, I think we've raised 20 monarchs, and though one time we had five fluttering on the screen at the same time, for the most part the hatchings have been staggered enough that we weren't overwhelmed. I think it was a good number, because the lit­ tle things have a sly genius for wait­ ing till your back is turned before they do something interesting (we still don't know where the "zipper"

ISTT':" ... Some of the interests J.P. has been pursuing on his own lately are experiments with fire and chemis­ try, under my supervision (I tell him to say he's lighting candles, not lighting matches - gives a muc~ess

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alarming picture), soldering, elec­ tronics and computers with Tony, geo­ logy (he's fascinated by volcanoes, and has started a rock collection; his eternal passion is prospecting for gold allover the back yard), and cooking. He's been learning to tell time and spell his name and address, and he has a long-standing interest in the working of bodies, and in hand-taming wild birds. J . P . is a very busy boy. .. . Something really fascinating has come up with J.P . 's fire experi­ ments lately . He's been going through boxes of kitchen matches, mostly just lighting them and blowing them out, and using up all the candles in the house, but he's begun to venture into new scientific territory . I restrict his investigations to the kitchen table, with an adult in the vicinity, but other than that, I don't bother him too much. When he first wanted to try it, he was a little scared, so I showed him all the ways I could think of to put fires out - water, baking soda, pot-lids, FIre extinguishers, etc. - and I even showed him how to call the fire department. Little by little he started trying different things on his own, and his interest led us down some remarkable byways of discussion - chemistry, history, myth­ ology, fire-fighting and prevention, survival skills, and Murphy's Law (it's eas~ to start a fire when you don't nee one) . The other day, J.P. showed me something I didn't know ­ you can ignite a match by holding it above a flame, without even touching it. Really, if you're willing to learn yourself, raising a child can be a fascinating scientific exchange . . .

LEARNING RUSSIAN AT HOME Barb Tetzlaff (IA) wrote in the O'KIDS newsletter #2: ... Our 8-year-old recently demon­ strated an interest in learning the Russian language. He is very con­ cerned with the Russian threat, nuclear freeze, etc. He decided that if he could find out how the Russians speak, live, and think he might bet­ ter understand the dilemma. We were happy that he was show­ ing an interest in any language at all because when he was in public school, he vehemently protested being force-fed Spanish (and consequently retained nothing'). We were not total­ ly optimistic, however, thinking about how difficult (and potentially disappointing) it might prove to be for Josh . I had only a high school Spanish background and my husband had studied Latin in ninth grade . But we have always believed that when an interest is indicated it should be nurtured. We checked out a Russian language record from the library and forged ahead. Repeating phrases from the book that went along with the record turned out to be rather dull. So I decided to try and make picture cards so that Josh could associate what he was saying with a picture. I plunged through stacks of old maga­ zines searching for pictures that were interesting or humorous. Josh was curious as I worked along but he did not want to help create the cards (which I think would have been the ideal way to go about it). When I'd finished, I had 38 colorful pictures glued to sturdy paper (8~ x 11). I went through the cards with Josh using the pronuncia­

tions we had learned from our record . Josh was even able to guess at the meanings by using the pictures. He then went over to his father and excitedly showed him the cards. He said he would now teach his father the phrases and sentences, and pro­ ceeded to do so while using my EXACT inflections, mannerisms, jokes, etc.' It has been months since we began and we still can remember al­ most all of the 38 phrases . All we need to do to jog our memory is to bring the picture to mind and the phrase comes forth as well . . . [ Barb later wrote us: 1 . •. One hot Saturday in July .. . I casually mentioned that I felt I needed to sit down and rest ... Jason replied in Russian, "Ya hachi s'iest" (I want to sit down) . We had not even looked at our Russian language picture cards for several months and yet he knew just which phrase would be appropri­ ate .. . He remembers almost all of the phrases because it was his interest we nurtured . We didn't have to push and prod. We had fun learning together' . .. --

IN DEFENSE OF T.V. Wendy Wartes (WA) wrote to John: . . . In the past there has been mention by readers, as well as your­ self, of the lack of merit in tele­ vision viewing . I would like to describe my use of TV and why I dis­ agree . First of all, my husband and I control the use of TV, not the child­ ren. Though my children are still young, I don't anticipate a problem later as this has been firmly estab­ lished . The TV is only turned on for a specific program and is turned off immediately afterwards . We rarely watch any commercial TV. Occasionally a special or a movie such as "Stanley and Livingston" or "Tom Sawyer" is seen by the whole fam­ ily. I speak out critically of commer­ cials, asking the children what it is the ads want us to do or buy . I have had my five-year-old try to sell me make-believe products and pointed out how he used nice words to make it sell. He has been told that adver­ tisers are people who write words for actors to speak to do the same thing. He can readily see that the product would not sell if they said it tasted terrible or cost too much. On Sunday, I sit down with my TV schedule and the monthly public TV magazine Dial (I subscribe to this) and mark those programs of merit. Then we don't turn TV on except for those shows . Last month we watched public TV shows on Arctic wolves and Australian animals . How else could we have seen the actual birth of an embryonic kangaroo and its journey up the mother's stomach and final attach­ ment to a nipple in her pouch to con­ tinue development? Because I know what topics are coming up, through the Dial magazine, I check out books on the same topic at the library. Then if an interest is sparked, we don't have to wait t o learn more. Just as a field trip can lead to other topics, so can TV if used wisely ... Many quality programs such as National Geographic and Nova are repeated once during the day and twice during the evening. Thus, we have the chance for reviewing it if our reading fanned an interest, with several days in between . . . . I've never been fortunate enough to travel and though I hope my


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children will have the first-hand opportunity to view other countries, I truly feel TV can fill a gap. In many cases the photographer can take the viewer to places no tourist can go. The show "Four Castles" is a good case in point. On a real trip to Wales, few of us would ever view these castles in such detail . . . Com­ ing soon is a 3-part series on the geology of the American West, a special on trains, a National Geo­ graphic update on Hillary and Ever­ est, Tanzanian wildlife, and the whooping crane. ... 1 liken TV to a guest in my house . If I had company and the per­ son spoke vulgarities, threw garbage around, and undermined my children's morals, I certainly would never invite them back. If, though, the com­ pany showed us spectacular photos of a recent trip and then helped explain the history of that country, they'd be invited back many times ...

COMPUTER NEWS In GWS #35 I wrote about Cole­ co's coming small computer, the "Adam." It was first announced for summer, then promised for October, then for Christmas. As of Nov. 15, it is still not in the local stores, though very much in the ads. Dealers, afraid of losing their Christmas busi­ ness, are saying that Adam will appear any day, that supplies will be limited at first, and that sales will be made on a first-come first-served basis . In other words, if you hope to give someone an Adam for Christmas you must pay for it now; if it doesn't arrive in time for Christmas that is your tough luck, and (your money now safely in the store's bank) you'll just have to wait patiently until it does. By now IBM has shown its small computer, called "PCjr" (Personal Com­ puter junior). About it Peter Mitch­ ell, electronics engineer and chief computer expert of the Boston Phoe­ nix, writes: . . . Now that it has been un­ veiled, the machine itself comes as an anticlimax. If it were not graced by those three magic ini­ tials [IBM], its prospects for suc­ cess would be rather dim. Objective­ ly, it is an overpriced, disappoint­ ing assemblage of rather ordinary hardware . .. In both word processing and vid­ eo games, the two most popular uses for home computers, the IBM is notably weak .. . The $670 that buys only the IBM keyboard would get you a complete Atari Writer system or the entire Coleco Adam system .. . E . F . Schumacher, author of SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL (see our list), would get some ironic amusement from this . Only a company as big as IBM would dare offer a product this bad, and with every reason to believe that it will be a commercial success. The Phoenix also predicts that in 1984 we will see a number of truly portable computers, that is, capable of battery operation and weighing ten pounds or less (as opposed to the 25 lb . "transportables"), with a full Liquid Crystal Display screen, sub­ stantial memory, word processing capa­ bility, etc. If the price is low enough, such a machine might be use­ ful to us in this office. Meanwhile the Osborne Corpora­ tion, who made the first of the trans­ portable computers, and in spite of

having last year over $100 million in sales, has just gone bankrupt. Accountants who had been called in to review the company's books gave Adam Osborne, the founder and president, the unwelcome news that during a time when he had thought the company was earning money it had in fact lost $8 million, and barring a miracle would soon have to close. This confirms vividly what I said in an earlier GWS about informa­ tion not being a substitute for intel­ ligence and judgement. Certainly, if access to computer experts and compu­ ter information could save a busi­ ness, it should have saved this one . But information based on mistaken views of reality is worse than none, and as Osborne found out, the more of it you have, the worse off you are. The press accounts of the end of this company said that when Osborne first learned of his unexpected loss­ es and hence the imminent probable failure of his company, before he told anyone else this news, he sold $1.5 million of his personal stock to another one of the company's direc­ tors. Later, when the company decided to close, it told a large number of its employees that it was sending them on indefinite furlough (since if it fired them outright it would have to give them the severance pay to which they were entitled) and gave them two hours to clear their things out of the office. I wondered, "Why two hours? What was the big rush?" These two reports may throw some use­ ful light on the notion that the peo­ ple who make computers are primarily moved by some deep concern for the well-being of the human race. Texas Instruments, one of the giants of the field, has decided after huge losses to drop out of the home computer market altogether. Apple's profits were down 78% from the previous year, and it may soon be in worse trouble. It made a huge en­ gineering and capital investment in a fairly expensive home computer called the Lisa, in which you give the mach­ ine instructions by using a little table-top gadget called a "mouse" to move a cursor on the screen, thus mak­ ing it unnecessary to memorize or carry out complicated instructions. An ingenious idea, which Apple hoped would keep them at the head of the pack for some time . But it has al­ ready been technologically outdated by a new machine from Hewlett-Packard in which you give the machine the same kind of instructions just by touching the screen with your finger. What this will do to the huge sales Apple anticipated for Lisa remains to be seen. So the dance goes on. The Phoe­ nix reports that for a given capabili­ ~ the price of a new computer is halved every two years. Also, second­ hand machines generally sell for about half their original price . The Commodore VIC can now be had, new, for $50, and a second-hand VIC is con­ sidered to be without commercial val­ ue; if you have one and don't want it, give it away, it's not worth the trouble it would take you to sell it. As always, the moral is, unless you have a real business need for a compu­ ter, don't be in a hurry to buy, and if you buy, buy cheap . - JH

COMPUTERS: FOR ... From Mario Pagnoni (MA): . .. A year ago we decided to test the home-schooling waters. Here in

Massachusetts the legal waterway had already been bridged and my 13 years of teaching also worked in our favor. We expected, and got, no trouble from school authorities . ... We were fascinated by the potential of the home computer and intrigued with the prospects of utili­ zing it as an educational tool. And for me, home-schooling was an oppor ­ tunity to combine three loves: my children, education, and writing (I'd attempt a book on home education ­ pOSSibly with a slant toward compu­ ters) . At the outset we knew nothing about computers. And personally, I am a basket case around machines. I can't even figure out how to run the digital watch my kids gave me last Father's Day. Our 10-year-old son James is the only one who can program it . When I try to set it, the bloody thing ends up playing Yankee Doodle during meetings. "I, ah, don't know how to work it," I try to explain. "You see my, ah, son ... " Nevertheless, we researched per­ sonal computers as best we could and finally opted for Apple. There was more software for the Apple than any other computer. We found programs for word-processing, data-base manage­ ment, and an incredible array of games and educational packages. Most importantly, there were two Apple users' clubs within a 30-minute drive of our home. While support is some­ times rare from computer dealers, it is readily available at a friendly users' club. Before I knew it I was not only a club member, but co-editor of its newsletter, and author of a regular column called "Computers for Absolute Beginners . " The column was my way of insuring that there would be at least one piece in the publica­ tion that I could understand . But was all this computer stuff the antithesis of home schooling? Were we to turn our children over to the computer? I mean, home schooling is people oriented. It can be tremen ­ dously rewarding and bring a family closer together. Everything we heard about computers indicated that they would come between people. But the more we worked with the machine the more we realized that it neither brought us together nor tore us apart. It was just a tool - a power­ ful tool. It was part of our educa­ tional program, but it could never be the educational program ... Our biggest computer problem was software. There was so much available and so little that was good. By shar­ ing ideas at the computer club we learned how to sift through the trash and select worthwhile programs . Much of the available software only pro­ vides drill and practice. At first I thought, "Who needs a $2000 micro­ computer to teach multiplication tables - flash cards do the job nice­ ly for 79 cents." But drill is only one use for a micro . And that mechan­ ized drill instructor frees teacher time for more creative endeavors. All those years of teaching made me pro­ gressive enough to know that drill is not the ultimate in education . But, on the other hand, I'm still conser­ vative enough to know that there's a place for it. The better drill pro­ grams feature sound effects and graph­ ics and can be entertaining enough to take the drudgery out of practice. Kids also appreciate the fact that feedback is immediate - no need to wait for teacher to correct and re­ turn papers. Being non-judgemental is another plus for the micro - you can't disappoint the computer.

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One evening a friend of mine interrupted his son who was pounding feverishly at the computer keyboard. The youngster was working late into the night on an entertaining program called "Musical Math Teacher . " Drill­ ing the user on basic math facts, the program rewards correct answers with a brief musical interlude, and keeps a running percentage score. " What are you doing working so late?" asked the parent. "Well, I got one problem wrong earlier," answered the fifth-grader, "and since then I ' ve worked my score up to 99 % correct ­ and I'm not going to bed until I get a II the way back to 10070 '" We favor programs that have an editor mode . They're the kind that allow you to enter your own data into the program. One such program, a vocabulary builder called "Word Attack," let us enter our own word lists into its video game mode. With nifty sound effects and graphics (two sure hits with kids), our boys en­ joyed learning their lessons. Still, I can't help but remember that com­ puter instructor who warned that, "Learning is best done not at a video game pace." -We find simulation-type programs like "Lemonade Stand" and "The Oregon Trail" particularly valuable . They simulate real life situations. "The Oregon Trail," a pioneer adventure, requires that you manage your food, avoid hostile Indians and natural dis­ asters, and make it across country. "Lemonade Stand" challenges your busi­ ness skills. You check the daily weather report, input the number of advertising signs you ' ll purchase, and indicate how much lemonade you'll produce and its price per glass. I've given up playing this one with my kids. Have you any idea how embarrass­ ing it is to file bankruptcy for a lemonade stand? Another favorite program called "Snooper Troops" transforms students into detectives. Their case is a mys­ tery that requires map-making and note-taking to unravel . Our boys work together on the program, sometimes brain-storming clues, sometimes argu­ ing over which suspect to interrogate next . There's always lots of inter­ action going on - between the boys, and between the boys and the machine . It's a far cry from people's image of isolated, sullen children silently droning away at the keyboard. Perhaps the most valuable educa­ tional use for a microcomputer is word processing . .. When children be­ come familiar with "electronic cut and paste" (moving passages around the body of their text) they begin to analyze the very fabric of writing. They marvel at the effects of re­ arranging the words in a sentence. Moreover, they become acutely aware of the logical progression of thoughts expressed in writing. Their writing gradually becomes clear and uncluttered. Computerists are often surprised to hear that our children work with the "Apple Writer II" (a sophisti­ cated word processing package). They expect that they would utilize a sim­ pler WP program like "Bank Street Wri­ ter" [GWS #35), designed to be simple enough for children. After several brief sessions of watching me "manipu­ late text" with Apple Writer, they had it mastered . Of course, it took me six weeks to figure out the man­ ual, but that's another story. One of the most rewarding activi­ ties for our children has been pen pal letters. [DR: See James Pagnoni's letter in GWS #33. ) .. . Right in the

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middle of his love affair wit h the WP I was surprised to find James handwri­ tkng a letter. "Why aren't you uSLng t e computer?" I asked. "Oh, no spe­ cial reason," he fibbed. "James," I persisted, "you've used word process­ ing for all your writing the last few weeks - you even tried to stuff your Jedi Fan Club membership card into the printer." "Well ... you know my new friend - the one who's kind of poor? Well . . . I just figured that he might feel bad . I mean, seeing that computer printout might remind him . . . of all the stuff other people have that he doesn ' t." . . . Our home school has been a tremendous success. We are convinced that no school in the country, public or private, could have done for us what we did for ourselves this past year . . . And all of this from people who a year ago didn't know software from Tupperware . . .

... AND AGAINST Lynne Thunderstorm (BC) wrote: ... We live in an isolated valley with wild mountains on all sides . We live with a sense of the seasons and the earth in all that we do, and try to let this awareness grow in our children. We don't keep up with all the latest happenings, so that when we went out last winter to visit our family in New York State, we were sur­ prised by the computer phenomenon. It seemed that everybody had or was sav­ ing up for computers, everybody was buying the latest games, and everyone knew how to play . Since then, the so-called need for computer literacy has been jump­ ing out at me from everything I read, from MS . to GWS - or so I thought. Thank goodness John wrote what he did in GWS #33. I think we need something large scale, though, more along the lines of Jerry Mander's ARGUMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF TELEVISION . The whole thing seems spooky to me, and I was only exposed to compu­ ter buffs for five weeks. I saw my father and his friends sitting in front of a noisy box for hours and hours each day . In fact, from the time he came home from work until bed­ time, his sounds of frustration or success could be heard mingled with the bashes and buzzes of the machine . He wanted to share his new interest with me - for hours and hours. I couldn't even pretend enthusiasm after the first hilarious encounter with Pac Man, but these games were enough to hold him enthralled for hours every day, for months on end . The image of my dad, whom I will not be able to visit very many times, sit­ ting alone in the family room playing his games, saddens me. A cousin I hadn't seen for 15 years visited while I was there. He and his two daughters, on vacation from school (he "teaches"), didn't feel like taking a walk, talking, bike riding, doing yoga with me, or anything. It was either lie in front of the TV, or sit in front of the screen with levers in their hands . Or, lie on the couch with stereo ear­ phones on . Just like my father. Younger kids had pocket games that went everywhere with them . Peo­ ple praised the new inventions for increasing eye-hand coordination, as if ancient basket weavers hadn't done that. They called it creative, marvel­ lous, entertaining. All I saw was how the latest toy

or learning device, call it what you will, tended to remove people one step more from their connection with each other and with the earth . People spoke of developing a relationship with their machines, of spending time with their computers to get to know them better . That sounds scary. It is one more step away from developing relationships with living, breathing organisms. And when you think that the content of many of these manufac­ tured games - all that I saw - was shooting, bopping, killing, and that the dialogue was often, "There, I got you, you little -----," or "Oh, no, I'm gonna crash," the absurdity of talking about relating looms larger . Vicarious living . I understand that computers are useful . Like their technological counterparts, snow­ mobiles and penicillin, they have a place in the world, and certainly in the economy . But when masses of peo­ ple fall for the latest gadgets and clothing styles, there is always a trade-off, and someone always gets rich. I picture some little child sit­ ting in a soundproof booth punching buttons all alone, maybe with ear­ phones, and the child is "learning" something . Something that maybe other children used to learn with someone's knee pressed against hers, and a warm human voice exchanging information. Blip blip blip. Nava had an uneasy feeling when he read the National Geo~raphic arti­ cle on computers . He to l me that it seemed as if people felt the computer were going to solve a lot of problems in the world, to make the world a bet­ ter place to live in, to help kids learn more, give people more jobs, on and on . That's a lot of faith to have in something, and that something seems to take the control of people's lives one step farther away from them. Nava tried to write what made him uneasy . "Having repaired and worked with heavy machinery in factor­ ies and mills, having developed a homestead, built a few houses, learned to grow nearly all our own food, I can see that the computer is one more step removed from basic pro­ duction, from the human interrelating and work that makes the world go around . The computer is a manipula­ ting tool, useful, but not the thing that makes the food or the goods we need . It can juggle information, but it can ' t replace real human skills, real work of people making things hap­ pen. What's scary is when people think it can." Such a hard one to talk about' The nightmarish image of a man alone in a room with a machine for company, when the rest of the family, the far distant family, would have loved his company; or two kids hunched over a machine, madly pushing buttons, like their lives depended on it - these are the things I think of when I think of computers. My mother writes that the computer is revolutionizing her office, scaring her, increasing her workload, and my cousins write that computers are teaching them bet­ ter than teachers can. You are right to ask what we will have gained in twenty years . . .

COMPUTER VANDAlISM - 2 In GWS # 35, I quoted from arti­ cles in Time and Newsweek on "compu­ ter vandarrsm," t h e Lnvasion and some­ times destruction of computer data banks simply for the sake of excite­ ment, and I began to discuss the


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implications of this . Here is more from the Newsweek story: · . . the ["414 Gang" in Milwaukee] stumbled across an electronic bulle­ tin board in New York called OSUNY . The board was a treasure trove: mes­ sages posted by other users gave codes and phone numbers to get free access to MCI and Sprint long­ distance telephone services, wahs to esca e havin unauthorized one ca s trace emp asis a e an a panoply of network telephone num­ bers and directions for accessing major computer systems around the country . . . . Hackers like the 414s were essentially exploiting weaknesses in systems that were designed to be easy to use and relatively open . . . Telenet, Tymnet and other networks are designed so that thousands of legitimate users can gain access to the computers quickly ... · . . Only half of the states now have laws against computer crime, and legal experts argue that cases like the Milwaukee 414s break-ins are going to have to be covered by new legislation. "We can't have horse-and-buggy laws in a Buck Rogers era," sayd Arthur R . Miller, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School . . . Moreover, there is no federal law specifically prohibit­ ing unauthorized access to com­ puters . · .. The vast majority [emphasis added] of white collar crime cases in one way or another involve com­ puters .. . The Computer Security Act of 1983 ... would mandate a fine of up to $50,000 or a five-year jail sen­ tence for robbing or abusing feder­ al or private computers used in interstate commerce ... From a front page story in the Sept. 5, 1983 New York Times, we get this additional information: .. . The number of young people roaming without authorization through some of the nation's most sophisticated computer systems runs into the hundreds and possibly thou­ sands, according to computer crime experts. Further, they say, the num­ ber is growing hand-in-hand with the boom in personal computers ... Many computer enthusiasts scoff at the Milwaukee group. "They are the least of what's going on in this world," said a 19-year old uni­ versity student in Chicago who calls himself Mr. Xerox. "They are the ones who get caught, which means they really don't know what they're doing . " . . . Those who are most knowledgeable in the computer world say the pre­ ponderance of unauthorized penetra­ tions into commercial, academic, and government computers are never discovered . "Most computers don't have the mechanisms in place to know that they've had an intruder," said Robert P . Campbell, president of Advance Information Management Inc. in Woodbridge, Va . , "and most don't have the ability to go back and reconstruct what happened . "... The manipulation of telephone systems to communicate endlessly over long-distance lines for free

is fairly common, the crime experts say ... The "pirates" regularly use long-distance lines for transmit­ ting stolen computer programs to electronic acquaintances across the country, and such a transmission often takes more than half an hour . They either bypass telephone bill­ ing mechanisms or use a code that results in the bill's being sent to a subscriber to one of the long­ distance telephone systems. There is a bimonthly newsletter published in New York that contains detailed information on how to break into computers and manipulate tele­ phones ... Once again, what does this have to do with all of us who only want to own computers for innocent reasons, like playing games, or doing some word processing, or reading a few books from a distant library? It may have a great deal to do with us, and with such foundations of our legal system as the assumption of innocence and the burden of proof . Consider: suppose the government accuses us of having, say, robbed a bank. We could of course defend ourselves against the charge by proving that we were somewhere else . But we do not have to do even that much. The burden proof is not on us to show that we were not at the bank, but on the gov­ ernment to show beyond reasonable doubt that we were, and this means among other requIrements that it must produce witnesses who will swear they saw us there. Now suppose instead that some years in the future the gov­ ernment accuses us of having tampered with someone's computer. What must it show, in order to convict us? What can it show, what is there for it to ShOw, other than that certain illegal calls were traced to our telephone number? How could we possibly defend ourselves against such a charge? Sup­ pose some malicious hackers had fig­ ured out what it will probably be very easy for them to figure out, as indeed they may well have already - a way to make a call from one number while making it look as if it came from another? How then could we show our innocence? "But Your Honor, it's all a mistake'" History has shown very plainly that when the government, and other holders of wealth and power, feel themselves in danger, they will take steps to reduce this danger, and if these happen to do away with certain constitutional rights of citizens, so much the worse for them . We may be absolutely certain that Congress and the Legislatures, and above all the present Supreme Court, will give the government whatever legislation and powers it thinks it may need to prose­ cute computer vandals, and before we jump up and down and sing happy songs about the wonderful computer revolu­ tion, we might think a little about what some of these laws and these pow­ ers might turn out to be. - JH

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EDUCATION "STORES" .. . 1 recently visited SENTINEL TEACHER SUPPLY and found it to be a home-schoolers' paradise' Games, stickers, workbooks, etc . Also a Christian Education room . The sales­ people were welcoming . . . Great source of materials' Catalog available: 2200 W Alameda Av, Denver CO 80223. JANIS MARTINEZ, Colorado Home School­ ing Network Newsletter. ... The TENNESSEE BOOK COMPANY, 410 Harding Industrial Drive, PO Box 110110, Nashville TN 37211, sells textbooks to the schools . Prices are wholesale whether you buy one or 100. There's a reading room where you can compare the books of 65 different pub­ lishers . Fill out your order, call yourself a school, pay, and you have your books, no questions asked. Prices are cheaper than buying direct from the publisher, and no shipping charge . - A TENNESSEE READER. [DR:] If you would like to find such a place in your area where you can examine textbooks and other educa­ tional materials first-hand, check the Yellow Pages under "School Sup­ plies" and "Book Dealers."

