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2/11/2003 5:06:06 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--February 11, 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 February 11, 2003

1. West Virginia Homeschoolers Fight for More Freedom
2. Michigan Father Arrested for Homeschooling
3. Minnesota Legislation Would Protect Homeschool Privacy
4. New Mexico Department of Education Seeks Too Much Information
5. Home School Heartbeat: Practical Tips

Plus: Homeschooling in the News!

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1. West Virginia Homeschoolers Fight for More Freedom

The West Virginia Legislature is now considering Senate Bill 181, a
bill that would make significant changes to the homeschool law,
including permanent removal of the long-disliked four-year rule.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=670

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2. Michigan Father Arrested for Homeschooling

"I was treated like a common criminal," says Mr. Stutzman.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=671

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3. Minnesota Legislation Would Protect Homeschool Privacy

Last year HSLDA discovered that the Minnesota Department of
Administration had classified homeschool records as "public data."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=672

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4. New Mexico Department of Education Seeks Too Much Information

New Mexico has a "homeschool database" which includes the name and
birth date of each homeschooled child, even though state law no
longer requires parents to send in this information.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=673

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5. Home School Heartbeat: Practical Tips

Why is home education becoming so popular so quickly? Join us this
week on Home School Heartbeat, as Michael Farris, explains this
mushrooming interest in homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=674

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Homeschooling in the News

Links to outside news items on home education.

Feb. 11: ABC Channel 13, WSET (Virginia)
Home Schoolers Push for Drivers Ed Bill
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=675

Feb. 11: Billings Gazette (Montana)
Homeschool Assessment Idea Panned
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=676

Feb. 9: The Washington Times (District of Columbia)
Blacks Turn to Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=677

Feb. 7: Tulsa World (Oklahoma)
Dedicated Home Educators Have Statistics to Show Their Success
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=678

Feb. 7: St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)
More Parents Homeschool Gifted Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=679

Feb. 5: Alliance Defense Fund
Need for a Search Warrant Trips Social Workers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=680



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