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3/19/2002 11:15:24 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--March 19, 2002

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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Topics for March 19, 2002

1. Home Schooling Unfairly Linked To Abuse Story
2. CNS News Details Connecticut Home School Struggle
3. New Tax Deduction Not for Home Schoolers
4. Special Report: Terrorist Attacks Renew National ID Debate
5. North Dakota DPI Ignores Federal Testing Exemption
6. Oklahoma District Compiles List of Home Schoolers
7. Favorable New York Bill Passes Committee Unanimously


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1. Home Schooling Unfairly Linked To Abuse Story

Under the headline, "Flaws in Home Schooling Exposed" a recent Marin
(California) Independent Journal article portrayed a situation of
child abuse, polygamy and murder, and then cited freedom to home
educate as a contributing factor in the sad saga.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=362


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2. CNS News Details Connecticut Home School Struggle

A recent CNS News story called attention to the efforts of
Connecticut state officials to restrict the freedom to home educate
in that state.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=363


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3. New Tax Deduction Not for Home Schoolers

Along with numerous items intended to stimulate the economy, the Job
Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 contains a general tax
deduction for teachers.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=364


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4. Special Report: Terrorist Attacks Renew National ID Debate

It now appears that any proposed national ID system would evolve
bureaucratically from other forms of identification. The most likely
candidate is a card that nearly every U.S. resident over age 16
already possesses, the driver's license.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=365


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5. North Dakota DPI Ignores Federal Testing Exemption

In early March, a member family in the Minot area alerted Home School
Legal Defense Association to an attempt by the Department of Public
Instruction to circumvent the new federal law exempting home
schoolers from taking state assessment tests.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=366


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6. Oklahoma District Compiles List of Home Schoolers

Home School Legal Defense Association defended home school families'
right to privacy in Oklahoma this month when the Alva Independent
School District attempted to create a list of local home schooling
families

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=367


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7. Favorable New York Bill Passes Committee Unanimously

Senate Bill 4767, which would eliminate the most burdensome
restrictions of the law governing home instruction programs, passed
the Senate Education Committee unanimously.

Read more about it on our website at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=368

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