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1/22/2003 5:06:14 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--January 22, 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 22, 2003

1. Homeschooling: Growing Force in Higher Education
2. North Dakota HB 1182 Voted Down
3. Pennsylvania Religious Freedom Bill Becomes Law
4. Idaho Homeschoolers Under Fire
5. Texas Conflicts Continue
6. Hungarian Homeschoolers Need Our Help
7. Home School Heartbeat: Instilling a Sense of God's Calling

Plus: Homeschooling in the News! (New Feature)



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1. Homeschooling: Growing Force in Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on homeschoolers growing
influence in Washington DC.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=638

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2. North Dakota HB 1182 Voted Down

While House Bill 1182 will still go before the entire House, this
vote by the Education Committee effectively kills the bill.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=639

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3. Pennsylvania Religious Freedom Bill Becomes Law

S.B. 1421 restores the protection of an individual's right to the
free exercise of religious belief that was taken away by the U.S.
Supreme Court.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=640

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4. Idaho Homeschoolers Under Fire

Homeschoolers took a beating in Idaho's newspapers last year. It
looks like this year will be worse.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=641

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5. Texas Conflicts Continue

HSLDA continues to work with families who have received various
social worker contacts throughout the state.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=642

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6. Hungarian Homeschoolers Need Our Help

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Hungarians have enjoyed more
freedom. Presently the homeschool movement is small, but growing and
well organized.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=643

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7. Home School Heartbeat: Instilling a Sense of God's Calling

What should a vocation mean to a Christian, and how do we pass that
meaning along to our children? Join us on Home School Heartbeat as
Mike Smith talks about the Christian idea of vocation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=644


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Homeschooling in the News

Links to outside news items on home education.

Associated Press/CNN.com
More Dads Help With Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=645

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)
Black Families Explore Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=646



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