STENCILS FROM X-RAYS From Leslie Westrum (IN): ... If anyone is interested in stenciling, I've found a financial shortcut. Cardboard stencils don't hold up well, and the mylar store­ bought kind cost a fortune. But you can make your own designs with an exacto-knife or razor blade and old X-rays. Just go to your local hos­ pital and ask for used X-rays - they usually just throw them away. This plastic is sturdier than the commer­ cial stencil stuff. I used it to sten­ cil hearts on my kitchen wall and it worked ~~eat' ... The standard size is 10" x 1 - a good size to work with . It cuts easily if your blade is sharp. Aside from stenciling - the X-rays themselves are great for teach­ ing your kids about anatomy . . . You sure can't beat the price' .. .

PIANO AND RECORDER Susan Richman (PA) wrote: . . . Little Molly (3 months old) has been a real spur to Jesse's piano playing - she calms down almost instantly when he plays for her, a wonderfully appreciative audience' He plays on and off throughout the day now. He discovered on his own that he could use all his fingers, not just his index ITnger, and even both hands - he said that doing Chisanbop gave him the idea' He really notices how his little songs sound smoother when he uses all fingers. He's still enjoy­ ing experiments with chords. He once corrected me when I was telling a friend about how he was LEARNING to play piano. "I'm not LEARNING to play piano, I'm PLAYING piano," he said adamantly. He loves playing his lit­ tle repertoire of memorized songs to anyone who will listen. Jacob also takes his time at the piano, pretending to play Jesse's songs from MRS. STEWART, often turn-

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21 ing to the proper page and singing the numbers or words . . . . Glad to see you're offering the Aulos recorder now (GWS #33). I've found that as a mother with young ones, the recorder can't be beat - can ' t be broken by two-year­ olds, either. I usually try to bring mine along on hikes in the woods. I find I'm much more patient in letting Jesse and Jacob playas long as they like, building "rock islands" in our creek or digging in sand, if I have my recorder with me so l can be play­ ing, too. Easy to carry with a baby I don't know too many mothers who could easily manage, say, a cello and a babe on hip. We all had a wonderruT walk out in the woods the other day ­ boys playing in the stream, Molly looking up at the waving-to-her tree branches, kicking and smiling, and me having a long time for recorder play­ ing . Very nice to be able to take a musical instrument outside. I always feel in tune with all the shepherds of the world' I have discovered a nice record­ er book, THE RECORDER GUIDE by Johan­ na Klubach and Arthur Nikta. It's a teaching guide, and mostly is full of very simple but delightful duets from the folk heritage of the world. Easy sight - reading, and the book is also full of charming old etchings and drawings of people playing recorder ...

A MYSTERIOUS GIFT One of our readers, learning that I had taken up the violin, called me one day from New Jersey to say that she had an old violin in the house that she wanted to give me . (Down, boy' This is not a Strad-in­ the-attic story . ) I suggested that she try to sell it, but she said she would rather have me have it . I said that was very nice of her, and we arranged to meet when I was in N.J. giving a lecture. Came the evening, and just as I was about to begin, a lady came in with a violin, thrust it into my hands, and walked right out again. I had expected and hoped to have time to thank her, and learn a bit about the instrument and its his­ tory in her family, but there was no time . I don't even know her name. Later, in my motel, I opened the case and looked at, and tried, the violin. It looked very nice, with a beautifully grained back and sides (ribs), and though the strings were old and the bow poor, it made a mel­ low sound. It is at my friend Horst Kloss's shop right now, getting the back glued up, a new bridge cut, new strings put in, and so on. I am eager to start playing it . Meanwhile, it is important that my unknown benefactor get in touch with me, so that I can tell her something about the instru­ ment. - JH

NEW TAPE AVAILABLE HERE WALLACE FAMILY CONCERT #2 (1983) ($8 for 90 min . cassette). Our first Wallace Family Concert tape was made in June 1982, when Vita was just 7 and Ishmael not quite 11. They planned and gave the concert mostly in order to make a recording to send to relatives and friends, and I added it to our list so that others could hear a family learning and making classical music together. Also, I thought there would probably be more concerts and recordings in the future, and that some might later find it interesting to have a record

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of where, musically speaking, the fam­ ily had come from. There have been other concerts since. In one, in November 1982, I was a guest artist; in one part of the concert, Ishmael and I played a sonata for cello and piano. At that concert we had a very small audience - one other home schooling family. This year the Wallaces decided to put on a somewhat larger and more formal concert, with invitations (prepared by Vita) sent out to a number of guests, and program notes for all the music, written by Ishmael. On the big day - I had just driven up after some lectures in the Philadelphia area ­ every chair in the house was pressed into service for the 20 or so adults and children who arrived. This is a tape of the entire occasion, complete with applause and shouts of "Encore'" If you listen to this tape over head­ phones, which I like to do when lis­ tening alone, you will feel you are there. The first music you will hear is the first movement of a piano quartet which Ishmael has written for the fam­ ily. (By now he has mostly completed the other movements, but only the first movement had been rehearsed for this concert.) In this we hear the first recorded appearance on cello of Bob Wallace, who has been playing for only about a year and a half. In fol­ lowing selections we hear Vita on the piano, then Ishmael on the piano play­ ing the Children's Suite by Debussy, and also two fascinating compositions of his own, then Vita on violin accom­ panied by Ishmael, then Ishmael on piano again . As in a professional con­ cert, the performers do not announce their pieces, so we will provide a copy of the program, along with the program notes . This is for me not only a souven ­ ir in sound of a very happy gathering of family and friends of all ages, but also a record of the continuing musical growth of this music-loving family. If you already know their ear­ lier tape, you will find it very hard to believe how much both the children have improved. Ishmael no longer sounds like a "child" pianist, but like a mature artist that I would be glad to hear on any occasion, and Vita in her turn has progressed amaz­ ingly on both piano and violin. All in all, a wonderful proof, in music, that it is not true that children will never do anything diffi­ cult or worthwhile unless they are made to . For this is music played only for love. - JH

NEW BOOKS AVAILABLE HERE BLACK FOREMOTHERS, by Dorothy Sterling ($6.25 + post). This is the story of a too-little known part of our history, the lives of three black women who were among the pioneers in the long and hard effort, not ended yet, to free black people, first from slavery, then from legal and politi­ cal discrimination. It is hard to be­ lieve, and indeed many young people may still not know, that more than eighty years after our country was founded, not only was it legal in many parts of the country to own slaves, but in all parts of the coun­ try it was a crime to help slaves escape from slavery. All of these stories remind us what long, hard, patient, often dis­ couraging effort it takes to do away with long-established customs and wrongs. The most exciting of these stories is the first, the life of

Ellen Craft. Born in 1826, she was the only one of these women to grow up a slave. When she was 22, she and her new husband, William, afraid they might be separated from each other, or from their children if they should have any, decided to try to escape to the North and freedom. Their plan was a daring one. Since she was light­ skinned, she planned to disguise her­ self as an invalid Southern gentle­ man, and her husband as her servant. ... Most of the details that made her disguise plausible were devised by Ellen . Realizing with a sudden pang that she would be asked to sign hotel registers, she made up a bandage and sling for her right arm to explain her inability to write. A poultice - a bulky, wet bandage, tied from chin to head, toothache style, would conceal her beardless­ ness. Then, looking in a mirror, she saw that her eyes might regis­ ter fear, anger, dismay, and she sent William downtown for a final purchase - a pair of green specta­ cles . . . The story of their escape is almost unbearably exciting - it might someday make a wonderful film, though it may be some time before such a film is made. If the other two women in this book did not face quite the same degree of danger as Ellen Craft, they still had to overcome every kind of difficulty. Ida Wells at age 16 lost both parents to yellow fever, and had to come home to take care of five young children. To keep the family from being broken up, she went to work as a schoolteacher so that she could support them. Later she became the first black woman journalist, and for most of her life remained one of the most tireless, eloquent, and effective speakers against racial injustice. This book is a useful supplement and corrective to the very incomplete American history that has always been and is now taught in our schools, even the "best" schools . It is also an exciting and well told story, from which, in these difficult times, we may all gain much needed strength and courage . MRS. FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH, by Robert O'Brien ($1 . 75 + post). This is one of my very favor­ ite animal adventure stories. Mrs. Frisby is a widowed field mouse, facing a terrible dilemma . Spring is coming, and she and her children must move from their winter home in the field of a farmer, whose spring plow ­ ing will destroy their dwelling, to their summer home in nearby woods . But her youngest child is very ill, and to make such a long journey this early in the year will certainly kill him . She seeks advice and help, and is told to try to make contact with some mysterious rats in her neighbor­ hood . These, we learn, are the rats of NIMH. What does NIMH stand for? National Institute of Mental Health. What did that have to do with these rats? The scientists of NIMH did an experiment on the rats to see if they could increase their intelligence. Did they succeed? They did, beyond their wildest dreams . And from this beginning follows this exciting story. Once begun, it is very hard to put down . It is a wonderful bedtime­ read-aloud story, since the author, like all great story- tellers, ends almost every chapter with a new piece of important information, a new


22 danger, or a new way of overcoming danger, so that readers can hardly wait to see what happens next. Also, the book raises a question for its child-philosopher readers, that has always been and is now a matter of passionate concern to many adults: What is intelligence? How can we recognize it, or test it, or measure it? How would really intelligent crea­ tures, under the control of more pow­ erful creatures, behave? (This story, like any schoolroom, provides one good answer - they would conceal most of their intelligence.) What would truly intelligent creatures have as their aim in life? To this question the book gives a very good and I t h ink true answer - for these super­ intelligent rats do indeed have an ambition, a goal, for which they are ready to risk their lives. What it is, I will let readers find out. I have read that a full-length film, an animated cartoon, was made from this book, and that it is one of the best of such films ever made. If it turns up near you, it might be worth seeing - and if you see it, please give us a report . Meanwhile, don't miss this wonderful book. THE CHINESE WORD FOR HORSE, AND OTHER STORIES, by John Lewis & Peter Rigby ($5 . 35 + post). This unique, surprising, and beautiful book is both about the three stories it tells and about the Chinese written lang­ uage it uses to tell them . The illus­ trations which help tell the stories are themselves made up of Chinese written characters (each of which stands for a whole word), or slightly modified versions of these. Thus the true Chinese word for horse, with only a few changes, becomes an easily recognized but still very Chinese looking picture of a horse; the Chi­ nese word for tree, in the same way, becomes a very beautiful picture of a forest. The true Chinese characters are always painted with a brush in a very vivid Chinese red; all the other illustrations, also painted with a brush, are in black . The boldness of t h ese shapes and colors make this a strikingly beautiful book. Some child­ ren may be inspired by it to want to make Chinese or pseudo-Chinese charac­ ters of their own. One of the fascinating and beau­ tiful things we learn from this book is the way Chinese combines words for things to make words for other things, or even abstract ideas. Thus the Chinese word for "shed" is the word for " cart" with a little roof drawn over it . To the word for "tree" Chinese adds three shapes represent ­ ing the open mouths of birds, to get the word for "birdsong . " The Chinese word for "thrift" is a picture of a storehouse, with two sheaves of grain hanging under the roof. And the Chi­ nese word for "thief " is the picture for "man," with a sheaf of grain on each side, as if under each arm . This is a very powerful reminder that a thief not only steals another's work but his food, in short, that he does him a serious injury . It may well be true that the Chi ­ nese a r e constantly reminded by their written language what it is they are really talking about; the shapes of the symbols remind them of the real­ ness of the thing. To be sure, such pictographic languages have serious disadvantages . It takes a very long time for the Chinese to learn enough symbols to use their written language well - time that a simpler system (which the Chinese are right now try ­ ing to develop) mig h t have freed to

use in other ways . But the concrete nature of this written language may to some extent protect them from the over-abstraction of thought which is one of the great curses and dangers of our Western life . In any case, this is a fascina­ ting book to look at and read, as well as an interesting glimpse into a very different way of thinking and writing. A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA, by Rich­ ard Hughes ($2 . 25 + post). This book, set in the 19th century, about a group of children who, while on their way to England from their island home in the Caribbean, are captured by pirates, is not only an exciting adventure story but also one of the first, and one of the greatest, fic­ tional psychological portraits of children, above all of its ten-year­ old heroine Emily. Few books I have read have captured or intuited so vividly and convincingly what it might feel like to be a child, above all in these special circumstances . Hughes' understanding of children seems to me amazingly accurate, with perhaps one exception, the question of their ability to become attached to people, places, things - he says they don't, I say they often do . The book, like another favorite of mine, JEREMY, which I will add to our list if it ever comes back into print, was not written for children but for adults - it is an adult novel, about children . But the story is so exciting, the children so real, and the descriptions of life in the tropics and at sea so lifelike, that I think any children of ten or over, and perhaps even some younger; would love the book, which I myself have read many times, always with the greatest pleasure . - JH

RUBBER STAMP KIT AVAILABLE HERE STA-TITE PRINTING KIT ($11, no extra postage charge). What we have here is in effect the world's small ­ est and least expensive printing press. It was designed to be used, not by children, but by adults in offices. But I think it may be some­ thing that many children will much enjoy using, and that may make easier and more exciting their first explora­ tion of the world of reading and writing. As Glenda Bissex, in her wonder­ ful book GNYS AT WRK (GWS #24, 25) has pointed out (along with many others), many and perhaps even most children, if they had a chance, would rather approach the world of reading through the world of writing rather than the other way round . What makes this very natural approach hard and unpleasant for most children is the sheer physical difficulty of making letters at all, let alone letters they would feel proud to look at and to show others. I have felt for some time that if children had an easy way to make letters, they might, like Paul Bis­ sex, be much more interested in wri­ ting as a way of expressing their thoughts . Hence my long-standing interest in typewriters for c h ildren - I still feel strongly that anyone who can afford the needed $100 or so would be very wise to buy some kind of electric typewriter for their children. (Manual typewriters are too hard for small fingers.) And I also agree strongly with what Seymour Papert said in MINDSTORMS (GWS #24) and Mario Pagnoni has said in a more

recent letter to us, that many or most children would find word proces­ sors a great incentive to writing. At the same time I have been looking for something much cheaper and simpler, a set of letter stamps that even young children could use . Until recently, those I had seen seemed much too expensive for most parents, on the order of $1 per let­ ter. Then one day, looking through one of the many office supply cata­ logs that come in our mail, I saw an ad for these rubber stamps, which looked as though they might be just what we were looking for. This is a kit, designed to en­ able offices to make their own custom designed rubber stamps . In the kit are a number of rubber letters and numerals, plus the basic stamp into which you can insert whatever letters and numbers you need to make your own personal message . This particular set has four or five each of the letters, both capitals (about .iz;" high) and lower case, and two or three of each of the numerals, which should be enough to write most of the messages that could fit on the stamp - 4-5 lines of print with about 20 charac­ ters per line. I should think child­ ren might have quite a bit of fun with this . I can imagine using the stamp to send some short message to a child, who would then use it to send a message in return. Or children might use it to send the same message or letter to a number of people - per­ haps a Christmas card or other greet­ ing . Readers will no doubt invent their own ways of using these pads ­ please let us know what you and your children do with them. A word of advice and one of cau­ tion. The kit supplies tweezers for inserting and removing letters, but I find them a little awkward to use and think most children would find them impossible. Fingers can do the job better . As for caution, the stamp pad provided is a regular office stamp pad using non - washable ink, so take needed precautions . I have not yet found a stamp pad with washable ink; if you know of any, please let us know . It is possible to buy un- inked pads. We tried using water colors with one of these, but the letters were much too faint to be interest­ ing . Perhaps washable colors for felt-tipped pens would work better. So far we have not had time to try such an experiment . If any of you try it, or find some other good colors to use in un-inked pads, please let us know . For the time being, I would probably not trust a two-year-old with these pads, but think that four-year - olds could be trusted to use them properly - on paper only. With these minimal controls, I think many of you and your children may find this a very interesting and helpful tool. - JH

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To keep the Directory current, we have Moriah 21 Box 1339, Snowflake 85934 --- Mike & added one year to the ages of all chi ldren listed . This may mean some children's ages are Marti MIKL (Darris 141 1483 Black Canyon Stage, Phoeni x 85029 - - - Sherri PITMAN, PARnot correct right now, but they wi 11 be cor­ ENTS ASSOC . OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, 6166 W Highrect some time in 1984 . land, Phoenix 85033 --- Jack & Liz PROHASKA (Aaron 8, Neill 41 6250 W Sunset Rd, Tucson AL - Claude & Dian ARNOLD (Tom 16, Wil­ B5743 --- QUEST ACADEMY, SIS S 4Bth St, Suite lis 15-;-Seth 12, Mignon 10, Carolyn 6, Alodia 106, Tempe 85282 --- Bea & Gary RECTOR (Aure3) Rt I Box 297, Fairhope 36532 --- Anne & lia 6, Elliot 4) 2539 W Kiowa Av, Mesa B5202 Char I es JERN I GAN (7 ch i I dren) Rt 2 Box 84, --- Linda & Allan RIEKEN (Forest 6) 2539 E Andalusia 36420 Portland St, Phoenix 8500B --- RISING STAR AK - Alvin & Kathy AMASON (Lena 8) Box 562, Koaiak 99615 --- Robert & Giselle BERGER­ ENRICHMENT SCHOOL, PO Box 2245, Sedona B6336 --Mary & Len ROTHFELD (Becky!711 5040 N Via ON (Matthew B, Mark 6) 6941 E 7th Av, Anchor­ Condesa, Tucson 8571B --- Dennis & Janet age 99504 --- Jeff & Randi CURREY (Genevieve SARKETT (Donovan IS, Jeremiah 7, Nathaniel 4) 6 Hannah 3) 3411 Glenn Don Cr #2, Anchorage 62B S 2nd St, Williams 86046 --- Robin & Juani99504 --- Claudia HANSEN (Joshua 6, Justin 6, ta SIZEMORE (Scott 13, Kristin 10) 12405 E Sarah 5, Jessica 4, Jonathan 2) PO Box 2894, Arbor Vista BI, Tucson 85715 --- C.A. 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Kurt YOVANOFF (Brenna 4, Madalyn 2) Rt A Box 80, Teresa/82) Box 222, Orange 92666 --- Her­ 112-0, Yell vi lIe 726B7 bert HAMMER, 7001 Alvern St, Apt A, Los Ange­ South CA (Zips to 940001 - Ray & Ellie les 90045 --- Sylvia HARE, ABILITIES RESEARCH ANDRE~llow Or, San Diego 92114 --ASSOCIATES, PO Box 7, Joshua Tree 92252 --Dave & Ruth ARTHURS (Ann 41 2320 Chestnut Av, Harry & Helena HAROUTUNIAN (Michael 18, Naomi Lon9 Bch 90B06 --- Ginny ATHERTON (David 14) 13, Ian 111 320 W Garfield Av, Glendale 91204 4420 Boston Av, La Crescenta 91214 --- Bruce & --- Dave & Marie HARTWELL (Stephen 41 5465 Nor­ Karen BAKER (Aron 7, Ben 5) PO Box 626, Forest wich St, San Diego 92117 --- Gabrielle HAR­ Falls 92339 --- Arnold & Carolan BLACK (Jerry WOOD, 32001 Coast Hwy, S Laguna 92677 --22, Jeannette 20, JaLeen 11) 2051 Friendly Or, Andrew & Lyndon HAZI (Rosanne/77, Melody/811 Vista 92083 --- Pat & Jeanne BLACKWELL, PO Box PO Box 15BO, Santa Maria 93454 --- Pedro & Eva 442, Cedar Glen 92321 --- John BOSTON & Stella HERNANDEZ (Jacob!77, Erin!7B, Mary/80) 7311 De O'CARROLL (Sean B. IS) SCHOOL OF HOME LEARNCelis PI, Van Nuys 91406 --- Dema & Keith HINlNG, PO Box 92, Escondido 92025 --- Sylvia SON (Darcy 11, Eryn 8, Ashley 8) 2301 W Lori BRIDGE, 520 W 11th Av, Escondido 92025 --Ln, Santa Ana 92706 --- Karen HOLGUIN, PO Box Lynda BROCKOB (Adam 5) 1442 Essex St, San 1389, Idyllwild 92349 --- HOMENET, 25161 Jes­ Diego 92103 --- Cathy & Duane CAMP (Jesse 9, mond Dene Rd, Escondido 92026 --- Bob & Martha Katie 61 9174 Rosedale Or, Spring Valley 92077 HOMUTH (Brandon 9, Casey 6) HOME SCHOOL, 3553 --- CHALLENGE SCHOOL, 1501 E Chapman Av 1163, Rosewood Av, Los Angeles 90066 --- Jeanette & Fullerton 92631 --- The CHOUINA~DS, Phone M.D . HORGAN (John 19, Jim 15, Julie 14, Jill 805-643-2624 (Nov-May) Ventura --- CHRISTIAN 12) 631 Bi 11 ow Or, San Diego 92114 --- Steve & HOME EDUCATORS ASSOC, PO Box 2192, Westminster Sandy HOUSLEY (Shawn 13, Chris 121 21556 Av 92683 - - - Conni e & Rus s COLTEN (Chri stopher 200, Li ndsay 93247 - - - Karen 01 i n JOHNSTON 12, Shawn 9, Devin 5, Donika II 10247 Carreta (Fawn 10, Melanie 4, Joshua II 11019 White­ Or, Santee 92071 --- Victoria & Wil CORBETT gate, Sunland 91040 --- Nancy JOSEFOSKY (Ken (Capri 5) 219 Palo Verde Av, Palm Springs 20, Oan 19, John 17, Chris 14, Fred 10) 3581 92262 --- Penelope CRITCHLOW-GOLDMAN, PO Box Mt Aclare Av, San Diego 92111 --- Mha Atna 87B, Northfork 93643 --- Vicki CURRAN, 4449 Kaur KHALSA (Sat Sarbat 10, Siri Atma 6, GuruColfax Av, N Hollywood 91602 --- Katherine kiWllal II 1536 South Crest Dr, Los Angeles DAVIS, Box DH, Lomita 90717 --- Lesley & Rubin 90035 --- Suzie & Walt KIRKWOOD (Nathan 12 , DAY (Mary 5) 2895 College Blvd, Oceanside Shawna 8) 8995 Johnson Dr, La Mesa 92041 --­ 92054 --- Toni DE LA GARZA, 21265 Pine Ridge, Jodi KLEMM (Aaron 13, Kevin 11, Brent 7) 2114 Apple Valley 923B7 --- Phil & Cindi DENNIS N Hathaway, Santa Ana 92701 --- Carol & navid (Phillip 10, Merrick 6) 1655 Campbell Av, Thou- KRAJCAR, 1881 Arroyo Or, Riverside 92506 --­ sand Oaks 91360 --- Larry & Daphne DENNY (Rach- Ken & Roberta KUSLER (Randy!74, Renee!75) PO ael 13, Silas 11, Aurora 5, Mellta 3) Star Rt Box 116, Nipomo 93444 --- DeWitt & Linda LEISSBox 2680, Bradley 93426 --- John DENTINGER, ELL, 5423 Annie Laurie Ln, Bonita 92002 --1527 3/4 N Bronson Av, Hollywood 90023 --The LESTERS (Nathen 13, Ely 11, Damian 6, Gabe Rita DOMINGUEZ, 6389 Cooper, Fontana 92335 --- 4) Phone 619-366-9684, Joshua Tree --- Cathy & The DRESSERS, SANTA BARBARA SCHOOL OF THOUGHT, John LEVESQUE (Sheryl 17, Sharon 12) CALIFOR­ 454 Toro Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara 93108 --NIA NETWORK NEWS, KEYS TO LEARNING, 2650 W TroCathy EARLE (Mindy 2) 1602 Naco PI, Hacienda. jan PI, Anaheim 92B04 --- Jon & Connie L1NDHts 91745 --- Valorie ELLIOTT (Suzanne 13, Alm- VALL (Bethany!79, Tlmothy/83) 531 N Balmayne ee 101 31 Syc amore Dr, Mentone 92359 -- - Mark Way, Portervi 11 e 93257 - - - John & Sharon LINDY & Barbara ENGLE (Eric 6, Jason 5) 1464 Modoc, IZachary 5) 14501 Tupper St #52, Panorama City Salinas 93906 --- Linda ESTRADA (Marin 611167 91402 --- Anne & Stan LONG (Devin!74, Kyla!78) S Peach #103, Fresno 93727 --- Ed & Linda 2427 Oakmont Av, Santa Ana 92706 --- Robert & ESTRIN (Michael IS, Jessica 7, Sam 41 2910 Chris LYNDS (Taryn 6, Shaw 3) W 12th St, Paso Hutchison St, Vista 92083 --- Constance Robles 93446 FERRER, 6590 Camino Carreta, Carpinteria 93013 Frank & Regina MALLAT (Anna 9, Josefina --- Suzanne GETCHEL (Amy III 23 Willow Grove,S) 9504 Mecca Rd, Morongo Valley 92256 --- Tom Irvine 92714 --- Glenn GILBERT, 2188 Vista & Miriam MANGIONE (Girls 13,4,3) 1902 Padre Entrada, Newport Bch 92660 --- Pa~ & Craig Or, W Covina 91790 --- Marie MANNATT (Soren 5, GINGOLD (Jeremiah B, Serena 5) 13610 Vanowen James 31 34B3 Woodstock Rd, Santa Ynez 93460 St, Van Nuys 91405 --- Shel & Rebecca GOODMAN --- The McCULLOCHS, 931B EI Cajon St, Ventura (Leslie 6, Caroline 4, Stephen 2) 14212 Enadia 93004 --- Mark & Loretta MIKOLYSKY (Matt 11 , Way, Van Nuys 91405 --- Gayle GUZ!~AN (Lily!76) Mary 9, Scott 6, Katie 3) 4377 Bakman Av, N 255 Claiborne PI, Long Bch 90807 --- Rosie Hollywood 91602 --- Bonnie MINKIN, Box 653, HACKETT (Shawn 13, Terry II) Box 1446, CrestDesert Hot Springs 92240 --- Debbie MITTEN line 92325 --- David & Marilyn HALL (Michael I (Jonathan 7, Jed 5) 1735 W Drescher St, San

