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1/28/2003 5:07:21 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--January 28, 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 28, 2003

1. Arizona Proposes Tax Credit for Homeschoolers
2. Virginia Bill Would Restore Parents' Due Process Rights
3. Dangerous Legislation Averted in Louisiana
4. Plans for Restrictive Homeschooling Law in Idaho Abandoned
5. DC Schools Try Again With Government Preschool
6. Home School Heartbeat: The Spiritual Power of Mothers

Plus: Homeschooling in the News! (New Feature)


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1. Arizona Proposes Tax Credit for Homeschoolers

House Bill 2260 would provide a $1,500 tax credit for parents who
homeschool. This would be the nation's largest tax credit for home
education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=649

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2. Virginia Bill Would Restore Parents' Due Process Rights

One of the most frequent problems facing innocent homeschool families
in Virginia is that of social worker investigations based on
anonymous tips.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=650

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3. Dangerous Legislation Averted in Louisiana

State senator says, "We found that no legislation was needed and the
pending legislation has been withdrawn."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=651

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4. Plans for Restrictive Homeschooling Law in Idaho Abandoned

HSLDA has recently learned Representative Wendy Jaquet has decided
not to introduce a bill "to ensure testing and registration for
children who are homeschooled."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=652

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5. DC Schools Try Again With Government Preschool

Once again, Councilmember Kevin Chavous filed a new bill, which would
allow 3-year-olds to attend public school in the District of
Columbia.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=653

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6. Home School Heartbeat: The Spiritual Power of Mothers

Are homeschooling moms empowered women? Chairman Michael Farris says
a definite YES on this week's Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=654

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Homeschooling in the News

Links to outside news items on home education.

Jan 24: The Badger Herald (Wisconsin)
Several Universities Investigate Credibility of Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=655

Jan. 22: Honolulu Advertiser (Hawaii)
Hawaii's Governor Advocates Alternative Schooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=656


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