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11/5/2002 5:17:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--November 5, 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 November 5, 2002

1. Puerto Rico Homeschooling Rally Scheduled for Thursday
2. Nevada Board of Education Meets With Homeschoolers
3. Florida Ballot Initiative May Lead to Mandatory Preschool
4. HSLDA's National Conference Draws 300
5. Public Supports Increased Federal Role In Education
6. Homeschooler Wins 'Reading Rainbow Competition'
7. Homeschool Heartbeat: Why we should study ancient history?

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1. Puerto Rico Homeschooling Rally Scheduled for Thursday

Michael Smith, the President of HSLDA, will address the audience to
declare the benefits that come from the freedom to home educate.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=569

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2. Nevada Board of Education Meets With Homeschoolers

On Saturday, October 19, 2002, Home School Legal Defense Association
and homeschoolers from across the state of Nevada met with the State
Board of Education to discuss beneficial changes to the state
regulations governing homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=570

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3. Florida Ballot Initiative May Lead to Mandatory Preschool

This past year, homeschoolers almost single-handedly defeated the
"Government Nanny" bill, yet a threat is looming in the form of a
ballot initiative.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=571


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4. HSLDA's National Conference Draws 300

Rapid City, SD was the site of this year's National Christian Home
Educators Leadership Conference.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=572

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5. Public Supports Increased Federal Role In Education

In September 2002, the professional education association Phi Delta
Kappan reported that 57% of the public welcomes the possibility of an
increased federal role in K-12 schools.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=573

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6. Homeschooler Wins 'Reading Rainbow' Competition

One of the most precocious writing talents you'll come across
struggled with phonics when she was in preschool.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=574

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7. Homeschool Heartbeat: Why we should study ancient history?

Why do some curricula contain history courses while others call it
social studies? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Rob Shearer,
homeschooling dad and the owner of Greenleaf Press, shares his
thoughts with Mike Smith.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=575

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