South CA - North CA Diego 92111 --- Al & Ann MURDY (Chad 14, Corrina 12, Ian 7, Asia 4) 62819 Sunny Sands, Joshua Tree 92252 --- Eric & Rami NELSON (Misha 12, Navayan 5) 335 S Grand St, Orange 92666 --- Tel ia NUNN (Zalane 13, Chuan 11, Promise 91 1225 S Boyle Av, Escondido 92027 --OAK MEADOW SCHOOL, PO Box G, Ojai 93023 --David & Nancy ODOM (Christopher 9, Russell 6) 6500 Alfred Harrel Hwy, Bakersfield 93308 --Geoff & Cynthia O'KEEFFE (Ian 41 1629 Garden 12, Santa Barbara 93101 --- OUR LADY OF VICTORY SCHOOL, PO Box 5181, Mission Hills 91345 --- Steve & Sally PAIGE, 8888 Toro Creek Rd, Atascadero 93422 --- Cecily & Leland PARSONS (Ashley 11, Ben 7, Sarah 5) 12721 Cl air Or, Poway 92064 --- Tim & Portia PEARSON (Kyla 12, Keri 10, Rachel 9) PO Box 907, Morongo Valley 92256 --- Pat PIETSCH (Renee 3) 4353 Albury Av, Lakewood 90713 --- Michael & Marihelen PITTS-CAMPBELL (Jonathan 61 1211 E Hoffer St, Banning 92220 --- Kathleen & Tom PLISKA (Paul 51 507 St Louis Av, Long Bch 90814 --- The REYNOLDS (Carmen 7, Danielle Jo 3) PO Box 475, Crestline 92325 --- Susan & Greg RHODES (Erin 9, Michele III 1631l Helix St, Spring Valley 92077 --- Meridith & Jim RIEMAN (Elizabeth 9, Ann 7, John 51301 Cedar St, Newport Bch 92663 --- Jan RISLEY (Trish 11, Tammy 9, Ryan 7, Alex 4) 2810 Dogwood Av, Morrow Bay 93442 --Mi chae I & Char lot te ROBERTS-ETHR lOGE (Mi chae I Jr 15, Tequina 8) 693 Signal Dr, Pomona 91767 --- Anita ROWSON (dtr Stacey Bedard) SIS Del Norte Rd, Ojai 93023 --- SAN DIEGO HOMESCHOOLERS, 3581 Mt Acalre Av, San Diego 92111 --SAN FERNANDO VALLEY HOMESCHOOLERS , 13610 Vanowen St, Van Nuys 91405 --- Stephanie & Dennis SCHECK IDiana 12, Stephen 10) 18166 Bunny Or, Jamul 92035 --- Steve & Mary Clare SCHLESINGER (Rebeeca 10) 25161 Jesmond Dene Dr, Escondido 92026 --- Fred & Pat SEBALD (Eric 161 SIERRA SCHOOL, June Lake 93529 --- Toni SHY, 5100 Woodman Av #23, Sherman Oaks 91423 --- Sandra & Joe SMITH (Carlos 81 Phone 714-789-3898, Ramona --- Aletha SOLTER (Nicky!77, Sara/811 104 St Ives PI, Goleta 93117 --- Janet & Miles STANDISH {Timi 71 3232 Saute I Ie Blv "3, Los Angeles 90046 --- Tom & Mary STRACK (Jennifer 23, Rebecca 20, Andrea 17, Christina IS, Benjami n III 17802 Theodora Or, Tus tin 92680 - - Susan STRICKER, 8400 GuIana #6, Playa Del Rey 90291 --- Ted & Linda SUTTON (Alex 3) PO Box 2361, Atascadero 93423 --- SYCAMORE TREE, 1548-0 Adams Av, Costa Mesa 92626 --- Steve & Marilyn SWIFT (Taggart 5) 20959 Henvningway St, Canoga Park 91304 --- Tom & Dianne THOMPSON (Jason 169, Erin173, Jeffrey178, Alex/811 2520 S Hall, Visal ia 93277 --- Philip & Evella TROUTT, L.A. COUNTY CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS, 11536 College Dr, Norwalk 90650 --- Pam & Bill VANDERVEER (Renee 12, April 10) 13715 GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING 136

Eldridge, Sylmar 91342 -- VENTURE SCHOOL, PO Box 169, Culver City 90230 --- Don & Cathy VULICH (Kendra 10, Austin 8, Dana 51 15051 Ararat, Sylmar 91342 --- Walter & Linda WALSH (Russell 71 12099 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa 92399 --- Charles & Eva WEBB, PO Box 542, Ojai 93023 --- Ken & Catryna WHITE (Nicole 6, Erica 4, Joe 31 426 Andrew Av, Leucadia 92024 --- Lawrence & Bonnie WILLIAMS (Robin 20, Ji 11 19, Naomi 18, Jay 13, Christopher 8) PO Box G, Ojai 93023 --- Jack & Nancy WILSON (Jennifer 6) 919 E High Av, Redlands 92372 --- Suzanne WOLFRAM & David LARUE (Justin 5) 5505 Lennox Av IB, Bakersfield 93309 --- Jake & Hanni WOOLSEY (Nancy 10) BUCKINGHAM SCHOOL, 19340 Rd 248, Strathmore 93267 --- Martha & Bob WYNNE (David 12) 2408 Capetown Av, Alhambra 91803 --- Gary & Sharon ZACHARIAS (Jared 7, Jordan

1) 1968 N Nutmeg. Escondido 92026 --- Wendy ZACUTO (Jennifer 6, Kristofer 4) 7111 Shoshone Av, Van Nuys 91406 North CA (Zips 94000 & upl - Bob & Connie AL~E (Orion 8) 7697 Isabel Av, Cotati 94928 --- Michael & Lynn AMARA {Turiya 51 SIS E 19th St, Oakland 94606 --- AMERICAN HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, PO Box 370, Elk Grove 95624 --- Tamie ANDERSON, 14131 Wycliff Way, Magalia 95954 --- Thomas ARMSTRONG, LATEBLOOMERS EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES, PO Box 2647, Berke I ey 94702 - - - Rebecca AUL T (Mason 9, Meghan 6) 201 Champlain St, Cloverdale 95425 --- Jacqueline BAIRD (James Jr 12) PO Box 420816, Sacramento 95842 --- Laureen BARCLAY, 14338 Carnegie Rd, Magalia 95954 --Jim & Bridget BARKER (Jinny 8, Brenden 41

Peggy & Ross CARKEET (Brent 5, Tri stan/83) PO Box 634, Twain Harte 95383 --- Kathy CARR (Amy 9, Adam 6) 12100 Scenic Dr, Nevada City 95959 - - - Lynne CARTER (Anthony 6, Jenny 4) PO Box 1765, Nevada City 95959 --- Shirley CHAPMAN (Howard 18) 900 Southampton Rd 1140, Benicia 94510 - - - Lee & Mar I ene CHAPPLE (Darren 13, Teddy 101 530 Eureka Av, Lodi 95240 --- Jaque­ lin CHASE (Dylan 131 Box 525, Inverness 94937 --- Terri & Jim CHRISTL (Tonya 4) 144 Molitas Rd, Danville 94526 --- Ms. Sydney CLEMENS IAlex 16, Jenny 14) 73 Arbor St, San Francisco 94131 --- Gilbert & Mary CDONLEY (Jimmy 14, Kathy II) 1523 - 32nd Av, San Francisco 94122 --- Steve & Susan DEESE (Sunbow 12, Willow g, Colt 7, Una 2) PO Box 936, Mt Shasta 96067 --­ Beth & Ron DeROOS (Christopher 16) ASSOCIATION FOR PRIVATE EDUCATION, 8467 Deervale Rd, Dub­ lin 94568 --- Mary Jane DiPIERO, 4151 Abel Av, Palo Alto 94306 --- Marilyn DITMANSON (12,101

3188 Northview Dr, Sacramento 95833 --- Roger & Diane DONDERO (Amedeo 10, Adrianna 8, Gina 5) PO Box 12, Horse Creek 96045 --- Janice EFAW - VOIGT (Kaiya 4) 1271 Grove Cir, Benicia 94510 --- Larry & Val ELLIOTT (Joseph II, Reu­

ben 9. Thomas 3) 829 Scaup Ln, Sui sun City 94585 --- Al & Mary Jane FACCHINO (Janelle 31

6390 Via Amigos, San Jose 95120 --- Fir Free, Kerista Village, 935 Stanyan St., San Francis­ co 94117 --- Pe9 FITZMAURICE (Melinda IS) 5

Ward St, Larkspur 94939 --- Jeanne & David

FLATTERY (Davida 7) 1508 Hopkins, Berkeley --­ Mark & Frances FUTTERMAN (Barry 8) 2341 Cali­ fornia, Berkeley 94703 --- Carol & Terry GWIN (Ely 7, Vrinda 5) Rt 2 Box 523, Brentwood 11946 Bidawee Wy, Felton 95018 --- Antonio, 94513 --- ~eco & Marla HALL (Raivan 8, Shugy Deborah & Crystal BARRAGAN, 474 W MacArthur 7, Matani 5) Box 83, Trinity Ctr 96091 --- Eli­ Blvd, Oakland 94609 --- Tim & Karen BATES zabeth & Michael HAMILL (Harrison 4, Finnegan (Joseph 6) 3322 Chiles Valley Rd, St Helena 2) 2214 Grant St, Berkeley 94703 --- Miriam 94574 --- Margo BAUER, Rt I Box 325, Esparto HAYNES, 3764 La Donna Av, Palo Alto 94306 --­ 95627 --- Frank & Jeannette BAUMGARDNER (Joel Mary & Jerry HENSHAW (Sarah 3, Mark 61 20310 15, Will 12) 2571 Blucher Valley Rd, SebastoSeagull Way, Saratoga 95070 --- HOME CENTERED pol 95472 --- BAY AREA UNSCHOOLERS, Phone LEARNING, 34 Katrina Ln, San Anselmo 94960 --­ 408-266-1494 or 408-243-7870, San Jose --John & Wendy HUBENTHAL (Max 4) Box 1706, Wea­ Christina BELL-GUMAER (Chaya 91 950 Bancroft vervi lIe 96093 --- Jackie JOHNSON (Toby 6) 60 Way, Berkeley 94710 --- Steven BELLING, 316 First Av, Atwater 95301 --- Mike & Kathy JOHNS­ King St, Santa Cruz 95060 --- Larry & Lucy TON (Scott 13, Daniel 101 1358 Oakland Rd #96, BIGGS (Adah 8, Jubal 6, Shannon 2181 Newport San Jose 95112 --- Donna JORDAN & Patrick POUL­ Way, Sui sun 94585 - - - Dan & Payce BLOMQU I ST SON (Eva gl 916-265-3855, Nevada City --- Dean (Kimberly 13, Scott 11, MiChelle 7, Steven 31 & Darla KARAGIANES (Deena 9, Daniel 7, Adam 5) 1390 Vernal Or, San Jose 9513D --- Jill & Greg 2720 Marshall Way, Sacramento 9581B --- David BOONE (Cristie 6, Paul 4) 762 Gailen Ct, Palo & Debbie KHALJANI (Mariam 3) 3960 11th Av, Sac­ Alto 94303 --- Kelley BRANDEAU (Jacque 5) 1005 ramento 95B20 --- Ray & Victoria KIBLER (Jona­ Lakedale Way, Sunnyvale 94086 --- Gale BRAXthan177, Joanna/B3) PO Box 257, Redway 95560 TON, PO Box 202, Lewiston 96052 --- John & Mar- --- Diane KILLOU (16,9) 520 Alvarado Av 1204, lene BUMGARNER (Oona Ana 11 , John 8) PO Box Davis 95616 --- Jack & Paula KING (Lindy 4) 1326, Morgan Hill 95037 --- CALIF . HOME EDUCA- 26100 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills 94022 --TlDN CLEARINGHOUSE, 8241 E Hidden Lakes Or, James & Nikki KING (Lehnia 13, Briana 41 PO Roseville 95678 --- Judy CALOSSO (Richard 17, Box 30, Burnt Ranch 95527 --- Sydney & David Michael 16) PO Box 737, Homewood 95718 --KISSINGER (dtr Kirsten) PO Box 370 , Happy Camp

96039 --- Sue & Alex KOSLOFF (Heather 7, Dylan 4) Rt I Box 350, Orovi lIe 95965 --- Judith KOVACS & Ed SOWO (Aaron 14, Hannah III 17099 China Flats Rd, Nevada City 95959 --- Jonathan KRAMER, 2382 S Fitch Mtn Rd, Healdsburg 95448 --- Cheri Iyn & Larry LARSEN (Leah 2) & Chris LANING, 526 Oeste Or, Davis 95616 --- Robert & Cappy LARSON (Greta 11, ElI111a 9, Mary 6) 1009 De Haro St, San Francisco 94107 --- Judith & Joe LA VIGNA (Danielle 4) 2357 Funston Av, San Francisco 94116 --- George LEVENSON & Vicki LUNDGREN (Jacob 11, Rhys 9) 123 Woods St, San­ ta Cruz 95062 --- Kurt & Laurie LlNGEMANN

(Star 15. Deva 7, Jesse 3) Box 419, Junction City 96048 --- Carolyn LUCKIE (Lisa 8, Merrow 4) NEW LEARNING IDEAS, 414 91st St 14, Daly City 94DI5 Merry-Lynn MALBROUGH (son Zay 9) 5121 Tehama Av, Richmond 94804 --- Dan & Claudia MAPES (Zohara 5) 1442-A Walnut St 1227, Berke­ ley 94709 --- MARIN COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER, Camino Alto & Sycamore, Mill Valley 94941 --­ Teee & Bill MARKEL (Ben 7, Adrienne 4) 2741 Adriatic Way, Sacramento 95826 --- Richard & Janet MARSCHALL, 1000 Bodega Av, Peta l uma 94952 - -- Denn is & Janet McAULEY (E Ii zabeth 81 265 Pop lar Av, Mi 11 brae 94030 - - - Sherry & Maurice McCARTHY (Kyra 81 714 Moon Ct, Lafay­ ette 94549 --- Lynn McCULLOCH & Bi 11 CLOW (Tule 7, Cedar 7) Star Rt, Ferndale 95536 --­ Kevin McGOVERN & Patty HOLMES (Shanti 8, Jus ­

tin 5, Kevin 3) 3293 Folsom St, San Francisco 94110 --- Jan MEYER, 1375 De So l o Or, Pacifica 94044 --- Jack & Lana MITCHELL (Sari Ann 8, Jonathan 71 INTEGRITY SCHOOL, 8418 Jasper Ct, Stockton 95210 --- Marilyn & Dean MOOREHOUSE (Sun 10, Enoch 9, Faith 71 PO Box 1910, Burney 96013 --- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TUTORIAL SER­ VICES, PO Box 160, Forestville 95436 --- Adri­

enne NEWMAN (Damodara 13, Govinda 8, Nimai 6, Syama 4, Jayananda 3) 204 Eugene, Mt Shasta City 96067 --- Mike & Moira NOBLES, PO Box 305, Esparto 95627 --- Lori Ann & John O'HARE (Eamonn 71 Box 425, Graton 95444 --- Chandrika OTTENS (Brittany 6, Jaya 21 2360 Pacific Av #303, San Francisco 94115 --- Norman & Pamela PACULA (Marc IS, Eric 14, Brian 5) 34 Katrina Ln, San Anselmo 94960 --- Su RANNELLS & Mel HENDERSON (Kate 8) PO Box 1086, Colfax 95713 --- Dyanna REIMCHE (Apri I 7) PO Box 990, Beth­ el Is 94511 --- Rita RIPPETOE (Robin 7, Gaelan 5, Rose 3) 7821 Sayonara Or 10, Citrus Hts 95610 --- Frances RODRIGUEZ (Jenny 9) 121 ladera Dr, Santa Cruz 95060 --- Rudy & Bonnie RODRIGUEZ (Holly 11, Nicole 9, Shannon 6, Lor­ en 2) 3060 Cazadero Hwy, Cazadero 95421 --­ Cyd ROPP, 200 Ford Rd 1251, San Jose 95138 --­ Mary ROSCOE & Romolo RAFFO (Sara 6, Nicolo 31 538 Barron Av, Palo Alto 94306 --- Richard ROTH, 703 Salem St , Chico 95926 --- Allan &


North CA - FL Margie ROUGE (Heather 4, Brook 3, Hollie II 855 E Tabor Av, Fairfield 94533 --- Larry & Helen RUSSICK (Patrick 4) 1039 Inverness Dr, San Carlos 94070 --- Carrie SACHS (Tobe Sachs­ O'Neal 7) 2033 Haste #316, Berkeley 94704 --David & Ginny SCHWINGEL (Laurel177, Katie / 80, Roger / 83) 415-792-2193, Newark --- SEQUOIA COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 3031 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento 95818 --- Nan SHAW (Michaela 9, Rocklin 6, Cynthia 3) 2379 Swamp Angel Ct, Cool 95614 --Mickey & Karen SHULTZ (Siddhartha 14, Shanti 12, Clare 10, Emrys 7, Rohanna 4) PO Box 754, Felton 95018 --- Diane SKYE (girls: Lunaura

12, Sunaura 11, Prairie 4; boy Aurian 6) 519 Park Way, Santa Cruz 95062 --- Kathy & Jack SMEE (Ryan 2) 526 Ashbury #4, San Francisco 94117 --- Steve & Margo SMITH (Sara 8, Kadie 5) 2755 Sherwood Way, Meadow Vista 95722 --SOUTH EAST BAY HOME EDUCATORS, 15398 Beatty St, San Leandro 94579 --- The SULLIVANS (Mich­ ael 7, Meredith 5) PO Box 1059, Aptos 95003 --- Kathy SUMMERFELT (Amy 9, Adam 6) Box 72IA, Allegheny Star Rt, Nevada City 95959 --- Tom & Stella TAYLOR (Ian 10, Sonya 7) Rt I Box 42F, Winters 95694 --- Shirley & Jay TELLINGTON (Andrew 5) 1429 Keeney Way, Sacramento 95825 --- Dona TEMPLEMAN & Jeremy PILKINGTON (Thane 8, Carin 4) PO Box 102, Twain 95984 --- Pat & Joe TENNANT (Ginger 17, Doug 16) 9742 Mormon Creek Rd, Sonora 95370 --- Karen & David THYSEN (Lisa 12, Erik 6) 160 Vista Verde Way, Portola Valley 94025 --- Mark TOMES, 796 E 5th St #2, Chico 95926 --- J.E. VACCARO, 4601 Hawkeye, Turlock 95380 --- Theodore E. WADE, GAZELLE PUBLICATIONS, 5580 Stanley Dr, Auburn 95603 --- Mary & Clark WALDRIP (5,6,8) 1964 Keller Av, San Lorenzo 94580 --- Randall & Jeri lyn WALTERS (Harmony 9, Sadie 5, Seth 3) PO Box 56, Douglas City 96024 - - - James & Connie WARTHAN (Tanya 13, Tinna 10) STARGATE ACADEMY, 1395 Dentwood Dr, San Jose 95118 --- David & Vivian WERNER (Teresa 10) 6827 8th Av, Rio Linda 95673 --- Jeff & Julia WHITT (Jeremy 7) 103 Crescent #5, San Francisco 94110 --- Jane & Brian WILLIAMS (Katie 4) 8241 E Hidden Lakes Dr, Roseville 95678 --- Carl & Andrea WILSON (Laura 6) BI3 Clara Dr, Palo Alto 94303 --Tom & Deborah WILSON (Lisa 5, Matthew 4, Roseanne 2) 2201 Mulberry Ter, San Rafael 94903 --- Phil & Jan ZUMBRO, 1006 Waterbrook Ct, Santa Rosa 95401 CD - Ron & Paula ALFONSO (Sarah 6, Han­ nah 3)1217 Claremont, Pueblo 81004 --- Mich­ ael & Peggy AHERN, 2332 E Alcove Dr, Grand Junction 81503 --- Ann & K.L. BERRY (Jason 14, Jessica 9, Colin 6) 6690 E Colorado Dr, Denver 80224 --- Frank BONASSO (Jessica III Box 526, Saguache B1l49 --- Barbara & Peter DADDURIAN (Thomas/79) 8802 E Briarwood Blvd, Englewood B01l2 --- Bonnie DOVER (Bonnie Jean 9, Amber

6, Melody 3) 2428 Atlanta, Pueblo 81003 --Nancy & Fred DUMKE (Claire 4, Nora II COLORADO HDME SCHOOLING NETWORK, 1902 S Oneida, Denver 80222 --- Addie EAVENSON (Shereau 12, Webb 6) Rt I Box 78E, Paonia 81428 --- Bill & Lori ERNST (Devoneigh 5) 2222 E 8th St #65, Pueblo 81001 --- Nancy FRANKLIN (Luke 5) Rt 2, Hotch­ kiss 81419 --- Judy GELNER (Kendall 14) 7490 W Apache, Sedalia 80135 --- Charles & Marilee GILLMAN ( Lucas 7) Rt 2, Hotchkiss 81419 --Terry & Colleen GROSS (Jessica 7) 1003 W 12th, Pueblo 81003 --- Bill & Brenda HIGH (Sonjal79, Jacob / 8ll 1310 S Harlan St, Lakewood 80226 --Jeff & Barbara KEElER (Jason 7, Jeffrey 5, Kyle 3) 432 N Walnut, Colorado Spgs 80905 --Ben & Heidi KIMBELL (Sari 8, Benjamin 6, Dana 4) 3501 Lancaster, Ft Collins 80525 --- Cor­ inne KJORSTAD & Jack HOLDER (Joseph 5) 1349 2900 Rd, Hotchkiss 81419 --- The LARSENS (Kris 9, Hi lary 6) 1627 Centaur Circle, Lafavette 80026 --- Thomas & Paula LAWLEY ( Sunshine 12 ) PO Box 778, Paonia 81428 --- Carol & Jim LOATS (Jeffrey 8) 98 Rd 4115, Granby 80446 --- Linda MERENESS & Stephen LANDIS ( Basi I, Star, Jonas) 1452 2900 Rd, Hotchkiss 81419 --- Ned, Luz, Cassidy, 818 Blake, Glenwood Springs 81601 --Pan & Tom O'BRIEN, PO Box 9138, Aspen 81611 --- Linda & Chuck PARRY (Faith 7, Grace 4) Rt 2, Hotchkiss 81419 --- PINEWOOD SCHOOL , Rt 2 Box 409, Pine 80470 --- Ed PINO, 189 Antelope Tr, Parker 80134 --- PLATTE RIVER FREE SCHOOL, 4344 Bryant St, Denver 80211 --- Patricia & Douglas ROBERTS (LuraI78) 21102 Pleasant Park Rd, Conifer 80433 --- Kathleen & Ken SA81AN, PO Box 227, Greeley 80632 --- Rick & Marianne SCHROEDER, 107 N Hollywood St, Ft Collins 80521 --- Fred & Susan SHUPP (Rebecca 5) PO Box 418, Boulder 80306 --- Mrs M. M. SIDDIQUI. 3720 Royal Dr, Ft Collins 80526 --- Bill & Lehana SMYTH (Roshanl77, Roman / 80, Hannah / 81) 2888 S Lincoln, Englewood 80110 --- Darlene & John STORY (Kahlil 7, Naomi 4) 2478 U 50 Rd, Cedaredge 81413 --- Kay & Lynn STRICKLAN (Raina 5, Connor 3) 16955 Goshawk Rd W, Colo­ rado Spgs B090B --- Mark, Michael & Jennifer VANIAN, 1016 Minter Av, Glenwood Spgs 81601 --- Dave & Helene VAN MANEN ( Sierra 5, Sequoia 2) PO Box 43, Beulah 81023 --- Gregory & Mike­ Iyn WARD (Megan 6, Kerry 4, Niall 2) 13400 Rd 32, Platteville B0651 --- Stephen & Betsie WElL (Heschel 8, Helder 6, Jordan 3, Simone 1) COLORADO SPRINGS HOME SCHOOLERS, 2609 South Blvd, Colo . Springs B09D4 --- Greg & Ginger WEITZEL (Skylar 6) 6013 Urban Ct, Arvada 80004 --- Sandy WHITNEY, BON SCHOOL, Box 3B, Bon 81024 --- Pat & Forest WIGNER (Aubrey 7, Anson 5) 1420 S Gaylord, Denver 80210 --- Bill & Denise WILCOX (Erika 11, Kristin 9) Box 517, Frederick 80530 --- Rebecca WOOD (Rose 10, Asa 6, EI izabeth 4) 2175 Norwood, Boulder 80302

