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3/5/2003 10:14:51 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--March 5, 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 March 5, 2003

1. Texas Bill Would Require Registration of Homeschoolers
2. Parent-taught Driver's Ed Bills Move Forward
3. