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1/14/2003 2:42:10 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--January 14, 2003

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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 January 14, 2003

1. New Tax Plan Reflects Family Values
2. Homeschooling in Romania
3. North Dakota Would Increase Testing Requirements on Homeschoolers
4. Homeschooling Widow Wins Benefits Appeal
5. Front Gate Under Siege in Texas
6. Neglect Charges Threatened Against Georgia Family
7. Immunization Exemption Declared Unconstitutional in Arkansas
8. Home School Heartbeat: Teaching Science--The Why and How
9. Home School Heartbeat: Teaching Foreign Language


A N N O U N C E M E N T
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There's still time to register for distance learning at Patrick Henry
College!

Patrick Henry College offers HSLDA Members a 5% discount on its new
online distance learning program. Classes start January 28.
Registrations must be in by January 22.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=563

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1. New Tax Deduction Not for Home Schoolers

On January 8, President Bush unveiled his economic recovery plan,
which contains several items of interest to homeschooling families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=630

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2. Homeschooling in Romania

Although homeschooling in technically illegal in Romania, there is
hope for positive changes in the future.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=628

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3. North Dakota Would Increase Testing Requirements on Homeschoolers

This legislation would require homeschool students to meet the state
content and achievement standards on the state tests required of
public school students.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=629

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4. Homeschooling Widow Wins Benefits Appeal

After HSLDA appealed the Office of Personnel Management's decision to
cut off benefits to a homeschooling widow, the OPM rescinded its
decision and reinstated the benefits.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=631

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5. Front Gate Under Siege in Texas

Child Protective Services in El Paso contacted a single,
homeschooling mother to question her about anonymous "allegations."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=632

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6. Neglect Charges Threatened Against Georgia Family

Social worker continues to harrass family even after judge clears
them of wrongdoing.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=633

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7. Immunization Exemption Declared Unconstitutional in Arkansas

A federal court finds a statute unconstitutional in requiring a
person claiming a religious exemption to be an member of a recognized
church or religious denomination.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=634

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8. Home School Heartbeat: Teaching Science--The Why and How

Do you sometimes struggle with teaching your kids science? On Home
School Heartbeat, Mike Smith talks with Dr. Arthur Robinson, who
gives his advice on what homeschooling parents should be thinking
about when they teach science.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=635

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9. Home School Heartbeat: Teaching Foreign Language

Do the benefits of knowing a second language outweigh the effort that
you as a homeschool parent will invest in teaching it? The answer for
most homeschoolers is yes! This week on Home School Heartbeat, we'll
discuss the decision to teach your child a second language.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=636


F E A T U R E D M E M B E R D I S C O U N T
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National Driver's Training Institute

By mentioning your HSLDA membership number, you can receive a $25
discount on this comprehensive, curriculum making driver education
fun for whole family.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=637


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