--- Fred D. & Karen ZIEGLER (Grant 14, Angel 10) 195 13th St, Burlington 80S07 CT - Peter & Lorraine ACKERMAN. RFO 1 Box 30r, Kent 06757 --- Shona BELLEW (girl 14, boy s 10,4) 8 Ridge Tree Ln, Stamford 06903 --­ BETHANY HOMESTEAD CHRISTIAN RESOURCE CTR, RFD 1 Box 220, Thompson 06277 --- Anita BIBEAU, 339 Prospect St, E. Hartford 0610B --- Steve & Rebecca CORWIN (Brook 3) Box IB4 Norfolk 06058 --- Peter & Carolyn OAUPERN (Jennie la, Eric 6) 45 Clear Lake Manor Rd E, N Branford 06471 --- Jane DIXON (son 12) 233 Clark Av, Branford 06405 --- M/ M Michael DOODY (Michael 4, Melis­ sa 2) Forest Rd , Northford 06472 --- David & Gisela L1CHTGARN (Gabriel 10) 48 Valley View Dr, Farmington 06032 --- Annie & Art LIBERMAN (Sophie 13, Arielle 9, Sylvie 4) 47 Pierrepont Dr, Ridgefield 06877 --- Jeanine LUPINEK (Mary 8, Jeremy 6) 479 Cherry Hill Rd, Middlefield 06455 --- Bob & Judie MACLEAN (Cameron 6) 323 Southmain St, Deep River 06417 --- Mary & Gary MORGAN (Tricia 14, Lizza 11) 53B Lake Williams Rd, Lebanon 06249 --- Tom & Madalene MURPHY (Emily 12, Christian 8, Clare 5) 212 Twin Lakes Rd, N Branford 06471 --- David & Borgny PARKER, Bulls Bridge Rd, S Kent 06785 --­ Roberta & John PERK I NS, PO Box 337, Moodus 06469 --- Laura PRITCHARD ( Daniel 6) CONNECTI­ CUT HOME SCHDOLERS, 82 Woodland St, Meriden 06450 --- Karen RICCITELLI (Lorraine 11, Larry 8, Stephen 7, Kathy 6, Jeffrey 4) Lake Rd, N Branford 06471 --- Greg & Bruny SCALZI (Byron 9, Chri stopher 4) 128 ~yano Ln, Stamford 06902 --- Spencer & Eileen TROMBLY, 29 N Washington Av, Niantic 06537 --- Don & Joanne TURECEK (Douglas 8, Geoffrey 4) 16 Clear Lake Manor Rd, N Branford 06571 --- Ben, Mary & Zachary WATTERS, 371 Capital Av, Hartford 06106 DE - Lyn & Harry ANDERSON (Peter 6) 29 UplandL"t, Newark 19723 --- Barry & Carol GUERKE (Kelly 10, Kevin 9, Casey 5) 379 Fid­ dlers Green, Dover 19901 --- Alfred & Cally HANKINS (Luke 14, Morgan 9, Linsey 6) PO Box 347 (Belltown), Lewes 19958 --- Elizabeth HICK­ LING (Rebecca 9, Laura 8, Laban 6) 1317 Ober­ lin, Wilmington 19803 --- William E. MORRIS, 2124 Brandywine Or, Wi lmington 19B10 --- Ron­ ald & Elaine RAMBO (Stacey 6) 468 Pulaski Hwy, New Castle 19720 --- Loretta & Leo ROBB (Lisa Gulrich 16) 337 Old Paper Mill Rd, Newark 19711 --- Mrs. Patrick STONER, 1223 Arundel Dr, Wilmington 19808 --- Dawn Elise WILLOUGHBY & Drew KNOX, Jr (Brie 3) 705 W 27th St, Wil­ mi ngton 19802 DC - Robert ALEXANDER, Di r ., LI VI NG STAGE,oth & Maine Ave SW, Wash 20002 --- The DICKEYS, 3671 Camden St SE, Wash 20002 --­ NATIONAL HOME STUDY COUNCIL, 1601 18th St NW, Wash 20009 --- Ellen PEREZ (Nikki 11) 4707 Conn. Ave NW 1109, Wash 20008 --- Sheridan

PETTIE, 391B W St, Wash 20007 --- Bill RUFFIN, PO Box 1153, Washington 20013 --- Pamela TUCK­ ER (Darian B) 1729 Park Rd NW, Wash 20010 --­ Ginger WELCH (Rian 8, Corrie 6. Mara 3. Traven I) 1624 Rosedale St NE, Wash 20002 FL - Alison ACKERMAN, Cal usa Island PO Box Bokeelia 33922 --- Vi ADKINS & Jim BUSH (Carrie 8, Tim 5) 3349 Foxhill Dr, Clear­ water 33519 --- Betty ANDERSON (Tammy 12, Scott 10, Todd 7, Eric 5) Po Box 415, Alva 33920 - -- Mari a & Gustavo BAEZ (Ivan 4, Omar 2) 12730 W Golf Dr, Miami 33167 --- Victor & Ruth BALESTRA (Victor 12, Patricia 10. Maria Teresa 6. Rafael 2) 917 Paradiso Av, Coral Gables 33146 --- Mary BALTHROP & Van LEWIS (Amara 9, AIda 1) 2056 Laurel St, Tallahassee 32303 - - - Pau I & Jere BARKALOW (Zea 4) 3696 Tallulah Rd, Lantana 33462 --- Cathy BERGMAN, HOME EDUCATORS NEWSLETTER, PO Box 2487, Ft Lau­ derdal e 33303 - - - Bri an & Sandy BJORGEN (Karen Gleason 10) 3010 NE 18th Dr, Gainesville 32601 --- Lillian BLUMENFELD, 3400 Central Av, Fort Myers 33901 --- Pat CANARD (Jason 8, Mirisa 6) 4306 NW 21st, Gainesville 32601 --- Cathy & David COOK (Andrew 7, Elaina 4) 718 Poinciana St, Clewi stan 33440 --- Carey & Melody COOPER (Aaron 3) 4511 W Dazzo St, Tampa 33614 --Judy CORNELL, 1415 NE 54th St, Ft Lauderdale 33334 --- Melanie DARST, 1511 Hasosaw Nene, Tallahassee 32301 --- Carl & Diane CORNWELL (Andrea 18, Mona 12, Jon 10) 3112 Coachman Av, Tampa 33611 --- Bob & Bev DIMAIO (Martha 9, Peter 7, Jeffrey 5) 10856 Gable St, Boca Raton 33433 - - - GRASSROOTS FREE SCHOOL, 555 Ocala Rd, Tallahassee 32304 --- Linda HAMAN, PO Box 9131, Riviera Bch 33404 --- Fred & Jean HAM­ BURG (Ethan/81) Rt 2 Box 621, Bushnell 33513 --- Jon & Cricket HARRIS (Jay 3) 1290 Jackpine St, W Palm Beach 33411 --- Molly & Rob HARRIS (Geoffrey 17, Miranda 14, Morgen 11) 212 4th St, Jupiter 3345B --- Dan & Gloria HARRISON (Elizabeth 10, Antonia 6) 3236 Cathedral Ln, Jacksonville 32211 --- Antoine & Lury IGNIZIO (Graham 3) B314 Drycreek Dr, Tampa 33615 --­ Karen & Kern JACKSON (Bronwyn 8. Gweneth 5) 1000 McClendon Dr, Tallahassee 32301 --- Judy & Ray KENNY (Kathleen & Sarah 6) 1902B SE Bry­ ant Dr, Jupiter 33458 --- LAKE MI LDRED PRIVATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, PO Box 1700, Hawthorne 32640 --- LIBERTARIAN ACADEMY, PO Box 337, Miami 33197 --- Jack & Diana MAMMELE (Amanda 6, Jona­ than 3) 1372 SE 5 St, Deerfield Beach 33441 --- Nancy MARSH (Bonnie IS, Sara 10) 1212 Crestwood. Lake Worth 33460 --- Tina MIIRTIN. 2715 Adams St, Hollywood 33020 --- Terry & McGill McFADDEN (Eliza 7, Jacob 5) 910 NE 5 St, Pompano Beach 33060 --- Ken & Ginny MIL­ LETT (Kristine 7) 2260 Univ. Blvd N #95-D, Jacksonville 32211 --- Jan MINER-CHURCH, Rt Box 474, Westville 32464 --- Chuck & Linda

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FL - IN MOORE (Jennifer 15, Chris 14, Wendy 11, Emily 9) 631 Pettry Ct, Pensacola 325DB --- Patricia Ann MDRDES (Daniel II, Gabriel 6) FLORIDA ASSO­ CIATION FOR SCHOOLING AT HOME, Rt 3 Box 215, Marianna 32446 --- Mike & Pam MURPHREE (Jesse 13, Zach 7) 912 Groveland Hi lls Dr, Tallahas­ see 32301 --- Kathleen MURPHY, ESTERO COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, PO Box 271, Estero 3392B --- Lois & Rich NEATE (Joshua 4) 1103 W Wi 11 ow Run Dr, Port Orange 32DI9 --- Dennis & Peggy OBEDZIN­ SKI (Audra 5, Shane I) 706 N Regent Cir, Bran­ don 33511 --- Patricia OLIPHANT, 101 SW 4th Av, Boynton Beach 33435 --- Rev . B. E. & Beth PALMER (Ellen 6, Annie 4) St. Franc's of Ass,­

si Episcopal Church, 1226 Placid Or, Lake Placid 33852 --- James & Jeanie PARKER (Stew­ art 4) 6517-C SW 116 PI, Miami 33173 --- PENSA­ COLA CHRISTIAN CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL, Box 18000, Pensacola 32523 --- Barbara & John PLUNKET (Orion 8, Jack 6) SOUTH FLA. ASSOC. FOR SCHOOLING AT HOME, 2012 N Huntington Av, Sarasota 33582 --- Susan & David PRICE (Matt 12, Faith III FLASH, 1315 14th PI,Vero Beach 32960 --- Eileen & Fred RESSLER (llla 14, OJ ango 13, Wild Sun 11, Oma 7) Box 1282, Haw­ thorne 32640 - - - Mike & Meryl RUNION (Skylar 3) 2189 Orchid St, Sarasota 33579 --- Carol SARISKY (Cathy 10, Laura & Jessica 6) 4720 NW 39th, Gainesville 32601 --- Charles & lucy SMITH (Zephi 7, Ezra 4) 710 Scotland St, Dune­ din 33528 --- Stephen & Joan SMITH (Dan'o 8,

Jed 5, Sarah 3) 2325 Wilton Or, Wilton Manors 33305 - -- Billy & Fran SPARKS (Stephen 10) PO Box 1225, Altamonte Spgs 32701 --- Erin SULLI­ VAN & Terry BRENNAN (Sean 12) Box 31, Elfers 33531 --- Rickie & A.J. TAYLOR (Sam 8) PO Box 557342, Miami 33155 --- WILFORD WOODRUFF ACAD­ EMY, PO Box 15126, Orlando 32858-5126 --­ Chuck & Gai 1 WISE (Ryanl76, Adrienne / 81) 606 NW 98th St, Gainesville 32607 --- Dennis & Jan WOLTER (Jennifer 8, Jeffrey 6, Ian 2) 1619 N 14th St, Fernandina Bch 32034 --GA - Patty BLANKENSHIP (Mark 18, Patrick 15) AMri!ICAN CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Box 205, Ros­ well 30075 --- PhylliS BOSTAR, THE CREATIVE MIND, 4953 Womack Av, Acworth 30101 --- Billie Jean BRYANT, 209 Cobb St, Palmetto 3026B Cheryl COMPTON (son 11) PO Box 1200, Douglas­ ville 30134 --- Evelyn FITZSIMI10NS (Aaron 12, Andrew 11) Rt 1 Box 474, Burnt Mill Rd, Flint­ stone 30725 --- Karen & Richard FRANKLIII (Adam

7, Jessica 4) 5032 Springtree Ct, lithonia 30D5B --- Brigid HDRBINSKI, 1192 0 Natchez Trace, Marietta 30060 --- HORIZONS SCHOOL, 229 Ponce de Leon Av. Atl ant a 30308 --- George & Marlene HOWELL (William 10, Candy 8, Jared 6, Jessie Mae 5, Sherr; 2) 2315 £ 42nd St. Savan­ nah 31404 --- Charles & Judy PRUITT (Rusty/65, Robin/68, Darren / 69, Doug17D) 151B-A Eason Ct, Norcross 30093 --- The SCHIFFERS (Debb,e 25,

12, Matthew 9) Box 305, Salmon B3467 --- David gela 17) 4 N Nicholson, Joliet 60435 --- Rosa­ & Barbara STOUTNER (Soren 5, Camilla 4, Thora Vicki 22, Wendy 16, Jeremy 10, Corey 9 ) 404­ lie MEGLI, Rt 2, Anna 62906 --- The MEGLIS (Alan 19, Lora 16, Joel 14) Rt I, Anna 62906 475-4961 --- Connie & John SHAW (Li sa 10, 2) 716 N 7th St HZ, Coeur d'Alene B3814 ___ Aaron 9, Cara 7, Justin 5, Quintin 3) GEORTEXTBOOKS FOR PARENTS, Box G209, Kendrick B3537 ___ Tony & Kathy MINGL (J.P. 6 ) 207 Bartlett GlANS FOR FREEDOM I N EDUCATION, 4818 Joy Ln, IL _ AMERICAN SCHOOL, 850 E 5Bth, Chica­ Rd, Streamwood 60103 --- Jean NDSBISCH-SMITH L'l~ur~ 30247 --- Larry & Carol SHORT (Jason 060617 ___ John & Elaine ANDRES, NETWORK FOR (ll,B,6) RR I, Eldred 62027 --- Susan OLDBERG, 4) ,0 DOX B24, Hartwell 30643 -:- AI,ce & Jer- _ ~DUCATIONAL TRAVEL, 2120 W Cashman Ct, Peoria lB29 Milton Av, Northbrook 60062 --- Jerry & ry TEAL ( Jay 10, Andy 7) 100 Bt ,arwood Dr, Car 61604 ___ Denise BERRY (Shawna17B Devon / BI) Margaret PARTLOW (Jeff 9, Mark 7, Matt 5, Jona­ rollton 30117 --- Jet'ry VANCE, 1583B Holcomb 2101 34th St Rock Island 61201 _:_ Michael & than 2) 2709 Clifton Dr, Springfield 62704 --Bt idge Rd, N~rcross 30092 Mary PATEL, 325 Rosewood Ct, Frankfort 60423 L dia BIGHAM' (Paul 13, Michael 4) Rt 2 Box HI - A,ana & Luke AITKEN, PO ~o~ 1733, 2~0 Modoc 62261 ___ Mr & Mrs Wm BIVENS (Tia --- Julia PEMOLLER (Kyle 8, Bret 4) B9D Mohawk Lyn'7) 295 Alleghany, Park Forest 60466 ___ Dr, Elgin 60120 --- The POLS (Peter 29, Ther­ KeolakeKua 96750 --- K,m & T,m BRIGHA~I (Job,e 8, Jen,ca 6, Jory 5) 4388 Kanaele Rd, Kapaa Bruce & Sharon BOYD (Branduin 5, Aurora 2) ese 2B, Jessica 3) 1035 Bellwood Av #1, Bell­ 96746 --- Sam & Sharee DARLING (He,d, 7, 119-5th Av Moline 61265 ___ Marirose Blum wood 60104 --- Pat POLIZZI, 14700 Kazmer Rd, Noelle 5) PO Box 493, K,lauea, Kaua, 9675~.--- BUMP 1025'Garnett PI Evanston 60201 ___ The Wadsworth 60083 --- Cinny POPPEN, VALLEY CO-OP Lewis & JanetGOLDSTEIN (Jahnav,6) 441111­ CAMPBELLS, SIll 78th Av, Lot 11, Milan 61264 SCHOOL, RR 2 Box 518, Dundee 6011B --- Richard wah, Loop, Ka,lua 96734 --- W,ll,am & Barbara ___ CHRISTIAN LIBERTY ACADEMY, 203 E McDonald, PORPURA, Penny WILL (Tristen 7) 202 Ash, Park HUSSEY (Lucas 5, Gaven 3, AI,ssa 1) PO Box Prospect Hts 60070 ___ Steve & Cheri CLARK Forest 60466 --- Barb PORRO, 1216 E Mayfair 591, Hanale" Kaua, 96714 --- Sasha KARIEL (Jasmine 4 Dylan 2) Rt 2 Box 77A, Lebanon Rd, Arlington Hts 60004 --- Sue RADOSTI, 1526 (Asa 6) 145 Poloke PI, Honolulu 96822 --62254 ___ Karen CLAYBURG (Alva178, Evan / BI) 3rd, Charleston 61920 --- Frank RICHARDS, 422 Roger & Janet LANE (Bodh, 7, Tash,na 1) PO Box 5505 Tipple Rd, Rockford 61102 ___ Lynn & S Lombard, Oak Park 60302 --- David & Deborah 639, K,lauea, Kaua' 96754 --- M,chael & Fern Becky CURRIE 2808 Black Av Springfield 62702 SAALFELD (Karen 8, Dan,el 4, Katy 2) 8 Lee Ct, MERLE-JONES ( Quinn 11, Jesse 5) PO Box 603, ___ Tom & Ly~ne DAVIS (Erin'll , Eddie 7, Les­ De Kalb 60115 --- Duane & Shirley SANDQUIST Kilauea, Kauai 96754 --- Leroy & Rene MESARIS lie 3) 1410 Barnhart Ct Zion 60099 ___ Ron & (Delbert 16, Jeremy 12, Jason 11) B26 Chelsea, Karen DEMMIN (Rama 11 Amma 8) 138-01 Rt 2, (Haloa 10, Latisha 9, Mikaleo 5) PO Box 734, New Lenox 60451 --- Rob SCHACHTER, 2321 N Kim­ Captain Cook 96704 --- Beverly MILLER (Delrdre Cobden 62920 ___ Dean' & Mary 01 CARLO (Todd / ball, Chicago 60647 --- Virginia SCHEWE, HOOK70, Cory175, Adam / B2) 1862 Cedar Rd, Homewood 8) 2612Kap,0Ian, Blvd .2, Honolulu 96826--DALE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, Rt I Box 25, Sm,thboro Susan B,rd SINGH (Neera 11) 1429 Kehaulan, Dr, 60430 ___ Ed DDBMEYER, LEARNING EXCHANGE, Box 62284 --- Rosalie SCHULTZ, 3755 N KedZle Av, Chicago 60618 --- Ed & L,nda SMITH, 367 N Ka,lua 96734 --- K,m & Kenny SMITH (La,ea B, 920 Evanston 60204 ___ Larraine FALK (J.D. Noelle 6, Lara 4) RRI Box 393, Holualoa96725 10,'Alisa/ 83) 7638 Keeler Av, Skokie 60076 ___ Gould, Gurnee 60031 --- Dorothy & DavidWERNER --: Bob & L,nda WALLING (TaOl 10, Shant' 7, Mary FRIEDL (sons 7 4) 1313 Cleveland, Evans­ (Steve 22, Erik 17, Josh 13, Ethan 9, T,m I) Ka, 4) Box 524, Makawa09676B --- Terence ton 60201 ___ Desir~e FRISCHMANN-FULL (Colleen 1400 N Mason, Chicago 60651 --- Dawn WHITEHEAD WELCH, SR 6079, Ocean V,ew 96704 . 6) 12 Plover Ct Woodridge 60515 ___ Adrienne (Michael 9, Andy 5) 45 Tefft, Elg,n 60103 --10 - Donovan & L,nda BRAMWELL (Enka176, GELLER 8B27 Ce~tral Park Av Evanston 60203 Patricia ZOLLER, 166 Woodlawn, Frankfort 60423 Chri stlan 178 , Brian/8D, Jordan/82) Rt 1 Box ___ Beth HAGENS Jim LAUKES 'PEMBROKE CO-OP, IN - Terry & Pam AHEARN (Tim 13, Dan 10, 49, Roberts B3444 :-- Greg & Loretta DECKER Box 445 Ho kin; Park 60944' ___ Don & Deni se Bri dget7, Brendan 4, Myl es 2) TRIN ITY ACADEMY (Courtney 9, Shant" Joshua) PO Box 15B, i p 9 M' 5) 1818 W Oakleaf Dr INC 2610 Jewett St Highland 46322 --- John & E~ilY ANDREWS-CARRico (Molly17B, Jessie/BD, Priest River 83856 --- Jim & Judy DRESEN . ~~~~~ ~~~~~ _:_ ~~~dY & DOU9 HOLLE (Alexis (David 19, Mark 18, Beth 14, Jeremy 10, H,lary B Ste~art 3) RR I Rochester 62563 ___ HOME Luke / B3) 5355 Sycks Ct, Bloomin9ton 47401 --8, Rachel 4) Rexburg B3440 - - - Brent & L, nda OR I ENTED UNSCHOOLI NG EXPER I ENCE (HOUSE) PO Claud i a BARBER & Garry BUETTNER (Dan, e I 174, EAMES (Brenda 15, Wendell 14, EllZabeth 12, Box 57B291 Chicago 60657-B291 ___ Stan'& SuDavid17B, Adam/ BO, Elisabeth / 82) 714 S Green David 9, Nathan 8, O.J. 6, Rachel 3) Rexburg HOWARD' ( Christine 16 Kathryn 13 Sara 10 St, Crawfordsville 47933 --- Kent & Rebecca B3440 -:- Steven & Linda FIELDING (Terri Lyn ~:~on 8) 1807 Sherman BI~d, Crystal Lake 60014 BICKELL (Hannah, David, Noah, Sarah) PROS___ John & Amy HULL 420 74th St 1106, Downers PERITY SPRINGS SCHOOL, Rt 1 Box 221, Anderson 24, Lonn 23, Gary 21, Ke,th 19, Kenneth 16, G 60516 ___ INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE PO Daryl 12, Eric 8, Matthew 6, Laune Ann 6, 46011 --- Brent & Renee CAUDILL (Gessell 3, . 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71, Patricia/73, Philip/77, Penni/81, Psaman- OLIVER (Joshua 10, Autumn 7, Caleb 51 Rt 4 80x tha/821 Rt 4 Box 341, Campbellsville 42718 --- 735, Lot 6, Lake Charles 70601 --- Meryl & Tom & Carol FRENCH-CORBETT (David 16, SebasDarwin PERRY (Christy 61 1211 N Texas St, t lan 121 RR 1 Greenbn ar Farm, Happy Top Mtn, DeRi dder 70634 -- - John & Di ana SENENTZ (Brett McKee 40477 --- Richard & Charlotte GREEN (Jor- 7, Renell 5, Amanda 41 344 Sugarpine Dr, Gret­ dan 9, Alice 51 Sawdndge Creek, Rt 3, Owenton na 70053 --- Sandra SUYOAM (Renee 14, Ronald 40359--- Helen GRIGGS (Ryan 41109 Purcell 11, Christopher 31 Rt 7 Box 390, Lake Char l es Dr, R,chmond 40475 --- Mary KELLY (Bnana 161 70601 --- Christopher & Marion YAUN (Shoren 7, PO Box 91, Peewee Valley 40056 --- Ruth Ari 31 Rt 2 Box 898, Albany 70711 McCUTCHEN (D 14, R 12, A 101 KENTUCKY HOME ME - Mari lyn BACON (Chris 11, John 9, SCHOOLERS, Rt 3 80x 11, Columb, .. 42728 --Maya TIN. 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Katie BULLOCK (Nathaniel 7, Ian 5, Whitney 21 (Joshua 6, Kate 31 1412 S Brook St, Lou1Sv,lle 390 Shaker Rd, Gray 04039 --- Debbie CHRISTO 40208 --- ROD & STAFF PUBLISHERS, Crockett (Zachary 9) Exeter 04435 --- Kim & David COMPA41413 --- Charles & Terry SCHULZ, 5211 Maple RETTO (Zoe 12, Aziza 10, Zeke 5, Zephyr / 81) RFD 'I Box 526, Freeman Twsp, Stron9 04983 --Grove Or, Somerset 42501 --- David & Regina SIZEMORE (Meg 12, Donour 4) Rt 2 Box 762, Van Bill COPERTHWA ITE, YURT FOUNDATION, Buck s Har­ 41857 --- Barb & Taylor SOPER (Traci 12, Car­ bar 04618 --- Bill & Andrea CUTLER (Jenny 10, rie 10, Carter 8, Matthew 7, Jason 5) SOPER Corrie 7) 8 Towle St Auburn 04210 --- Susan & SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES, Rt 11 Walnut Creek J.."es DAVIS (Jirrmy 6; RFO 2, Clinton 04927 --Rd, Elizabethtown 42701 --- Margaret TRI8E & Mabel DENNISON, Box 538, Temple 04984 --Dan GOLDBERG (Noah179, William / 83) Rt 3 Box Peter DEVINE & Barbara KOERTGE (Nils 41 Box 9B, Columbia 42728 --- Kevin & Patti VAN 113, Mt Vernon 04352 --- Betty DEXTER, RFO 1 BUSKIRK (Luke 5, Hannah 11 Rt 3 Box 324, Mt Box 80E (Durham), Auburn 04210 --- Maggie & Vernon 40456 --- Tom & Claire VETTER (Eddie 8, Ron EDMONDSON (Joseph 5, Anna 4, Emi ly 2) 41 Isaac 5, Matthew 2) Rt 4 Box 493, Maysville Oak St, Mechanic Falls 04256 --- Shepard & Lin­ 41056 ette Bliss ERHART (Seraphina 101 Shore Rd, LA - Ray & Hazel ANDERSON (Andreas 15, Franklin 04634 --- Mary & Michael ERNST (Chris­ Rebecco51 1420 Prentiss Av, New Orleans 70114 topher/77, Eruch/821 1366 Crescent Dr, N Water­ --- Marilyn & Spencer BOHREN (Django 6, Andre bora 04061 --- Sheldon & Jeremy GANBERG (Gabri­ 4, Corinna 11 712 Pelican Av, Ne. Orleans el 61 107 Maine Av, Portland 04103 --- Eileen 70122 --- June & Allen CONLEY (Craig 18, Frank & Wally GARROWAY (Kate 61 RR 1 Box 789, N Wind­ 141 2248 Cherrydale Av, Baton Rouge 70808 --- h.." 04062 --- John GOLDFINE, RO 2 Box 151, Bel­ Peggy & J.~. DEMAREST, 2519 Short St, New fast 04915 --- Mary Jo & Chris HAWKINS (Vanes­ Orleans 70125 --- Fred & Sharon DOLE (Christo­ sa 11, Elizabeth 9, Katherine 51 189 Maple St, pher 15, Jeffrey 14, Jennifer 141 108 Univer­ Bangor 04401 --- Annie & Patrick HAYNES (Chris­ sity PI, Eunice 70535 --- Cathi EDWARD, CITItopher 7, Stephanie 4) RFD 1 Box 13A, Detroit ZENS FOR HOME EDUCATION, 3404 Van Buren, Baker 04929 --- Maria H. HOLT, Withywindle, 115 High St, Bath 04530 --- Frank HUBENY, RFO 3 Box 70714 --- Bob & Joy FERRELL (Ryan 10, Meisha 7, Travis 6, Jason 4) 3844 Winterpark, Shreve- 650, Dexter 04930 --- Jean & Barry KAHN (Heath­ port 71119 --- Dot GELPI, 916 Richard St, Gret- er 7 Jocelyn 5) 35 College St Portland 04103 na 70053 --- Sammy & Judy MARANTO (Rico 14, --- Bill & Cheryl KEMP (Aramie'5) Old Town Gabe 9, Jared 7, Dominik 5, Adrianl IMPARRE 04468 --- Tim & Ellen KETCHAM (Susan 9, James INSTITUTE, 1525 Stephens St, Shreveport 71101 7 Donald 7) MAINE HOME EDUCATION RD 1 Box --- Walter & Mary MARSCHNER (JelllllY Pangborn 486 Bucksport 04416 --- Ms. Dean\YONS 19, Saul 15, Joe 13) 517 Lynnmeade Rd, Gretna Phippsburg 04562 --- Anne MARTINA (Gabrielle 70053 --- Millard & Mary Ann McIN~IS (Tristan 7) Box 15 Harborside 04642 --- Cather i ne & 61 Rt 3 Box B5!, Beriton 71006 --- Bonnie & William MERRY (Terra 7, Aurora 5, Marl 3) RD Joseph MILLER (Cara 16, Tony 14) 530 Fontilieu Box 85, Harmony 04942 --- Kathleen MIKULKA Dr, New Iberia 70560 --- Keith & Andre MILLER, !l5 131 RD 2 Coopers Mills 04341 --- Tom & Rt 1 Box 82F, Carencro 70520 --- Ray & Car sali y MORRIS(lN (Evan 5) Old Town 04468 __ _

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fer 22) 68 Washington St, Camden 04843 --Georgeanne POE (Annalee 19, Rosie 5) Box 303. St George 04857 --- Susan RITCH, 151 S Main St, Pittsfield 04967 --- Paula STARKEY (Amy 7, David 6) 666 S Main St, Old Town 04468 --Maria TOMS & David FULTON, Box 213, Oquossoc 04964 --- Carol & Bill WHITE (Erina 8, Kirsten 7) RO#l, Box 211-D, Charleston 04422 --- Don & Linda WISMER (Sarah 4) Box 253, Winthrop 04364 MD - CALVERT SCHOOL, 105 Tuscany Rd, Baltimore-Z1210 --- Philip & VerI CHANDLER (Caitilin 6, Siobhan 31 5 Dean St, Annapolis 21401 --- Paulette DICKERSON & Mark ZIMMERMAN (Merle 21 9511 Gwyndale Dr, Silver Spring 20910 --Daniel & Kikuko DUFFY (Akio 8) 10 York Ct, Baltimore 21218 --- Billy & Linda DUNSTAN (7) 14024 Cuba Rd, Cockeysville 21030 --- Mary FELBER, 206 Sudbrook Ln, 8altimore 21208 --Carol FITZGERALD & Wade WRIGHT (Jesse 4, DilIon 2) 2111 Eastern Av, Baltimore 21231 --Jeanne GAETANO, PO Box 603, Seabrook 20706 --Gary GOODENOUGH (14,111 21201 Heathcote Rd, Freeland 21053 --- Linda GOODMAN, 12825 Jingle Ln, Si 1ver Spri ng 20906 - - - Danny & Sandra GROVEMAN (Alycia 8, Israel 7, Johannah 6, Judah 5, Daniel 3, Abraham 11 9812 Rosensteel Av, Silver Spring 20910 --- HOME STUDY INSTITUTE, 6940 Carroll Av, Takoma Park 20912 --Jud JEROME, Downhill Farm, Hancock 21750 --Fred & Linda KESTER (Jo Ann 81 1130 Oakland Rd, Freeland 21053 --- Donna KIRK (girls 15, 161 Box 195 Rt 231, Prince Frederick 20678 --Ron & Faye KORCAK (Jason 7) 4102 Tennyson Rd, Hyattsvi lle 20782 --- James & Theresa MAYOR (Jennifer 5) 26824 Howard Chapel Or, Damascus 20750 --- Dennis & Judy McCAHILL (Colleen 18, Michael 15, Sean 13. Kevin 13) Riva & Centre Rds, Riva 21140 --- Fred & Elaine McNEIL (Ted 8, Bridget 5) 101 Tilghman Av, Centreville 21617 --- James & Liana MORGAN (Peter 5, Elizabeth 31 ALLEGANY HOME LEARNING OUTREACH, 350 Welsh Hill, Frostburg 21532 --- Frances & Ray

Plain 02130 --- Debbie & Gary ALLARD (Elizabeth 4, Melissa 2) S Shirkshire Rd, Conway 01341 --- Grace ANOREACCHI & Edward HADAS (Sarah 7, Daniel 5, Julian 3) 81 N Hancock St, Lexington 02173 --- Paul & Jan BEANE (Zachary 8, Amity 7) 32 Purchade St, Middleboro 02346 --­ Ed & Michele BENNETT (Naomi 6) 106 Ridge Rd, Upton 01568 --- Emily BERG, 22 Rockwell St, Dorchester 02124 --- Dan & Andrea BLACKLY (Sarah 6, Abigail 4, Ben 11 River Rd, Mattapoisett 02739 --- Paul & Lisa BOKEN (Zachary 8) Rt 2, 5 Longview Or, Orleans 02653 --- Sally BOUTIETTE & Leo BALDWIN (Carey 4, Emily 21 Coombs Hill Rd, Colrain 01340 --- The 8RENNANS, 66 Mt Vernon St, Melrose 02176 --- Mark & Judy BRIGHTMAN (Jessica174, Amanda178, Abi­ gail / 821 524 Northfield Rd, Lunenburg 01462 --- Scott BRISTOL & Delyte FROST (Daylin 5, Mirar 21 Old Cricket Hill Rd, Conway 01341 --Christie BROOKS & Robin VERNER (Arin 6, Bren­ den 31 Reeds 8ridge Rd, Conway 01341 --- Terry BURCH & Susan OTT (Jesse 9, Rebecca 4) 183 Sycamore St, Watertown 02172 --- Linda Margar­ et & Richard 8URKE (Matthew 7, Patri cia 61 55 Garden St, Milton 02186 --- Kate CABOT & Robert SCHNEIDER (Michael 6) 47A 2nd St, Fra­ mingham 01701 --- Linda CANEPARI (Kyle 31 41 Clement St, Shelburne Falls 01370 --- Robin CAISSIE, 164 Spruce St, Leominster 01453 --Mrs Walter CANFIELD, 13 Fernwood Av, Bradford 01830 --- CAPE COD HOMESCHOOLING COOPERATIVE, 36 Shorecrest Or, E Falmouth 02536 --- Jim CHARBONNET, 23 Hubbard St, Lenox 01240 --Wayne & Barbara CHUDYK (Carl175, Karen / 80, Keith/83) 45 Whitfield Rd, Somerville 02144 --- COLTON HOME SCHOOL (Larissa 7, Joseph 6, Benjamin 4) 176 Groton Rd. Westford 01886 --Tom CONKLIN, PO Box 137, Provincetown 02657 --- Sandy & David COURTNEY (Sky 8, Ana 5, Myles 31 265 Water St, Clinton 01510 --­ Coyote (Miral, Healing Grace Sanctuary, Shel­ burne Falls 01370 --- Margaret DE RIVERA,S

MOYER (Pamela 6, David 4) 8283 Portsmouth Dr,

Bishop Av, Worcester 01603 --- Paula & Charlie

Severn 21144 --- B.D. & Judith PARKER (Matthew 15, Jennifer 13, Joshua 11, Chandra 8, Rebecca 7, Molly 41 18609 York Rd, Parkton 21120 --Donald & Phyllis PHILLIPS, 1618 Rickenbacker Rd IF, Baltimore 21221 --- Melvin & Debbie SILCOX (Devin 6) 106 Broadway Av, Glen Burnie 21061 --- Jeanne & Manfred SMITH (Jamie 7, Jesse 31 MARYLAND HOME EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, 9085 Flamepool Way, Columbia 21045 --- Chris STADLER, 809 Gorsuch Av, Baltimore 21218 --Bobby & Kim STULTZ (Joshua 512414 Harriet Av, Baltimore 21230 --- Law & Peg WATKINS (Nathan­ iel 10, Sophia 5) 23615 W Harris Rd, Dickenson 20842 MA - Richard & Merri 1 ADELMAN (Ben 9, Hannah,1 3 Killam Hill Rd, Boxford 01921

DONAHOE (Kerri 14, Stacey 10) 55 Trenton St, Melrose 02176 --- Bob & Katherine DOOLITTLE (Kate 10, Simon 71 91 Pleasant St, Reading 01867 --- Carol DRAPER, 12 Horton St, Newbury­ port 01950 --- Walter, Kitty & Benjamin DREW, 155 Clyde St, Chestnut Hi 11 02167 --- EDUCATORS PUBLISHING SERVICE, 75 Moulton St, Cam­ bridge 02238 --- Cheri ELLISON (Julian 9, Tre­ vor 8) Rolling Pines, 23-4 Hilltop Ln, S East­ on 02375 --- Christian & Gaella ELWELL (Anni 5) South River Farm, Conway 01341 --- Lila FARRAR, PO 80x 454, Sturbridge 01566 --- Mike & Nancy FIERO (Mikala/76, Nathan/78, Marik/821 87 Snell Av, Brockton 02402 --- Kathryn & John Michael FINN (Danette178, Bridget179, Socorro/ 811 10 Everett Av, Somerville 02145 --- Clio &

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Eric FISHER (Sarah172, Theadora!78, Sophia / 82) Old Ayer Rd, Groton 01450 --- Fred & Valerie FOLEY (Michelle / 67, Brenda / 68, Charlie!701 614 Beech St, Rockland 02370 --- Elaine GALE, 9 Glen Rd, Wilmington 01887 --- linda GARDNER (Margaret 81 398 Arlington St, Acton 01720 --Adele GARLICK, 11 Beltran St, Malden 02148 --Gail GARUTI-FRAZER (Bianca171, Tanya/72) 21 Berkely St, Brockton 02401 --- Tom & Ann GIL8ERT (Clint 5) PO Box 236, Hamilton 01936 --- Kate GILDAY & Don BABINEAU (Julie 13, Suzi II, Ananda 4) RFD Box 261, Montague 01351 --Jeanne & Terry GLAGOWSK I (Noah 9, Katy 4) 6 Sti llwater Dr, Chelmsford 01824 --- Jeff & Mary GRAY (Christopher 6, Joshua 4) 15 Rey­ nolds Av, Natick 01760 --- Suzanne & Dr. Richard GRAY (Nicky 13, Katie 10) Box 51, Halifax 02338 --- Steve & Pat HANSON (Brian 4) 1030 Pleasant St, Canton 02021 --- Nancy HARDY (Chandra 9) 4 Jay St, Cambridge 02139 --- Bill & Loretta HEUER (Tad 6) 164 Norfolk St, Holliston 01746 --- Rick & Carol HUGHES (Evan 6,

Ipswich 01938 --- Shirin MORRIS & Steve SCHLANG (Samuel 31 Coombs Hill Rd, Colrain 01340 --- Marilyn MUNSEY (Michael 16) 175 Der­ by St, W Newton 02165 --- Patti MURPHY (Shawn 7, Jeremiah 4, Sarah 2146 School St, Grove­ land 01834 --- Jean & Don MURRAY (Tegan 11, Jannah & Tara 9) 87 Fayerweather St, Cambridge 02138 --- Jane O'BRIEN, 8 Fox St #2, Dorches­ ter 02122 --- Mary Ann & Paul O'CONNOR (Can­ ielle 19, Paul Jr 17, Melissa 13, lisa 12, Lee 10, Hyun & Katie 9, Brian 8, Kevin 7, Rebecca & Jennifer 4) PO Box 204, Forestdale 02644 --Kath 1een OSBORN (Chri st i ne Farre 11 151 591 Hingham St, Rockland 02370 --- James & Chris­ tine OSTROW, 87 Summer St, Watertown 02172 --John & Claire O'TOOLE (Jackie 15, Cheryl 10, Terry 9, TilllllY 6, Patricia 3) 188 Blue Hill Pkwy, M,lton 02187 --- Mario & Carmela PAGNONI (James 12, Joseph 91 76 Emsley Ter, Methuen 01844 --- Anne PERKINS, RFD #1, Orange 01364 --- Lana REEVES (Lacey 9, Maya-bella 6) 22 Maple Av, Somerv,lle 02145 --- Dawn REGER, 9

Peter 3) PO Box 692

Mar 1borough St, Boston 02116 - - - Char 1; e

Groton 01450 - -- Karen &

Michael IOOINE (Justin & Gillian 16) Star Rt Box 44, Wendell 01379 --- The INGERSOLLS (Tom 17, Russel 15) RD 1 Barnum St, Sheffield 01257 --- Jean & Steve JOHNSON (Alden 3 Ryan 2) RFO 1 Box 438, Northfield 01360 --- L;nn & Hal KAPPLOW (Heather 12, Grace 9130 Jamaicaway,

REYNOLDS, 4 Shepard St, Cambridge 02138 --Wanda REZAC (Ronald 9, Jean 7, Catherine 41 379 Concord Rd, Marlboro 01752 --- D,.ne & Bob RICH (Sh,reen 71 11 Baxter St, Melrose 02176 -:- Richard & Barbara RODRIGUEZ (Jennifer 10, R,chard Jr 8, Elllabeth 7, Em,ly 3) 108 Van

Jamaica Plain 02130 --- David & Shawn KENDRICK Norden Rd, Readlng 01867 --- Jack & Margaret

(Celia 15, Anna 11, Eva 8) 40 Brook St, Reho- SADOWAY (Solon179) CLEARWATER NATURAL FOODS, both 02769 --- Karen KIMBALL (Becky / 68, Benjy / - Lenox 01240 --- Irene SANTACKAS, 86 Plymouth St, Cambndge 02141 --- Carne SMITH (7 ch,l, 73) SOUTH SHORE HOME SCHOOLERS, 163 Hingham St, Rockland 02370 --- Carol & David KRENTZMAN 4:20) 30 Frankl,n St, Revere 02151 - -- Judye & (Jenny!78, Nellie/81, Sam/831 8 Intervale Rd, J,m SMITH (Adam 71 34 EdgeWOOd Rd, Shrewsbury Wellesley 02181 --- Diane & Michael LANDIS 01545 --- Rachael SOLEM & F1Sher PEARSON (Bn­ (Noel 6) 1l0! Conway St, Greenfield 01301 ___ ana 7, John-Ell 4) 15 Custer St, Jama,ca Pl.,n William & Muriel LITTLE (Elizabeth/70, William 02130 --- Donna,Hope SOLOMON (Jarrod 9, LonnyJr/74) 98 Cherry St, Framingham 01701 ___ Seth 51 27 Rosa s Ln, Sc,tuate 02066 --- Gayle Nancy & Michael LOPIN (Naomi 9, Jonah 6, Aaron SPURR, 139 Broadway, Wakef,eld 01880 --- Mary & Mark,vAN DOREN (Anna / 81, Helen / 83) 46 Nelson 2) 26 Lombard St, Newton 02158 --- The LOWTHERS, 80x 566, Truro 02666 ___ Susan LOZORAI- St, Qu,ncy 02169 --- Frank TURANO, AMERICANS TIS (Kahlil 81 16 Congress St, Worcester 01609 FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, PO Box 1414, W Con­ Thomas & Mary MAHER (Scott 13, Amanda 8) cord 01742 --- Valene VAUGHAN (Gabe 6) .11 30 Park St, Wakefield 01880 ___ Elaine MAHONEY MOln St, Shelburne Falls 01370 --- Marc,. WELD (Kendra 15, Kimberlee 141 51 Carrie Lee's Way, !u~~~ ~~~~~E~l~~~'~_~\~~i \~~~N3~8L~~i~helCenterv,lle 02632 --- Barbara & Peter MAITLAND BATTALEN (Ely 5, Adeline 21 Ives Rd, Conway (Brett 12, Heather 8, Holly 4, Mark 2) 23 01341 ___ Bill & Sue YEADON (Alyssa 5 Evan 31 Cedarcrest Av, Salem 01970 --- Paul & lynn.

Sabins Rd, Conway 01341

MALAGUTI (Sean 8, Ross 2) 6 Washburn Av, K,ngs­ 10~e~2~~\9-En~~etdG~~~ ~:~~~m(~~88~ ~~: Dave Robert & M.L. McGUIGAN (Gabriel/80, Abigail / 82) RR 1 Box 207, Montague 01351 ___ James & Sally McKINLEY (Brooks 15, Katy 12) Box 1147, N Falmouth 02556 - - - Litty MEOALIA & Alan LEE

MI _ BASIC CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PO Box D, Nottawa 49075 -:- Douglas & JinBASTlAN (Heather 81913 He,ghts Rd, Lake Onon 48035 --- Penny & Paul BATTJES (Andrea 17, Jason 13 , Paul 81 A3976 Beellne Rd, Holland 49423 --Ernest & Frances BAUER (Andrea 8, Wade 6) 150

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Chlppewa, Pont laC 48053 --- Alan & Nancy

Jonah 4) 5 Warren Sq

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Plain 02130 : __ Carole MILLER (Ada~1731 119 BEDELL (Kurt 11, Kyle 31 39 Campbell, Holland Main St #2, Saugus 01906 ___ Ed & Pam MITCHELL 49423 --- Les &. Jack,e BEECHER (Leah 13, Jess ­ (Jennifer II, Katherine 31 10 Charlotte Rd, ,ca 11) 144 S H,ghland, Mt Clemens 48043 ---


MI - MT St! Holland 49423 --- Chris & Julie BROCKMAN 1057 34th St SW, Wyomin9 49509 --- Pat & Jim (K,ra 15, Adrlenne 14, Alex 8) PO Box 407, Dry- MONTGOMERY (Chai 19) 1416 Granger, Ann Arbor den 48428 --- F,eld & Sandy CARDEN (Jesse 10, 48104 --- Sandra MOSIER, 7391 S 36th St, Scotts 49088 --- Barb MULLIN (Nicole 5) 2070 Sara 71 Rt 2 Box 71, Suttons Bay 49682 --Gary & Beverly CHEADLE (Cassady 11, Renn 71 Rt Alpha, Union Lake 48085 --- David & Sharon I Box 223-0, Suttons Bay 49682 --- Thomas & NELSON (Adam 71 4703 Charest Pontiac 48054 Judith CLARK (Kelly 16,.Jennifer 14, Stacy 12) --- Dave & Jenny NORTON (Michael 7, Matthew 4, 10154 Iasco Rd, Fowlerv,lle.48836 --- Jeff & John I) 6498 W Bristol Rd, Swartz Creek 48473 Jan CLEMENS (Shayne 9, Just,n 6, Lacy 3) 520 E --- Dustin & Kim ORDWAY, 330 E Kingsley, Ann Roosevelt, B,tely 49309 --- Preston & Teresa Arbor 48104 --- Amy & Russel PACKARD (Noah 5) COLE (Triston176, Tyler178, Trevon/80, Tianne/ 3765 160th Av, Holland 49423 --- James & Judy 83) RR I Box 255, Mancelona 49659 --- Pat & PACKARD, AuSable State Forest, PO Box 78, FredD,ck COOKMAN (Rob 13, Jane 11) Rt 2 Box 439, eric 49733 --- John & Muriel PALKO (Simon 8) Suttons Bay 49682 --- Stephen & Laurie DAVIS 203 N Harrison, Ludington 49431 --- Patti (Kyle.I3, Grant 11, Nathan 10, Will 4) 7857 W PITCHER & Steven HALL (Becca 3) 1815 Brenner, Lakev,ew Rd, Traverse C,ty 49684 --- Anita & Saginaw 48602 --- Robert & Rosalind QUIGLEY Jerry DEVINE (Errln 9, Tully 71 Cold Mount.,n (Leesha 6, Colleen 4) 17856 Annott, Detroit Farm, Co . Rd. 550 Box 194! Marquette 49855 --- 48205 --- Tom & Gretchen SPICER (Jacob 12, Larry & Jane DICKIE (Jenn,fer 15, Sara 9) 6108 Seth 10, Jessica 9, Isaac 5) 643 Madi son Av Old Allegan Rd, Rt 2, Hamilton 49419 --- Joan SE, Grand Rapids 49503 --- Robin TINHOLT & DONALDSON & John VAN VOORHEES, Pleasant Hill David NIEBOER (Rachel 5) 1501 Lakewood Blvd Farm, Rt 4, Fennville 49408 --- Dennis & Patri- Holland 49423 --- Leslie TOMPKINS (Ann177' cia DONOVAN (Leaf 8) 2920 Cousino, Erie 48133 Cayle/80) 8282 Island Rd, Elsie 48831 ---'Don --- Susan EKSTROM (Aaron178) 1209 Marigold, E & Sally TWOMEY (Rory 6, Emily 4) Gagetown LanSlng 48823 --- Frank FORTKAMP, EDUCATION 48735 --- Michael & Carolyn WILLIAMS (Dustin VOUCHER INSTITUTE, 26211 Central Park Blvd 5) 10458 Cedar Run Rd, Traverse City 49684 --#324, Southf,eld 48076 --- Beverly GARRETT, Cheryl WUSTMAN, 2141 Lee St, Wyoming 49509 25154 Graham, Redford 48239 -:- Mandy & Roger MN - Gary & Sally ANDERSON (Korin179, GIBSON (Pat 14, Jeff 12, Bean,e 10) 329 St,mTomika711I) 4238 Lynn Av S, Edina 55416 --son, Cad,llac 49601 --- Gary & Arlean HAIGHT Sandy ANDERSON (Andy 13) 4317 Regent St, (Becky 16, Matt 12) 527 E W,Ison Rd, ScottDuluth 55804 --- Mrs. Wilfred BECHTOLD (Jodi) vi lie 49454 --- Steve & Debbie HART (Andrew 9, 10827 Rosedale Av N, Rt I Box 233 Loretto Dustin 7, Stephanie 6) RR 3 Box 2860, McMillan 55357 --- Greg & Kanti BLAZ (SoIo~on 9) 2220 49853 --- HOME BASED EDUCATION PROGRAM, Clon30th Av So, Minneapolis 55406 --- John & SheIlara School, 1289 Jewett, Ann Arbor 48104 --ley DAMERON (Julia 4) 2100 Dupont Av N, Minneapolis 55411 --- Lowell & Audrey DITT8ERNER (FoJan HDYMAN,S691 Old Allegan Rd, Fennv,lle. rest 4, Selena I) ) Rt I Box 43, Parkers Prair49408 --- J,m & Cathe HUGHES (Peter 8, Dav,d 6, Rory 5) 2529 Proctor St, FIlnt4B504 --ie 56361 --- Mary & Jim EMMER, 5570 Covington Martha & Chrlstopher KAISER (Just,n 6! Matthew Rd, Excelsior 55331 --- Sandra ERICKSON, 680 3) 102 W 13th St, Holland 49423 :-- M,ke & Woodlawn Av, St Paul 55116 --- Clare & Barry Rose KELLEY, 9471 Bassett, L'von" 48150 --FARRELL (Christopher/77, Peter/82) 6402 Hokah Gary KENNEDY & JaOlne WILTSE (Devon 5) 120 NOr, Lino Lakes 55014 --- Dick & Nadine GALLIEN, The W,nona Farm, E 8urns Valley Rd, Oak, Traverse C,ty 49684 --- Ken & Catherlne KING (B,lly 6, Kenny 3) 11811 Beech Rd, Brook- Winona 55987 --: Jann GARRITTY, 2517 16th Av Iyn 49230 --- Rob,n KLAY, 26 E 12th St, HoINE, Columb" He,ghts 55421 --- 80b & Carol land 49423 --- Jo & John KLEIS, Emerson"n GATTS (L., Ia 9, Jacob 71 Swamp Peeper Farm, Hall, Hope College, Holland 49423 --- R,chard Cushing 56443 --- Jane & David GI8B (David 9, & Kay Delle KOCH (B,rg,tta 19, Hans 14).275 EIlzabeth 3) 519 5th St S, Moorhead 56560 --R,dgeway, St Joseph49D85 --- Jerry & D"ne Denny & Barbara HALEY, 4046 23rd Av S, MinneaLAWSON (Mark g, Dav,d 71 7272 Renwood, Romeo polis 55407 --- John & Janith HATCH (Megan 13, Dyl an 11, Morgan 7, Russel 5, Evan 3) Rt 2 Box 48065 --- Ruth LONGCORE (Amy 13, Sarah 12, Brlan 8, John 7, Toby 5) IOOIvanhoe NE, Grand 199, Granada 56039 --- Bob HAYDEN, 205 W RedRap,ds 49506 --- Bro. T.L. MlChaeI, Capuch,n wood St, Marshall 56258 --- Sharon & Glen HILLESTAD (Holly 15, Matt 13, Hans 8) 9669 E Community, 121 E Boston Blvd, Detroit 48202 - - - J,m & Rob,n MacKENZIE (Joshua & Jacob 15, 123rd St, Hastings 55033 --- Mike & Denise Caleb 13, Naom, 4) 55 Amy School Rd, P,erson HOGAN (Melissa 8, Brian 6, Robbie 3) 2825 Lee 49339 --- MICHIGAN ASSOC OF HOME EDUCATORS, PO Av N, Golden Valley 55422 --- Rosemary & Lyle Box 139, Oshtemo 49077 --- Alan & Tally MIDOLE- HULSING, RR I, Houston 55943 --- Kathryn TON (Amy 21, AI,c" 19, MellSsa IS, 8rlgette JEFFRIES (Anne 71 7417 York, Edina 55435 --12) Box 47, Northport 49670 --- Bonn,e MIESEL, Wayne JENNINGS, 449 Desnoyer, St Paul 55104

--- Jackie JOHNSON (Lara 10, Carl 5) Star Rt 9, Elsa 6, Cody 4) Rt I 80x 112, Houston 65483 Box 220A, Finland 55603 --- Tom & Jan KEAVENY - -~ Maureen.CONWAY (Jennifer 14, Wayne 13, Ser­ (Sam 6, Sarah 4) Alleluia Acres, RR 2 Box eOlty 7, EllShaba 5, Nada 2) PO Box 298, Red­ 240AA, Albany 56307 --- Merlin & Shirley ford 63665-0298 --- Carolyn Maria & Kevin KIRSCHENMAN (Stefan 13, Beata 9, Christian 5) COPE, PO 80x 27024, Kansas City 64110 --1810 S 7th St, Moorhead 56560 - -- Redg & 8arb Susan & 8ill CORCORAN (Sean 10, Sarah 8, Amy LAMBRECHT (Joshua 6) RR I, Bruce Township, 4) Star Rt 70 - G, Mountain View 65548 --­ Lon9 Prairie 56347 --- Beatrice LIU, 202 27th Charles & Rita CROCKER (Jeremy 9) Rt I 80x Av, Becker 55308 --- Ken & Ellen LOEGERING 9260, Holden 64040 --- Tim & Mary CUNNINGHAM (Eric 14, Amy 12, Dean 9, Matt 6, Peter 5) (CalebI76, Colbyl76) 76 Head Lane, Hannibal 688-Ilth Av NW, New Brighton 55112 --- MIDWEST 6340 I - -- Kay DENN IS (N athan 9) Rt 3 Box 393, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ASSN, 2708 E Lake St #204, Ava 65608 --- Jim & Charlene DRURY (Krishna Minneapolis 55406 --- MINNESOTA HOME SCHOOL 12, Sasha 9, Jay 4) 3819 Juniper PI, Columbia NETWORK, 9825 Aquila Rd, Bloomington 55438 __ _ 65201 --- Robert FANSLOW & Diana KISSELBURGH Patricia MONSON & Stuart ROSEN (Madeleine 8, (Abbey 5, Beryl 2) 200 Oak Hi 11 Cluster, Inde­ Sam 6) 3500 21st Ave So., Minneapolis 55407 pendence 64050 --- Debbie HARPER & Chri s --- Jay & Mary NEWCOMB (Autumn 9, Rain 71 607 CHEAVENS (Sean 14, Dehn 12, Caleb 5) Rt 2 Box Leicester, Duluth 55803 --- Paul & Elin OLSEN 413, Ashland 65010 --- Clarence & Dana HIL8URN (Serenity 5, Timothy 3) Rt I - 84A, Clearbrook (Mlonda 8) Rt 2 80x 214B, Oak Grove 64075 --­ 56634 --- Mary Lou PETERSEN, HOME COVENANT Judy & Ron HIRSCH (Shanti & Joshua 14, Jai 9) SCHOOL, 6640 Horseshoe Curve, Chanhassen 55317 Rt 2 Box 302, Longrun 65761 - - - Albert & Cyn­ --- Robert SIGSBEE, 19I4 Portland Av So . , Min­ thia HOBART (Robert 15) Rt 7 Box 134, Licking neapolis 55404 --- Jean & Bob SMITH (Sarah173, 65542 --- Jim & Jeanine HOUSE (Peter 13, Jason Katie175, DanieI177, Joseph/80) 1203 Spartan, 6) 4814 Liberty, Kansas City 64112 --- Gary & Albert Lea 56007 --- Rita & Ken STEELE (Paul Teresa KEEPPER (JessicaI78, Zacharyl79, Sun­ 7, Carmen 5, Cody 5, Skye 3) 1713 Country View dance/83) Rt I Box 94, Clever 65631 --- Jean Dr, Burnsville 55337 --- Valerie & Mark KERN (Josh), 627 W Harrison, Springfield 65806 SWEDLUND (Matthew 5) 4980 Shady Is Cir, Mound --- Steve & Linda KESSELRING (Allen 6, David 55364 --- John & Kathy SZYMANSKI (John Jay178, 4, Warren 2) 3614 Paul David, St Louis 63129 Mark/811 RR 2 Box 109-0, Alden 56009 --- Gail --- Nancy KIGER, Ed.D (Katherine 14) 1208 E TULLY, 2034 1st St S, Minneapolis 55404 __ _ Fi lmore, Kirksvi lle 63501 --- Steve & Jocelyn Jerry & Terri WALKER (Debbie176, Mike178, KOPEL (9,8) 720 Daniel 800ne Dr, Florissant Susan/811 129 Elizabeth Av, Albert Lea 56007 63031 --- Stephen KOVAC, 3914 Humphrey, St --- 80nnie & Jerry WILKINS (Cass 10, Susan 7) Louis 63116 --- Gai I KUEHNLE, Star Rt Box 1151 Karyl Pl, Roseville 55113 70-0, Mountain View 65548 --- David & Sandra MS - Doug & Connie BALL, Rt 2 Box 218 0, MOUNTJOY !Tabitha 9, Amary 6, Kalista 4) Rt I Pass Cnristian 39571 --- Cherrie BROWN Rt 2 Box 43AI, Peculiar 64078 --- Julie & Tom O'DAY Box 274, Lot 8, N Bilox i 39532 --- Barbara & (Meghann 5, Katie 3) c/o Fred McAllister, PO Tony ELLISON, Box 875, Rosedale 38769 __ _ Box 168, Kahoka 63445 --- Frank & Carol RAT­ James & Brenda JINKINS (Alison174, Olivia/77) LIFF (Joshua 9, Jedidiah 71 Rt I Box 381, Rol­ 2850 N Pleasant Hill Rd, Nesbit 38651 --- La­ la 65401 --- Saralee & Bill RHOADS, FAMILIES

vone & Joy LAMBERT, 131 Fitzhugh, Leland 38756 FOR HOME EDUCATION, PO 80x 523, Sibley 64088

--- Dennis & Sandi MYERS (Scott 14, Julie 11, --- Anna SANKOVICH (Stephen 14, Noah 5) Rt 2 Shelley 9, John Michael 5) 222 Coolidge, BiI­ 80x 414, Rolla 65401 --- Calvin & Judith

oxi 39531 --- Bobby & Martha PENNEBAKER (Leigh SCHMIDT (Shara-Lei 8, Shannon 6, Sarah 3) Rt

5, Seth 2) PO Box 160, Star 39167 --- Mary

Box 212, Oak Grove 64075 - - - Ken & Jeanne SCHICK, 760 Lakeland Dr 6-B, Jackson 39216 --- SLOANE (Dara 12, Asa 10, Hannah 8, Jack 4) Mon­ 80b & Keitha WHITAKER (Heather/72, Andy175, iteau Farm, Jamestown 65046 --- Gaylon & Pippin176) 3339 Oakview Dr, Jackson 39212 --- Terrie SMITH (Kish 8) Rt I Box 27, Couch 65690

Lisa & Don ZOOK, 407 8ee St, Natchez 39120

--- Janey & Terry SMITH (Seth 14, Lindsey 12,

MO - Robert & Judith BAKER (Danie I II, Sarah 7) 6 Center Rd, Kirksvi lle 63501

Matthew9) 1216 Center St, Sarcoxie 64862 ---

MT - Michael ATHERTON & Kathy LEWIS (Cor­ John & Barb BARRON (Simon 15 Ammon 12) Rt I ey 71"ox 112, Trego 59934 --- Mel & Jean Box I03C, Mt Grove 65711 ---'ROd & Carol 8ROWN COLGROVE (Tim 18, Ben 6, Micah 5) Grant Star (Joshua 7, Anna 4) Rt I 80x 20, Newburg 65550 Rt, Oi llon 59725 --- Debbie & Ken KERSTEN (Jam­ --- Ilene & James 8URGENER (Candia 8, Celesie 7, Autumn 6, Holly 4, RaChel 2) MONTANA tial 5, Harmony 4) Rt 2 Box 756, Newburg 65550 HOMESCHOOLERS ASSOC, PO Box 1008, 8elgrade

--- Bill & Dorothy CARLSON (EIrena 6) 300 Elm 59714 --- John & Laurie O'CONNOR (Josh 7, Cas­

Grove Ln, Hazelwood 63042 --- Mark & Sally ey 6) 1505 Mansfield Ln, Dillon 59725 --CHENEY (Marty IS, Jarnli 13, Anika 11, Tasha Beorn & Nancy SEARLES (Vajra 71 Rt I Box 111,

MT - NY Eureka 59917 --- Dave & Pam WILLIAMSON (Cobey 12, Jeb 10, Dagan 7, Calen 5) Rt I, Moyie Springs (ID) 83845 NE - Beth ARENDS, 967 1st Av, 8ayard 69334-=--- Ronaele & Russell BERRY (Katherine/ 71, Anne173, Margaret175, Emi Iy178, Russell/ 81) Rt I, Johnstown 69214 --- Harold & Sandy

Justus/83) 13 Sachem Village, W Lebanon 03784 --- Jack, Gail, Bud, Mike & Tim MYLES, 341 Locke Rd, Rye 03870 --- Dan & Jan OLMSTEAD (Aaron 8, Marlais 13) 1119 Portsmouth Av, Greenland 03840 --- Dennis & Barbara PARSHLEY (Sean 10, Jason 9, Nathan 71 PO Box 457, Centre Harbor 03226 --- Chri s & Elaine RAPP

DAVIS (David 11, Debra 8, Daniel 5) Rt 1 Box

(Keith 9, Brian 7, Erica 4) 9 Mizoras Dr, Nash-

90, Brownvi 11 e 68321 - - - Roger & Judy DUERR, ua 03062 - - - Jeanne ROPER (Mi ch ae I 9, Stephen NEBRASKA HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, 4142 Adams,S, Kristen 2) Wilson Rd, Wilton 03086 --- Peg­ Lincoln 68504 --- Albert & Roxanne JANE, 14341 gy SANDOZ (Kate 14, Noli 13, Jesse 11, Molly Castlewood, Waverly 68662 --- Margo KNAPP, 80x 71 RFD Tamworth 03886 --- John & Patricia 665, 602 2nd Av, Bayard 69334 --- Gladys SAVAGE (James 10, Katherine 71 130 Second MARING (boys 10,111 Rt I, Callaway 68825 --Crown Pt, Rochester 03867 --- Jennifer SEIP, Garry & Marilyn MIllER (Charity la, Hannah 8, 70-A Winter St, Portsmouth 03801 --- Stephen & Sarah 4) 6924 N 65th Av, Omaha 68152 --- U. OF Pamela SMITH (Vanessa 14, Lahra 10, Jeremiah NE8. INDEPENDENT STUDY HIGH SCHOOL, Continuing 8, Ariel 6, Lysha 3) Rt 153, E Wakefield 03830 Education Ctr Rm 269, Lincoln 68583 --- Sam & --- Jim & Michele SWISHER (Bi 11 18, Jascha 71 Mary WELSCH, Rt 2 80x 77, Chadron 69337 --Oak Hill Rd, Brookline 03033 --- Ron & Donna Dale & Judy WENZ, 231 Greenwood, Seward 68434 TANNARIELLO (Tammy 16, Laurie 14, Erica 12, --- Dick & Rose YONEKURA (Josh 10, Abi 7, Tes- Sarah 7, Luke 5, Joshua 3) 27 Beacon Dr, Merrisa 3) 7741 E Avon, Lincoln 68505 --- James & mack 03054 --- Janet THORESEN, Rt 4, Grafton Beth ZUEHLKE (James-Eric 8, Matthew ~) NEBRAS- 03240 -- - Jennifer WRIGHT & Stan McCUMBER (VanKA HOME-SCHOOLING EXCHANGE, 80x 96, Rockville essa 14, Andrew/83) Star Rt 2, Charlestown 68871 03603 NV - Maggy ANTHONY, 700 E Peckham Ln NJ - Lucille BENDER, PO 80x 210, Deal #258,><eno 89502 --- Ed & Cher BATEMAN (boys 07723-=--- Janet M. 8ENNETT, 205 Essex Ave, 9,71 Star Rt, Glenbrook 89413 --- Ross CAMPBoonton 07005 -- - Anne BODINE (Jonathan174, BELL, DEEP SPRINGS SCHOOL, Dyer 89010 --- Leon- Karina175, David179) HOLT SCHOOL, 83 Knollwood ard GODICK, 4440 Tamarus St #105, Las Vegas Dr, New Providence 07974 --- Mrs N. BROOK 89109 --- Tom & Miriam MANGIONE (Girls 13, 4, (Nietcha 12) Meadow Gate Farm, Cross Rd, Colte 3) 4561 Sacks Dr, Las Vegas 89122 --- Von & Neck 07722 --- Pam & Dan DELANEY (Daniel 19, Maria SORENSEN (Joey 15, Tony 13, Jared 9) Clo- David 17, Peter IS) 2646 River Rd, Manasquan ver Valley, Wells 89835 08736 --- Sandy OELOPOULOS, 204 3rd Av, 8elmar NH - Salah & Carolyn AL-EGAILY (Sadik IS) 07719 --- Karen & Gerald ELDER (Krista 9, 101 MUSquash Rd, Hudson 03051 --- Rosemary & Robin 5, Dawn 3) MERCER COUNTY HOME EDUCATION David ARMINGTON, 80x 72, Kearsarge 03847 --PROJECT, 505 Scenic Or, W Trenton 08628 --Dennis & Gail CARDON (Jeanette 10, David 8, Frank & Regina ELLIS (8,7,5,3,2) 14 Yorktowne Laura 5, Stephanie 3) 18 Charlotte Av, Nashua Ct, Princeton Junction 08550 --- Cheryl EVER03060 --- Peter & Lou CASS (Aaron 6) RD I, 8ar- HARD (Kathryn 10) 255 Park Av, Old 8ridge rington 03825 --- Steve & Ruth CHERRY (Sasha 08857 --- Meryl & Ron FEINSOD (RachaeI/77, 7, Jered 3) RFD I Box 152A, Danbury 03230 --Luke/8I, Corey/811 NEW JERSEY FAMILY SCHOOL Paul & Kathie DUPONT (Jennifer 8, Lisa 6) NEW ASSOCIATION, RD I Box 7, Califon 07830 --HAMPSHIRE HOME SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER, RFD 2 80x Jose & Martha FERRER (Dennis 13, Rebeca 8, 255, Laconia 03246 --- Kendall DUSTIN (Rosy Aimee 6, Amanda 4) 53 South Dr, E Brunswick II, Ko 9, Asa 6, Deodonne 2) Dustin Rd, Contoo- 08816 - -- Fred & Wendy FOR8ES (8en 12, 8eth cook 03229 --- Ken & Pearlene GAVLIK (Sherry 10, Richard 3) 494 Mary St, Mt Holly 08060 --IS, Michael 11, John & Jeff 9) Chesterfield Stephen & Nancy GERARD (Bob 24, Lillian 14, Rd, RFD I, Winchester 03470 --- Arthur HARVEY Stevie 9) 177 W Mill Rd, Long Valley 07853 --& Elizabeth GRAVALOS (Emily 7, Max 4) Weare Bonnie GORDON, 103 Main St, Millburn 07041 --03281 --- Cheryl KLEIN (Kelly IS, Jason 13) Edward & Kathy HORVATH (Sarah 4, Meaghan 3) 47 Box 552, Derry 03038 --- Albert & Janina LAM8 Kendal Av, Maplewood 07040 --- Doug & Meg JOHN(Juno 13, Rosy 11, Jasmine 8, Roland 6) Brown SON (Corinne 12, Melissa 11, Brad 8, Brendan Hill Rd, Tamworth 03886 --- Abbey LAWRENCE, PO 3) HOME EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER, 337 Downs Box 97, Ctr Tuftonboro 03816 --- Viney LOVESt, Ridgewood 07450 --- Kathy JOHNSON, 27 MaxLAND & Bob COOK (Brenan IS, Misha 14) Red Ear well Rd, Eatontown 07724 --- Ronn KOEPPEL & Farm, Box 233, Gilsum 03448 --- Grace & Joe Wendy HALLGREN (Jonah 4) Box 176, Skillman MATTY (Jason II) 5 Grant St, Derry 03038 --08558 --- Barbara LAFFERTY (Boys 20,19,14,8; Thom McALLISTER & Debi FADDEN, Box 186, North- girl 10) 107 Surrey Rd, Voorhees 08043 --- Barwood 03261 --- Allen & Peggy MYERS (Eben 6, bara LATTO, NEW DIRECTIONS SCHOOL, 135 Change

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97867 --- Doug & Mary Lou MASSEY (Douglas 15, Tara 12, Kimya 7, Kirstin 5) 622 Hidden Valley Rd, Grants Pass 97526 --- Kathy & Chris MOHR (Alicia 16, Aaron 71 Star Rt Box 36, Tenmile 97481 --- Virginia MORGAN, 11495 Slab Creek Rd, Neskowin 97149 --- Lizzie & Steve MURDOCK (Leo 14, Llly 3) Box 11, Cloverdale 97112 --Llnda NITKOWSKI (Camlse 71 31272 GOwdyvl11e Rd, Cottage Grove 97424 --- Jerri & John OTTO, 1864 NW 37th, Lincoln City 97367 --- Holly PORTER, PO Box 592, John Day 97845 --- Suzi & Truman PRICE (Ami 9, Rowan 10) 7225 Talmadge Rd, Independence 97351 --- Pat & Garth PUTNAM (David 16, Shannon 14, Beth 11, Sean 9) 38040 Pengra Rd, Fall Creek 97438 --- QUEST INTERNATIONAL, PO Box 1047, Grants Pass 97526 --Anna QUINN-SMITH (Kristin 13) 5327 NE 35th Av, Portland 97211 --- Mary ROYER, NATIONAL PARENTS LEAGUE, PO Box 3987, Portland 97208 --Jan RUEDIGER (Dylan 9, Jessica 7, Luke 5) lOgO S 8th St HD, Coos Bay 97420 --- Patty RUETER & Jim STOBER (Shard 14, Baird 11, Lucy 5) PO Box 363, Hebo 97122 - - - Ruth, Pau 1a, Scott & Sh i r ley lTeal & Keddy 5) 11330 Takilma Rd, Cave Junction 97523 --- Terry & Teri SANDERSON, Star Rt, Wasco 97065 --- Larry & Karen SHRADER (Krista 13, Kory 11, Scott 8) 13A N Reuben Rd, Glendale 97442 --- Marcia & Carlo SPANI (Shannon 5, Renee 3) 4640 SW 182nd, Aloha 97007 --Lloyd STARK & Donna MILLER (Annie 14, Tanya 9) phone 503-686-2226, Eugene --- Darryl & Susan STORRAR (Lizzy 12, Jenny 10, Mike 7) 22985 Yucca Ct, Bend 97701 --- Michael & Candace SYMAN-DEGLER (Isaac 11, Vanessa 8, Lucien 5) Box 132, Cheshire 97419 --- Aja & Abhaya THOMAS (Vrndavana 10, Gopal 4, Vedisa 2) 4629 SE 64th, Portland 97206 --- Sharon TROMPETER & Charles ANDERSON (Eli 7, Erin 2) Rt I Box 1345, Bandon 97411 --- VALLEY SCHOOL (Kirston Johnson 8, Melissa Vovou 8, Yuri Voght 9, Carina Abernathy 10, Wendy Short Holt 11, Lea Joyer 11, Vasu Bernard 13) PO Box 902, Hood River 97031 --- Julie VAN'T HUL (Jean!77, Maryll8, Jacob / 80) McKay Creek Box 2, Pilot Rock 9786B --- Susan WALTON, 2433 N.W. Quimby St, Portland 97210 --- Pat & Sue WELCH, CHRISTIAN HOME SCHOOLS, 8731 NE Everett St, Portland 97220 --- David & Janis WEYENETH (David Jr 4) 4737 NE 27th Av, Portland 97211 --- Larry & Laura WHITE (Rachel 8, Eli 6) 1005 W 12th St #A, Medford 97501 --- Dennis & Lynne WOLTERS (Bryan 5) 32700 SE Leewood Ln #39, Boring 97009 --Mary YOST, 10150 Slab Creek Rd, Neskowin 97149 PA - Chris & Jan BARLOW (Matthew 6, Dustin 4,RD 11, Muncy 17756 --- Ronald & Diana BASEMAN (Olivia 5, Delia I) 1002 Arborwood Dr, Gibsonia 15044 --- Cindi & Chuck BIGELOW (Shawn 14, Jamin 11, Josh 11, Liza 5, Aeb 3) 201 Jackson Av, Warren 16365 --- Dr Hope BLISS, U of PA Grad School of Ed, 4330 Larch-

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Dr, Bath 18014 --- Karl & Renate KRUMMENOEHL (Joshua 11, Arwen 6) Cricklewood, RD I, Mertztown 19539 --- Keith & Robin LElDHECKER (Josh 7, Adam 3) RD 4 Box 233A, Montoursvi lle 17754 --- Jonathan & Mary Ann LEUPOLD IThane 12, Bran 71 Sun Power Farm, RD 3 Box 168B, Lehigh­ ton 18235 --- Adam LEVINE, 315 S 46th St, Philadelphia 19143 --- Steven & Joyce L1BAL (Ange­ la 8, Autumn 5) RD I Box 87, Little Meadows 18830 --- John & Emily McDERMOTT (Katie 15) 2428 ~ottingham Rd, Bethlehem 18107 --- Bob & Eileen McDOUGALL (Meghan 13, Beth 4) 4 Sylvan Av, Rutledge 19070 --- John & Dianna McHUGH (Judy 12, JJ 11, Joshua 9, Sarah 6) 459 Nan­ tucket Dr, Pleasant Hills 15236 --- Tom & Shari MELBOURNE (John 15, Sarah 13, Andrew 7) 7315 Miller Av, Upper Darby 190B2 --- Walt & Mary MICHALUK (Aaron 7, Jesse 2) Box 45, Keystone Jr College, La Plume 18440 --- Alexei & Cory PANSHIN (Adam 5) RR 2 Box 261, Perkasie 18944 --- Bob & Jean PETERS (Joseph 8, Ashley 6, Meredith 4) RD 2 Box 301-A, New Ringgold 17960 - - - Andy & Lynet te PETERSON (Drew 7) 25 Rose Hill, Smethport 16749 --- Ron & Debbie POOK (Deirdre 9, Daniel 7, James 4) 463 E Lancaster Av, Downington 19335 --- Nan & Dave POR TERFIELD (Link 11, Chik 10) Box 556, Harmony 16037 --- Howard & Susan RICHMAN (Jesse 6, Jacob 3, Molly / B3) WESTERN PA. HOMESCHOOLERS, RD 2, Kittaning 16201 --- Jane & Max RI CHIIOND (Jeffrey 13, Sarah 9, Thomas 8, Rachel 7, Megan & Meredith 5, Judith 3) 608 Woodcrest Av, Aromore 19003 --- James & Rosie RIDDERHOFF (Kevin 15, Amy 13, Molly 9, Michael 7) I E Main St, Schuylkill Haven 17972 --- Carl & Lu Ann RUMBALSKI (Carl 5, Katina 4, Yuri I) Box 18, Mackeyville 17750 --- Dale & Lynn SCHIIIDT (Derek 10, Samuel 6, Rachel 4, Abby 2) 122 Princeton Av, Pittsburg 15229 --- Dean & Robin SCHNEIDER, Valley View Apts, lexington #10, Pottstown 19464 --- Marlene SCIOLE (Libby 12, Mara 10) Phone 215-343-6935, Jamison --- John & Christine SELLERS (Randy 15, Heidi 11, Greg­ ory 8) RD 2 Box 190, Honey Brook 19344 --­ Cecilia SEVERIN, 3243 Parkview Av, Pittsburgh 15213 --- Susan SHILCOCK & Peter BERGSON (Amanda!76, Emily/78, Julia / 81) 314 Bryn Mawr Av, Bryn Mawr 19010 --- Janet SHOEMAKER, Arbutus Woods, RD 10 Box 451, York 17404 --- Debi & Adam SHUMAN (Dawn 7, Miles 5) 5519 Pulaski Av , Philadelphia 19144 --- Lynda SKADDAN, 1140 Old Ford Rd, Huntingdon Valley 19006 --- Jonathan & Beth SPATZ (Amy 9, Ian 6) Fairlie Hill Farm , Cedar Run Rd, RD 3, Allison Park 15101 --- Joe & Judy STOLTZFUS (Jeff 16, Jonathan 14, Jolita 11, Jamie 71 Rt 1 Box 196, Loysville 17047 --Cliff & Lois SUNFLOWER (Beorn 6, Phoebe 4, Bur­ leigh 3) 2371 W Best Rd, Bath 18014 --- UPAT ­ TINAS SCHOOL, RD I Box 378, Glenmoore 19343 --- Len & Carol USEFARA (Michael 11, Mark 7)

OR - PA 97883 --- Don & An BRYANT (Rebecca 13, James 12) 2235 Radcliffe, Klamath Falls 97601 --­ Peggy BUCHANAN (Melissa 9, Rohanna 5) & Sue TAYLOR (Matthew 9, Brooke 6, Jade 11 300 China Gulch Rd, Ruch 97530 --- Paul & Debbie CAVA­ NAUGH (Jessica 8, Justin 4) Box 184, Beaver 97108 --- Fred & Mary CAREY, 5738 SE West fork St, Port I and 97206 - - - Sam & Sherry I CHAMP I E (Jennifer 9, Kristopher 4) John Day Stage, Box 118, Baker 97814 --- Angela & Rick COHEN (Aar­ on 16, Tanya 14, Thorr 12. Raven 8, Mose 5) 950 Garfield, Coos Bay 97420 --- CORVALLIS OPEN SCHOOL, 96D SW Jefferson Av, Corva11 i s 97333 --- Rob & Karen COX (Miss;e 16. Robert 14, Kristina 8) PO Box 556, Reedsport 97467 --- Valerie CRUMP, 11125 Old Woods Rd, Clover­ dale 97112 --- Hans & Clarice DANKERS (Marieka 5) PO Box 318, Boardman 97818 --- Michael & Candace DEGLER (Isaac 10, Vanessa 7, Lucien 5) 26409 Valley View Dr, Cheshire 97419 --- Wi 11 & Debbie DILLON (Islande 3) 11005 Meda Loop, Cloverdale 97112 --- Harold DUNN, Box 684, O'Brien 97534 --- Ron & Kelly ELLENBURG, 3368 Foots Creek Rd, Gold Hill 97525 --- Glen & Sharleen ENGELKING (Melissa 15, Jennifer 13) Star Rt, Union 97883 --- Mark & Linda Short ENGLAND (Wendy 10, Mariva 4) 5730 Dee Hwy, Parkdale 97041 --- Esther EYRE, 52195 E Terra Fern Dr, Sandy 97055 --- Molly FARQUHARSON (Meadow 6, Luke 4) PO Box 552, Dallas 97338 --- Karen FISHER, 38785 Hwy 101 S, Cloverdale 97112 --- Harvey & Prem FREEMAN (Aram 10, Shay­ na 5) PO Box 42495, Portland 97242 --- Karen GELBARD, 37335 Brooten Rd, Cloverdale 97112 --- Richard & Marquetta GEMINIANI (Alicia 12, Damon 10) Rt I Box 245, Scappoose 97056 --­ Barbara & Lee HAGA, 7995 Slab Creek Rd, Neskow­ in 97149 --- Becky & Jay HAGGERTY (Rachael 9, Rima 6) 1026 SE Nehalem, Portland 97202 --­ Janet & Gary HALE (Forest 3) 22628 Hwy 36, Cheshire 97419 --- Loren & Melissa HEUERTZ (Tionne 17, Michelle 14, Nikoli 12, Joshua 9) 19908 E Evans Creek Rd, Centra I Poi nt 97502 --- HOMESCHOOLERS OF LANE COUNTY, Phone 6880794, Eugene --- Suzette HUGHES (Cody 2) 36730 Hwy 101 S, Cloverdale 97112 --- Marcus & Jan HUNT (Jason 3) 7935 Fanno Creek Dr #2, Tigard 97223 --- Bob & Claudia JONES (Alexanderll5, Gwendolyn/80) GOOD SHEPHERD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, Rt 3 Box 132, Sherwood 97140 --- Jayne JOYCE (Laura 12, Alex 9) THE LEARNING CONNECTION, 3530 Galice Rd, Merlin 97532 --- Kaline KLAAS & Wake McGILL (Selene 3, Christine 15) 44200 Hwy 101 S, Cloverdale 97112 --- John & Glenna KOSTER (Megan 6) Rt 2 Box 138, Willamina 97396 --- Ann & Ri3ck LAHRSON (Alice 6, Erin 3) 5360 SW 192, Aloha 97007 --- Sam & Diane LIEBERMAN (Noah 9, Eli 6) 13250 Hwy 66, Ashland 97520 --- Ken & lezlie LONG (Robert 6, Rebecca 4, Richard 3, Rochelle/83) PO Box 38, N Powder GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING #36


PA - VT 284 Temperance Hill, Plymouth 18651 --- liese­ lotte & James VISSER, 100 Shepard, Pittsburgh 15239 --- Marty & Barbie WALLIN (Felicia 7,

Katrina 41 9 Biddle St, Warren 16365 --- Jos­ ette & Mark WARFEL (Jacob 51 PO Box 742, E Stroudsburg 18301 --- Paul & linda WEIKEL (Ter­ ra 13, Jeremy 101 Box 719-B RO 3, Halifax 17032 --- Bob & Janet WilLIAMS (Jenny 13, Mat­ thew 12, Amy 10, Jacob 7, Katie 51 PENNSYLVAN­ IA UNSCHOOlERS NETWORK, RO 2 Box 181, York Springs 17372 --- Bob & Bobbie WITKOWSKI (Kev­ in 10, Beth Ann 81 328 E Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre 18702 --- Dave & Gwen WITMER (Dav­ id 12, Charlotte 10, Jon 8, Caroline 51 Rt 2, Denver 17517 RI - Marie FRIEDEL, NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR GffiED & CREATIVE CHILDREN, 395 Diamond Hill Rd, Warwick 02BB6 --- The McFARlANES (Rob­ ert 16, Jennifer 13, Sean 121 12 Homeland St, Johnston 02919 --- Cathy PAYNE (Tri stan 7J Block Island 02807 --- Colleen POWEll (Richard 101 825 Pontiac Av 13204, Cranston 02910 --­ Peter & Brigitta VAN DAAM (Julia 14, Jessica 11, Percival 7, Paul / 821 46 E George St, Provi­ dence 02906 SC - Tom & Tina MANLEY (Kip 15, Cathy 12, Timmy" laura 41 836 Myrtle Dr, Rock Hill 29730 --- laurel MELSON, 103 Delmar Dr, Simp­ sonvi lle 29681 --- Rick & Nancy RIGDON (Katie 6, Ricky 5, Rebecca 3) 120 Corinne Dr, Green­ ville 29607 --- Charles & Delores WHITE (Rach­ el 9, Wil 8, Benji 7, Nathan 6, Robin 5, Wes­ ley 4, Brian 2, Travis / 821 Rt 2 Box 416, Pe I zer 29669 SO - JoAnn BAUMBERGER (Aryca 7, lyge 41 Nemo Iff Box 1033, Deadwood 57732 --- Betty BRECK (Krissy 101 Groton 57445 --- Shirley FREDERICK, 5007 Pierre, Rapid City 57701 --­ Mary NADY (Anna 10, Molly 81 PO Box N, Garret­ son 57030 --- Phyll i s & larry SCHRAG (Matthew 9, Benjamin 7) RR 2 Box 15, Marion 57043

TN - ASSIST, PO Box IB51, Knoxville 37901 --- lewis & Rosalynn BANNING (lewis 131 Rt 3 Box 389, Dunlap 37327 --- George & Pat BUCK (T g, C 7J Rt 2 Box 203, Elizabethton 37643 --­ Shannon & Bill BUSH (Wi 11 41 267 E 7th St, Cookevi lle 38501 --- Nancy COOMES, 1114 N Tenn. Blvd, Murfreesboro 37130 --- Phyllis &

MIllER (Jacob 9, Aaron 61 PO Box 205, Collier- 78676 --- Michael JONES, MATHEMATICS BY MAIL, ville 38017 --- Cynthia MOORE, Rt 3 Box 265A, 6147 Desco Dr, Dallas 75225 ___ David & Carol can Fork 84003 --- FAMILY EDUCATION ASSN, 575 Waynesboro 38485 --- Carolyn ROHRIG (Selah 5, KENT (Robert 8, Susannah 6, Zachary 4, David S 5th West, 8righam City 84302 --- Clint & Valley 31 PO Box 401, Charleston 37310 --- Tom 21929 E 50th, Austin 78751 ___ Janet & Bill Gayle GROTEGUT, 1770 E Old Mill Rd, Cedar City & Charlene SEElHDRST (Daniel 21 Rt 3 Box 144, KINGSEPP (Steve 10, Tanya 51 Gen Del, Hawkins 84720 --- Mlchael & Patricia GURLEY (8rendan Harrogate 37752 --- Charles & Linda SORREll 75765 ___ laura & John KNOll, 134 Valero, San 13, Cindy 91 PO Box 1072, Monticello 84535 --­ (Michelle 7, Krishelle 51 Rt 3 Box 37, Johnson Antonio 78212 ___ Dennis & Susan lAFFIN (Greg Gary & Janean HAll, 6848 Crest St, W Valley City 37601 --- lois & Hubert VAN TOl (Joshua 6, Brian 41 3118 Trafalas Ct, Garland 75042 Clty 84120 --- Ken & laurie HUFFMAN, 641 E Mal­ lO, Naomi 8, ladd 51 4024 Elliston, Memphis --- Jerry & Gale LaFLEUR (Joe 7, Beverly 51 lbu Cr, Salt lake City 84107 --- Tony & Cathy 38111 --- John & Gwendolyn WEST (Jason 13, 4324 Effie In, Bellaire 77401 ___ Becky lUERA JENSEN, Box 543, layton 84041 --- Steve & (Jessica 9, Renee 7J Rt 2 Box 303A, New Boston Susie KERR, 288 E Center, Spanish Fork 84660 Nathan 12, Charissa 51 2272 Kimbrough Woods PI, Germantown 38138 --- Mr & Mrs Wm WilBANKS --- Dick & Joyce KINMONT (!'ndrea/66, Ritchie / 75570 --- Joan & Phil MAXCY (Jana 5, lena 31 (Brett 18, David 16, Debbie 141 Rt 3 80x 228, 219 E Woodln Blvd, Dallas 75216 ___ Meg & 68, RobbiellO, Tinall2, Karill4, Millill7, Wayne MESEBERG (Amy B, Sarah 7J Rt I Box 358, Becky / BO, Krystal/831 AMERICAN HOME ACADEMY, Linden 37096 . TX - Jeanlne AITKEN, ASHLEY'S HOME TUTOR Pearland 77581 ___ METER SCHOOLS, PO Box 427, 2770 S 1000 W, Perry 84302 --- David & Pat KlTS,l'"O Box 102, POlnt 75472 --- Kathryn AlEX- Rosharon 77583 ___ Don & Sandy MIllER (Nicki 3AWRENCE, 5112 W 1770 S, Provo 84601 --- Jlm & ANDER & Roger BOXWEll (Jennifer 5, Julia / 821 16, Tracey 13, Atina 101 FAMILY lEARNING CEN- 8:~~~ ::~I~, 126~u~~,ggS Av, Salt lake Clty PO Box 185, Paris 75460 --- AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TER, 1404 Sweet Gum, Conroe 77385 ___ Jess & ___ H r orma ,180. 600 S, logan 84321 ACADEMY, PO Box 1162, lewisville 75067 --- Har- linda MIllS (Tammy 16 Michael 14 Amy 11 Dav­ a vey & Karen lUTHER (Jaredll3, Joshua/ old BAER, HOME SCHOOLING INSTITUTE OF TEXAS, id 9, Jess 61 1001 Kathleen Dr, Pieasanto~ ~~;u~a~~;~r~~: ~~b~~~~~811 700 Sunset Circle, 7425 S Gessner, Houston 77036 --- Mary Jane & 78064 --- David & Patricia Fair MOUTON (Shaun St M 84107 ___ B bN&ACADEMY, 184 Vlne ' ,urra y Ken BERNTSEN (Jay 11112000 Sawmill Rd #2212, 5, Bridget 31 Rt 6 80x 40, Tyler 75704 ___ a Evelyn OWENS, 232 N Regina PONGRASS, 21131 Park Tree, Katy 77450 ;~~c~'B~~g~n 84321 --- Jeannlne PARVATI & FredWoodlands 77380 --- The 80WDENS, Rt 380x --- Chuck & Judy ROSEN (Nathan 7, levi 21 2931 THE AlCHE~ICi~c~:~~R~' ~~e~enn;9~' ~annon 41 270-G, Cleveland 77327 --- Jim & Rose Ann BURKEL (Susan 17, John 12, David 81 Rt I Box Ocean Way, league City 77573 --- SAN ANTONIO 84754 __ _ , o x ! onroe . 31-B, Crandall 75114 --- Tina BURNETT (Cory 41 HOMESCHOOlERS ASSOC, 512-533-9693, San Antonio 80, Andrea~~~: fl~e~ti06~A~S~~ (~~~!~7:46~~'k / Rt 4 Box 476, Marble Falls 78654 --- Jlm & --- Terry & Jennlfer SCOGGIN (Teryn 8, Thann --- David & Emmalou PENROD 2ui5 W 1025 N Jeanie CARDEN (Joshua 9, Jason 61 CHRIST IAN 31 Box 503, Clarendon 79226 --- Rolf & Carol Ogden 84404 --- Dan & Bonnie PERKINS 12063 CHARACTER ACADEMY, Rt 2 Box 45-0, Aledo 76008 lani SEELBACH (Jennifer 4, Christoffer / 831 1350 W, Riverton 84065 ___ Steve & P~m ROBIN~ --- Margaret CINQUE, 439 E Maln St, Yorktown 9234 8lScayne Blvd, Dallas 75218 --- Paula & SON (Jared 15 Camd 13 KilO 78164 --- Brian & Melinda CRAIG (Jason / 8I, All- Bob SINGLETON (Stephanie 31 1131 Haines, Dal­ Box 16 Star Rt, Newe~astie ~4~56 :_~U~:~!s4~Al_ lson / 831 2003 Karen! longvlew 75603 --- Jess & las 75208 --- Rlchard STARK, PO Box 66, N ISBURY, THE JOHN HOLT lEARNING CENTER PO B x Chrls DELGADO (Gabrlella 17, Joslah 12, Jereml- Zulch 77872 --- Alfred & Joyce STANUSH (Lita 520794, Salt lake City 841,2 --_ David & Ba~ah 61601 NFrances St, Terrell 75160 --19, Nonl 17, Andy 141 1518 N Main, Pleasanton bara STOUTNER (Soren 6, Carrilla 41 c / o l dia Charles & llnda DUNCAN (Pam 14, Ken 81 Box 78064 --- Jerry & Nancy STEVENS (Shanta 121 Sorenson, 307 Wist S, Manti 84642 ___ D~n & 8008 Colony loop Dr, Austln 78724 --- SUMMIT laurie TAFT, 11666 S 675 E Draper 84020 __ _ 3243, lubbock 79412 --- Charles & Peggy EDWARDS (Chrlstopher 41 1722 Ashford Hollow, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, 13789 Noel Rd, Suite 123, UTAH HOME EDUCATION ASSOC 'PO Box 6338 Salt Houston 77077 :-- Dlane & Jack ELDER (Jesse Dallas 75240 --- Betty & Paul SWASLIO (laura lake City 84106 ' , 10, DeVln 6, Rlchard 41 Casa Oscar Romero, 311 5, Chrlstle 31 Rt I Box 546, Paris 75460 --VT - Jan & Frank ASCH (Devinll91 RR I Wentz, San Benlto 78586 --- Margaret & Mlchael TEXAS FAMILY SCHOOLS CO-OP, PO Box 466, Elgin Box 84" Middletown S 05757 ___ Ch 78621 -:- TEXAS HOME EDUCATION COALITION, 1112 AUTUMN, Box 49, RiPto~g~5766 ___ Deni~~e~~:T_ EZZEll, 105 W Woodlawn, San Anto",o 78212 --Jane FENN, 4618 Avenue SI. Galveston 77550 --- Mlllsprlngs, Rlchardson 75080 --- David WEST- TIE, Middletown Spgs 05757 --_ Kath & Sas James & Penny GAllAGHER (Jamey 101 16419 Shady HEIMER, 6915 Zapata, Houston 77083 --- Roy & 8lAIR (8ecky 81 RFD I 80x 351, Wate~ville Elms Dr, Houston 77059 --- Edward & Deborah Debra WILKINSON (Solomon 10 Jamal 9 lua 21 05492 Ji & N t I' CASCO (S 8 GATES (Terra 7, Jacy 41 Rt 2 80x 195, Coleman Siesta Park #41, San Marcos'78666 --: larry & Caleb ';;-Mid~leto!n"s~es 05757 _~~ l~r~eg:nD~;_ lene DAVIS (Christine~, Jerem 61 RFD i E 76834 --- Barbara &Ed GONZALEZ (Tala.IO, Mlca Sally WILSON, Rt 2 Box 16, Lindale 75771 7, Renata 41 5103 Slrretta, San AntonlD 78233 Rlchard & Kathy WILSON (Shad 7, Sash a 5, Sari Fairfield 05448 --- Kathie & H~rbert DeWEES --- Darlene GRAHAM (Grant 17, Graham 14, Crys­ 31 Rt 4 Box 164A, Terrell 75160 (Hannah 13, Esa 91 RD I Box 200, Vershire tal 11, Glnger 61 Rt 10 Box 1349, Tyler 75707 UT - Andrew ALLISON, 8412 McDowell Ct, W 05079 --- Ruth & David GAIllARD (Jack 9 luke --- Karen HATCHETT (Ethan 121 4327 Vande I la, Jordan"l!4084 --- Rene BELCHER, 4207 S SOD E, 51 RFD Box 123, E Hardwick 05836 ___ Art HARDallas 75219 --- Hardy & Dlana HENDERSON-lEWIS Salt lake Clty 84107 --- Neal & MarCla BOSSRIS, Red Mountain Rd, Arlington 05250 ___ Mar­ (levl 11, lemuel 9, Serenlty 7J 205 Northgate HARDT, Box 1087, Redmond B4652 --- Richard & tha HEITKAMP (24,23,13,131 Middletown S s Dr, San AntonlO 7B218 --- Blll & Mary Jean HER- Marl anne BRERETON (Malanll3, Christinall5, 05757 --- Cynthia & Richard lARSON (Chr~~toPhMANN (Sarah 8, Emlly 6, An",e 41 103 Rlver Brookell9, Brlanna/ 821 MOUNTAIN HOME SCHOOL, er 7, Daniel 6, luke 41 RFD, Wells 05774 __ _ Rldge Rd, Sealy 77474 --- James & Nancy HUHTA 1217 N 800 E, I A-2, logan 84321 --- Donna & Catherine lOWTHER, RD I, Worcester 05682 __ _ (Brooke 8, Blalse 514422 Creekbend Dr, Hous­ lynn BROCK (lynn Jr/68, Richardlll, Jaredll3, Hilary Jean & Barbara lYTTON (Krystal 14 Abi­ ton 77035 --- Sylvester & Delores JACKSON Danlel1l51 205 1st Av, Helper 84526 --- Steve gail 41 Rt I Box 49, Vergennes 05491 ---\eith (Mary-DlDnne 12, Kelly 61 15222 Dunstable In, & Elaine CAIN, 1314 W 200 S, Vernal 8407B --- & Pat MATTISON (Brian 11, Heather Joy 91 Corn­

Jay DOTTS, Rt 4 Box 244, Waynesboro 38485 --­ DRY CREEK COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Rt I, Dowelltown 37059 --- Todd & lynn EASTIN (Hanna 6, Maren 51 Rt I, Shady Valley 37688 --- Wayne & l igia HER8ERT (Oran 13, Linda 91 Rt 2 80x 43, Pros­ pect 38477 --- Peggy HOllADAY, CIRCLE OF FRIENDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL, 80x 168B Rt 2, Clif­ ton 38425 --- Jim & Barbara HOLT (Seth 7J 207 Reed Av, Greeneville 37743 --- Jim & Barb JOYNER (Cosette 101 Sunshine Ridge Rt I, l iber­ ty 37095 --- Darrell lUCK, Dunmire Hollow, Rt Channelvlew,l7530 --- Dennls & E11y ~AMES 3 80x 265A, Waynesboro 38485 --- larry & Kathy (Rena 9, Bnan 51 Rt 1 Box 189-B2, Wlmberley

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ligia ALVAREZ (Antares 5) BoXll82";" Luquillo. Puerto Rico 00673 --- Max & Conny CHOW (Jing Mel 4) Calle Barranquitas 52. Apt I-B. San­ turce Puerto Rico 00907 -- - Gonzalo & Patricia DE FERNOS (Rodngo 17. Beatriz 15. Fausto 12.

NY 14850 --- Mario Pagnoni. 76 Emsley Ter. Methuen 01844 --- Sheryl Schuff. 8156 Lieber Rd. Indianapolis IN 46260; 317-259-4778

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Vila Mayo #3A. Condado Puerto Rico 00907 --John & Karen PORTER (Mi scha I) 0 ICC Med. APO

Island RI 02807 --- Naomi Siegl (Sage 3) 10 Yonge Blvd. Toronto. Ont. M5M 3G5

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Martha : 14850 --- EDUCATION OTHERWISE Visit Exchange.

Mi 'gatan 1, 582 66 linkOj)"iTl'g, Sweden --- Les­

Helen Holland, Inholms Farm, Plumpton Green,

ley & Roger OOWNIE (Kathleen 7-;-r;;aii 9) c / o

Sussex BN7 30E . England

Oept of Zoology, Univ of West Indies, St Augus­ Travelling Families: The Bohrens, 712 tine Trinidad Pelican AV, New orleans LA 70114 --- Wendy -----GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING #36

Forbes. 494 Mary St. Mt Holly NJ 08060 --­

Station A, Toronto M5W lX5 --- Don & Sharron OWENS (Miranda 7. Melissa 3) Box 800 RR 1. Stroud LOL 2MO --- Adrian & Louise POPE (Sean

14, Sasha 11 , Marsha 6) Harwood North, Picker­ ing --- Sue & Norris POUND (Jeremy & Me li ssa 8, Rebecca 6, Rachel 2) 43 Doncaster Dr, Erama­ lea L6T IS8 --- Rolf & wendy PRIESNITZ (Heidi 12. Melanie 11) CANADIAN PLLIANCE CF HOME

SCHOOLERS. 195 Markvi lIe Rd . Unionvi lIe L2R

4V8 --- Marga RAUDSEPP (Hanno 11. Raja 8.

Lai ne 6, Jako 4) 20 Paperbi rch Dr. Don Mi 11 s M3C lE7 --- Helen & Oavid SENTESY (Deven 9. Mark 6. Rowan 3) RR 6. Perth K7H 3C8 --- SID­ NEY LEDSON SCHOOL. 33 Over 1and Dr. Oon Mi 11 s M3C 2C3 --- Naomi SIEGEL (Sage 5) 10 Yong. Blvd. Toronto M5M 3G5 --- Mary SYRETT. 24f Airdrie Rd, Toronto M4G lNl --- Ann & Gerry VAN REGAN (Heidi 9. Kaeli 7. Jakob 4. Ziara 2) 130 Marlborough Av. Ottawa KIN 8G2 --- B.C.P. WHITMAN. Box 775. Hagersville NOA IHO P.LI. - Carol & Roger HOGE (Erin 10.

Oorian"'"T,J(inathan 2) RR 1. Cardigan COA lRO

--- Pam & Reji MARTIN (0 17. S 15. Seamus 8.

Sage 5. Micah 4) Box 1026. Montague COA H .O

--- Heather STEWART & Gary WATERMAN (Ben 5.

Abram 3) RR 1. Montague COA 1RO

QUE - Abdul & Ayesha ABDUL-WADUD (Yasin 5. Junaya 3) 1265 Ouimet #11 . Montreal H4L 3P8 --- Paul & Carole COULC~BE (Ra i ssa 7. Paul 5. Rebecca 2) PO Box 513. St Andre Avellin JOV lWO --- Helen FOX (Nondini 18. Maria 14. Cybelle 9) 137 Rang Ruisseau. St Clet JOP ISO --- QUEBEC HOMESCHOOLING ADVISORY. 4650 Aca­ dia, Lachine H8T lN5 --- Danny & Teresa TlTlLEY (Nathan 8. Naomi 6. Caleb 1) 2131

Prud'HolTllle Av, Montreal H4A 3H3 SASK - Gloria & Herman BOERMA (Clarin / 69. Erln778. Laurel / 8ll 1710 Prince of Wales

Av. Saskatoon S7K 3E5 --- Evangeline GODRON

(Fidelia 21. Ericka 13. Pa ul 11 . Huey l~) PO

Box 1591 , Moose Jaw S6H 7K7 - -- Erwin & Zelma KLINGER (Tamara 16) Box 155. Sedley SOG 4KO --- Melanie STEELE, 524 12th St E. #2B. Saska­ toon S7N OH2

Don GREENHOW, 39 Lincoln Green, Markham l3P lR6 --- Pat & Richard KERR (Carolyn 15. Sunny 10. Gordon 8. Roseann 6. Allison 3) RR 3. Dal­ keith KOB lEO --- Paul & Oiana LEE (Christoph­ er 7. Matthew 5) 80x 286. Pontypool LOA 1KO --- Mar9aret LeFEVRE (Mathieu 11. Jocelyn 8) Box 1197. New Liskeard POJ IPO --- Eric & Elaine MARSHALL (Alene 7. Ryan 4) RR 1. Enter­ prise KOK lZO --- Stephen MARSHALL & Theo DAWSON (Jess i ca 7. Chen sa 4 . Shannon II Gen Del. Locust Hill LOH IJO --- Barney & Pat McCAFFREY (Blaise 18, Al1l11on 16, Daniel & Gabriel 14) Wilno --- Mary Sun Rose McDADE (Crow 13. Ahnee 11) Killaloe KOJ 2AO --- Burt & Anra MYERS (Drew 10. Beth 8) RR 1. 8rooklin ZOB lCO --ONTARIO HOME SCHOOLERS NEWSLETTER. PO Box 6688

Shumaker-Pruitt. 172 E Lincol n, Cheboygan MI 49721

OTHER LOCATIONS CewlS & C.e l a GOLDSTEIN. PO Box B. Pa~o Pago American Samoa 96799 --- ALTERNATIVE EDU ­ CATION RESOURCE GROUP. 54 Pat'k St. Hawthorn. Victoria 3122. Australia --- Lyn CARGILL (Skye

181) 148 Henson~sbury. Brisbane Austra­

lia ~107 --- Peter & Sue CREALEY (Maria r,-­ ;eon 6) 68 Oriel Rd. Clayfield. Queensland

4011 Australia - -- Ct.ristine GAZJAGC U.rr.; 8, Pablo~l St, Maroubra, rlS\~ 2035, Austra­ lia -_. Lauris JEPHCOTT. 101 Ple asant Rd-;--li'dW­

'£nOrn, Victoria 3121, Australia --- Bruce & Juliana RICKARD (Joann~an 5. Pdam 3.

Dwayne 6) 48 Riggall St, Broadmeadows, Victor­ ia Australia 3047 --- Jot.n & Caroline PORTER

City 95959; Donna Soldano, Administrator. South

MA - Barnstab l e Pub li c Schools. 230 Hyannis 02601; Jane Sheckells. Cur­

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riculum Director. Rockland Public Schools. Rockland 02370; Supt. John W. Rogers .

Southern Berkshire Regional School Dis­ trict, Sheffield 01257; Director of Guidance , Paul Shafiroff. NY - Ithaca School District, Ithaca 14850;0. Douglas Hart. Dir. of Pupil

Personne 1. PA - Southwest Butler County Schoo l Dis­ FRIENDLY SCHOOL DISTRICTS

We are printing a list of school dis­ tricts that are willingly and happily coopera­ ting with home schoolers, and who are willing to be listed in GWS as doing so. One reason for such a 1i st: we want to encourage and reassure school officials who may be hesitant about approving home sChool­ i ng. and let them know that there are other districts enjoying 900d relationships with their home schooling families. Also , families who are willing to move to escape a difficult situation with school officials would have at least some ideas about where to go. We will only list these school districts under the following conditions: 1) The fami 1y has to be not just satis­ fied but pleased with the cooperation the schools are g1v1ng to their home schooling efforts . 2) The schools themselves have to be pleased with the relationship with the family . 3) The family has to be happy with the idea of

asking the schools whether they want to be included in this list. If they feel that list­ ing the schools, or asking the schools if they want to be listed, may endanger their good present relationship, then they shouldn't ask. 4) The sChools themselves have to be happy about being included in the list. If they are uneasy about it, or fear that it may get them in trouble with someone, we'd rather not sub ­ ject them to that ri sk. So - if your district is cooperating with your home schooling, and you would like them to be on this list, ask them, and let us know if they say to go ahead. By the way, we would also like to list school districts that would like to help home schooling families, but havenof been able to do so because no families have yet asked them.

trict.1<IJ 1. Harmony PA 16037; Ron Snyder. Supt.

CERTIFIED TEACHERS

Here is a complete list of certified teachers who have told us they are wi 11 i ng to help home-schoolers: South CA (Zi~S to 94000): Ruth ARTHURS. 2320 Ches tn ut Av.ong Bch 90806; 213 - 595-4181 K-8 -- - Ginny ATHERTON. 4420 Boston Av. La Cre­ scenta 91214; 213-249-1285; music --- John BOS­ TON. PO Box 92. Escondido 92025 ; 619-749-1522

--- Sandy DOERFEL, 766-8 E. Mission Av, Escon­ dido 92025; math 7-12 --- Herb ert HAMMER. 7001 Alvern St 'A. Los Angeles 90045; 213-649-2975; K-8 --- Phyllis MOTTOLA. 728 Chiquita Rd. San­ ta Barbara 93103; 805-965 - 4838; elem & Montes­

sori --- Telia NUNN. 1225 S Boyle Av, Escondi­ do 92027 --- Richard STONE. 153 N Yosemite. Fresno 93701 -- - Wendy ZACUTO. 7111 Shoshone Av. Van Nuys 91406; 213-705-0312 North CA (Zips 94000 & up): Hope ADAMS.

2392 Kenwood Av, San Jose 95128 --- Connie

ALLEN-MENTE. 7697 Isabel Av. Cotati 94928; 707-795-0142; K- 12 - - - Ellen CAREY. 12597 Maple Glen Rd. Glen Ellen 95442; e l em --­ Terri CHRISTL. 144 Molitas Rd. Danville 94526; K- 7 & Spec Ed --- Mari lyn DEVORE . Suza nne BYRNS. Jill MOCIUN. IDEA & CO. PO Box 298. N San Juan 95960 --- Sharon GREENE. PO Box 52. Carlotta 95528; 707-768 - 3175 --- Miriam HAYNES. 3764 La Donna Av. Palo Alto 94306; elem -- - Roger W. LANGTON . 1221 Susan Way. Sunnyvale 94087; 7-12 --- David LEO-NYQUIST. 1920 A Blake St. Berkeley 94704 ; K-12 Frances NICHOLSON. 129 Austin Ct. San Jose 95110; K-12 --- Kurt ROSSBACH. 2720 N Shingle Rd. Shing le Spgs 95682; 916-677-4555; K- 12 CO - Joanne BOLICK. 205 Washington St. CA - Lodi Unified School District. 835 W Denver,,0203; 303-744-8149; reading --- Sandra Lockfora St. Lodi CA 95240; 209-369-7411; Ron GUNTHER. 2923 Sunset Dr. Golden 80401; 7-12 . Alsop. Asst. Supt. of Elem. Ed. languages --- Mikelyn WARD. 13400 Rd 32. San Juan Ridge Union School District, Platteville 80651; K-12. reading Oak Tree School, 18847 Oak Tree Rd, Nevada f! - Joan CARLSON. 256-B Cosey Bch Av.


Haven 06512; 467-9222 --- Geoffrey SMITH, 365 Bellevue Rd, New Haven 06511; 203-787-5659; Eng., math 7-12, admin GA - Mary LOWE, 100 Beaverlake Dr #4, Ellijay3D54D; K-8, Spec . Ed, Admin. IL - Janet DAVIS, 27D5 N University Av, Decatur62526; English IA - Margaret SMITH, 506 E 25th St S, Newton,0208; elementary ME - John POULI N, Box 92, Sorrento 04677 R1) - Frances MDYER, 8283 Portsmouth Dr, Severnl"1l44 --- Karen SHAVIN, 1708 Hollins St, Baltimore 21223 --- Manfred SMITH, 9085 Flamepool Way, Columbia 21045; Soc. Studies, 5-12 MA - Dani e 11 e FENNEMA, RFD 4 Box 56, South "Great Rd, Lincoln 01773 --- Dr. Denise KUHN, EDUCATI ONAL POTENT IAL SERV ICES, 235 Wood ­ land Rd, Mi lton 02186 --- Greta LAWRENCE, Box 336, Washington 01223; K-8 & counselor ---

Henry MARCOUX, 40 Concord St, Maynard 01754; 617-897-7774 --- Mario PAGNDNI, 76 Emsley Ter, Methuen 01844 MI - Jill BASTIAN, 913 Heights Rd, Lake Orion 4!1035; Fr., Eng . , reading --- Ron HARRISON, EDUCATI ONAL TUTDR ING NORTHWEST, 22050 Meri ­ dian, Novi 48D5D; 348-8230 - - - Di nah MORR ISON, 2352 Dobie, Mason 48854; 7-12 English --- Judy PACKARD, AuSable State Forest, PO Box 78. Fred­ eric 49733; K-8 & Special Ed --- Bro . James

PETRAIT, 1732D Rosemont Rd, Detroit 48219; h. s . science --- Patti PITCHER, 1815 Brenner,

Saginaw 48602 MN - Valerie SWEDLUND, 498D Shady Island Cir, MOUnd 55364; K-6 NV - Leonard GODICK, 444D Tamarus St #105, Las Vegas 891D9 NH - Ramona PATTERSON, 33 Patrician Shores-;r.teredith D3253 - - - Jennifer SElP, 70A Winter St, Portsmouth D3801 NJ - Barbara HIGGS. Pennington Profes­ sional---rtr, 65 5 Main St. Pennington 08534; elem & adm;n --- Sandy MAOKIFF, 207 Coar; Av,

Minotola 08341; K-12 Eng. --- Diane TASSEY, 34 Pine St, Vernon 07462; 827-4502 NY - Lyman BARRY, 9297 Shaw Town Line Rd, Nuncra 14517; science --- Joyce HOUCK, RR 1 Box 148A, Brant Lake 12815; elem. --- Virginia JAECK, RD Box 74, Hartwick 13348; 607-293-6176 --- Martin MILLER, Aikens Rd, RD 1, Watkins Glen 14891; math, sci., accounting NC - Linda MORGAN, 1720 Flynnwood Dr, Charlotte 282D5 OH - Mary Anne HIGGINS, Individualized Instruction and Guidance Agency, 3281 Mapleway Ln, Columbus 43204; 486-5082 --- Paul HILSTON, 3420 Wi 11 i ams Ct, Avon 44Dll; 7 -12 sci ence OR - Ann LAHRSON, 5360 SW 192, Aloha 97007;1(-8 --- Mary L. MAYFIELD, 28915 Liberty Rd, Sweet Home 97386; 503-367-2474; 5-12

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2~~S~~~YH~f l~iC!09\3i5h001, PO Box 5181, Pensacol a Chri st i an Correspondence School, Box 18000, Pensacola Fl 32523 Quest Academy, 515 S 48th St, Suite 106, Tempe Az 85282; 602-966-604D Quest International, PO Box 1047, Grants Pass OR 9/526 Rod & Staff Publisners, Crockett KY 41413; 606-522-4348 Schoolmasters, 1505 Wellington Dr, Bedford VA 24523; 703-586-0955

Seton Home Study Program, PO 80x 1938, Manas­

sasVA22110 Textbooks for Parents, Box G209, Kendrick 10 83537 U. of Nebraska Inde endent Stud on ,nu1ng ucatlon 68583 Weimar College Child Development Program, Box A, welmar tA 95J36 Directory of home study schools: Nat'l Home Study Council, 1601 18th St NW, Wash. DC 20009 . See also Peterson's Guide: 1ndeeendent Study Through Correspondence Instrucbon, 1983-95. Aval t. from Holt Assoclates, $5.65 + post.

PA - Dr. Hope C. BLISS, U. of Pa, Grad MO - Sandy Hamilton, Rogers & Hamilton, Middlefield, #S-30l, Mountain View CA 94043; 2806 6Trd Pl, Cheverly MD 2D785; 301 - 772-2347 415-969-9981 19104 --- Ruth BUTLER, 14B Chickasaw, Pitts­ MA - Eugene J. Burkart, 566 Main St, Prof. Richard King, Ed. Dept., Univ . of burgh 15237; K-B --- Noelle SICKELS, 36 Frank­ Walthaiil02154; 617-899-5337 Victoria, Box 1700, Victoria BC, V8W 2Y2 lin Av, Rosemont 19010; K-B , NJ & PA. MI - Dustin Ordway, 330 E Kingsley, Ann Dr. Hal Lenke, 4233 N. 42nd Pl., Phoenix RI - Gerald HARKINS, 60 Spruce St, War­ Arbor 4!1104 AZ 85018; 602 - 955-9449 wick On86; 401-738-0227 MO - Robert Baker, On the Square, Sar­ Dr. John McDermott, Assoc. Prof . , Dept. TN - Shannon BUSH, 267 E 7th St, Cooke­ coxie ~862 of Ed., Moravian College, Bethlehem PA 18018 ville 1'8"501; K-8 --- Darrell LUCK, Dunmire Hol­ NJ - Mark W. Fox, 2101 Park Av. 5 Plain­ Dr. Chalmers E. Means, Dir. Reading Pro­ low, Rt 3 Box 265-A, Waynesboro 38485 --grams, State Univ. College, Oneonta NY 13820 field "07080; 201-755-62DO Linda SORRELL, Rt 3 Box 37, Johnson City 37601 NY - David J . Mandel, 360 W 36th St, New Michael J . Murphy, Assoc. Prof., U. of TX - Jeff WAHRMUND, Rt 1 Box 290AA, Lex­ York lUtYla Saskatchewan, College of Education, Saskatoon, i ngton/8g47 NC - Lee A. Holley, PD Box 156, Buies Sask . , Canada S7N OWO UT - Jennie TEA, 543 Nichols #2, Moab Creek mD6 Dr. Paul Nash, School of Ed, Boston 84532 Gerald KING, Utah State U, Triad 7L, OH - Richard Moore, 6929 W 130 St, Ste. Univ, Boston MA 02215 Logan 84321 60D, Cleve 1and 44130; 216-845-6800 Andy Peterson, Licensed Psycho 1ogi st, 25 VT - Kathi KEARNEY, Box 407, Johnson OK - John Eidsmoe, DRU Law School, 777 S Rose Hi 11, Smethport PA 16749 State roll ege, Johnson 05656 Lewis,Iulsa 74171 Edward Pino, former school superintenWA - Barbara COOK, 574 S Jacob Miller OR - Prof . Brendan Stocklin-Enright, Wil- dent, 189 Antelope Tr, Parker CD 80134 Rd, Port Townsend 98368; special ed --- Debby Charles Pregger (History - SUNY) 19 lar­ 1ametteUniv . , College of law, Salem 97301 --HALPERIN, 1645 10th Av #203, Seattle 98102 --- Phil Studenberg, 439 Pine St, Klamath Falls nard St, Potsdam NY 13676 Lynn NDRDHAGEN, Rt 2 Box 178-D, Chattaroy 99003 92601 Nancy Reckinger, 8679 Valley Flores Dr, WI - Jeanne BDURQUIN, Rt 2 Box 764,

PA - Jim Tobak, 201A Drown Hall, LeHigh Canoga Park CA 91304 Cable "5l821 --- Susan BROOKS, Rt 2 Box 237, Jack Robertson, Prof. Emeritus, New York Univ.,irethlehem 18D15; 215-861-3407; lawyer New Auburn 54757; 1-6 --- David GRAPENTINE, Rt in Mass . & R. l. Univ, PO Box 55, Greig NY 13345 1 Box 450A, Map 1e 54854; 1-6 - - - Linda SC - Timothy Farr, 15 Gallery Ctr, Prof. Albert Schatz, 6097 Sherman St, HUGDAHL, 226 E Dean, Madi son 53716 - - - John & TaylorS-2g687; 244-7122 Philadelphia PA 19119 Eleanor THDMASON, Rt 1 Box 91-B, Mason 54856; TN - William Bush, Rural Legal Services Paul Daniel Shea, M.A., Ed.D., 1450 science & elem of TN,Arcade Bldg. Courthouse Sq. Cookeville Beacon St., Suite 801, Brookline MA 02146; OTHER - Irene TODD, RR 1. Dufresne, Man. 38501; 615-528-7436 --- Ed Falkowski, 111 S 617-277-4214 CanadallllAOJO; K-12 --- Jean WILSON, 13 Lang­ Main Av, PO Box 18, Fayetteville 37334 ~use Close, Ham Corrrnon, Richmond, Surrey TX - Dave Haigler, Box 61782, Dallas TW10 7SJ, England 75261; ""185-9550 --- Egon R. Tausch, Landmark CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS OR BOOKS Bldg #906, Alamo Plaza, San Antonio; 512-227­ Abilities Research Associates, PO Box 7. 8208 JOShua Iree CA 92252; 114-366-2740 VA - Peter W.D . Wright, 2702 Parham Rd FRIENDLY LAWYERS American Christian Academy. PO Box 1162, Lewis­ #21D, lITchmond 23229; 804-270-0250 AK - Tom Digrazia, Box 1724, Bethel 99559 WI - Mark L. Perrine, 5141 2nd StW,PO vl11elx/5061 tJ( - Duncan Frissell, 1719 San Jose Av, American Home Academy Materials, 2770 S 1000 Box 384, Ashland 54806; 715-682-5166 W, Perry 0 I 84302 San Francisco 94112; 415-441-0102 American School, 850 E 58th, Chicago IL 60637 CT - Frank Cochran, 250 Church St, PD Box 18tJll, New Haven 06508-1898; 203-787-5821 Baslc Chnsilan Education, PO Box 0, Nottawa DC - Edward lee Rogers, Rogers & Hami 1­ PROFESSORS & OTHER ALLI ES MI 490J5; 616 -461-/011 ton, 4ll1Jl Mass. Av NW, Ste. 400, Wash. DC The following people are willing to help Bethany Homestead Christian Resource Ctr, RFD 20016; 202-364-0128 home schooling families in developing curricu­ I Box 220, Ihompson CI 06211; 203 - 928-0453 GA - J. Britten Miller, Jr, Georgia Co­ la, evaluating progress, or in other ways: Calvert School, 105 Tuscany Rd, Baltimore MD 21210 alitionof Alternative Schools, PO Box 20. Rydal 30171; 404-479-9763 Larry Arnoldsen, Box 10 McKay Bldg. Brig- Christian liberty Academy, 203 E McDonald, ham Young U., Provo UT 84602 Prospect Helghts Ie 60070 Il - Helen Baker, 440 Addi son Av, Elm­ Dr . David N. Campbell, Rt 2 Box 1313, Christian Light Publications, PO Box 1126, Har­ hurst bll"126; 312-833-5655 --- Shelly Waxman, 30 W ~ashington St, Ste . 1115, Chicago 60602 Van Dyke Rd, Odessa FL 33556; 813-920-4253 nsonburg VA . . . Dr. Stephen Corwin, Box 184, Norfolk CT Educators PubllShlng Servlce, 75 Moulton St, KS - Mary Ellen Rose; Alder, Nelson & 06D58 Cambn dge MA 02238 McKenna, 9300 W llDth St, Ste. 690, Overland Hewitt-Moore Child Development Center, PO Box Park 66210; 913-383-2720 or 281-5544 Gay Eastman, Child 8. Family Studies, U. 9, Washouga 1 WA 986/1 KY - Theodore H. Amshoff, Jr, Amshoff & of Tenn., Knoxville TN 37916 AmshofT, 1445 Starks Bldg, 455 4th Av, Louis­ Dr . Mario Fantini, Dean of Education, U. Home Study Institute, 6940 Carroll Av, Takoma Park MD 20912 vi lle 40202 of Mass., Amherst MA 010D3 ME - Samuel W. Lanham, Jr; Mitchell & Steven M. Hall, M.D . , 100D Houghton, Sag ­ ~~~:~t~~ipAa18~15respondence High School, Stearn~ 1 Merchants Plaza, PO Box 702, Bangor inaw MI 48602 International Institute, PO Box 99. Park Ridge D4401-0702; 207-947-3741 Hal Jindrich, Psychologist, 555 W. Schoolof Ed., 4330 Larchwood Av, Philadelphia

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Learning Connection, 3530 Galice Rd, Merlin OR 9/532 Meter Schools, PO Box 427, Rosharon TX 77583 Mordes Academy, Rt 3 Box 215, Marianna Fl 32446; 904-482-2568 (Fla. fami 1ies) Mt. Vernon Academy, 184 Vine St, Murray UT bU/-bU-bb/U 8410} Cascade Canyon School, San Anselmo CA, 459-3464 New Options School, 2160 Ferndale Rd, Victoria

02675 American Heritage Christian Academy, PO Box 370, Elk Grove CA 95624; 916 - 685-7876 Applied Learning of Phoenix, 501 WSan Juan Av, Phoenl x AZ; 602-274-6654 Calumet School, RD 1 Box 95, Smyrna NY 13464;

Stilla~uamish Learnin~ Exchan~e, 26611 SR 530 N£, Ar 1 ngton wA 9822 ; 206 -4 5-5015 Surrmit Chr i st i an Academy, 13789 Noe 1 Rd, Suite 123, Dal las Ix 15240 Sunset Hill School, 6250 W Sunset Rd, Tucson AZ 85704; 602 - 743-7733 ~~26~ri II~i52_6~~~-O Adams Av, Costa Mesa CA

T:~~!~n~j ~2~3(i" 1501 E Chapman Av, #163, FulCorvallis Open School, 960 SW Jefferson Av, Corvaills OR 97333 Country Gardens, PO Box 722, Quakertown PA 16951; 215 - 538-D529 Faith Academy, Box 198, S. Range WI 54874; 115-398 -6461 Family Learning Center, PO Box 8031, Woodlands Ix 11387 Grassroots Free School, 555 Ocala Rd, Tallahassee Fl 32304; 904-224-9929

Holt School. Box 866, New Providence NJ 07974;

201-464-0149 (NJ only) Home Based Education Program , C10nlara School, 1289 Jewett St, Ann Arbor MI 48104; 313-769­ 4515 Home Covenant School, 6640 Horseshoe Curve, Chanhassen MN 55311; 612-474-5659 Home Schooling Institute of Texas, 7425 S. Gessner, Houston Ix 11036; } 13-981-7426 Horizons School, 229 Ponce de Leon Av, Atlanta GA 30308; 404-897-1798 John Holt Learning Center, PO Box 520794, Salt Lake C,ty 0164152; 208-734-6746 Lake Mildred Private Christian School, PO Box 1700, Hawthorne Fl 32640

Wilford Woodruff Academy, PO Box 15126, ~~k ~:~~~: ~~~0~f\~0:~~7~:0~j;i CA 93D23; Orlando f[ 32858-5126; 305-298-8633 805-646-4510 Our Selves to Educate, School of the Arts, 212 w U/th, New York Ny 10030 Pilgrims Christian School, 531 N Balmayne Way, HOME SCHOOLING ORGANIZATIONS Por{ervl l le CA 9325} If you write to these groups, please send a Pineview Day School, 207 Coar; Av, Minotola NJ self-addressed, stamped envelope. Use Inter­ 08341 national Postal Coupons outside of U.S. Pinewood School, Rt 2 Box 409, Pine CO 80470; 83B-4419 Allegany Home learning Out-Reach 350 WelSh Platte River Free School, 4344 Bryant St, Hlll: Frostburg MD 21532; 689-B/60 Denver to 802 11; 411-8492 Alternatives in Education, Rt 3 Box 305, Chloe Rising Star Enrichment School, PO Box 2245, WV 25235 Sedona At 86336 Arizona Families for Home Education, 639 Santa Fe Comnunity School, PO Box 2241, Santa Klno, Mesa Al 85203; 964-7435 fe NM 87501 ASSIST, PO Box 1851, Knoxville TN 37901 School of Home Learning, PO Box 92, Escondido ~'4aY4 rOera4Uu~s_;4hOJo_ 1/;r/Us, San Jose CAt 408-266­ CA 92025 '9 v t.. v Sequoia Comnunity School, 3031 Franklin Blvd, Calif. Home Education Clearinghouse, 8241 E Sacramento tA 95818 Hldden Lakes Dr, Rosev, lie tA 956/8; 916-791Shaker Mountain School, 188 S Winooski Av, Bur-4467 HELPFUL SCHOOLS Ilngton Vi 05401; 802-862-597D Calif. Network News, Keys to Learning, 2650 W Private schools enrolling or helping Sidney Ledson School, 33 Overland Dr, Don IroJan pi, Anahe,m CA 92804; 714-995 - 6059 home study students (send SASE): Mllls, Ont. Canada M3C 2C3; 416-447-5355 Cape Cod Homeschooling Coo~erative 36 Shore Snohomish County Christian School, 1215 Olym- crest Dr, E Falmouth MA 02536' ­ Abbington Academy, PO Box 396, Yarmouthport MA plC AV, Edmond wA 98020; 111-1/93 Central Indiana Home Educators, 5724 Diana Or,

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U. S. Postal Service STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, Christian Home Education Assoc., PO Box 226,

MANAGEMENT, AND CI RCULATl ON Mabelvale AR 12103 (Arkansas only)

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price : $15. (4) Complete mailing address of l. Sales Through Dealers and Carriers,

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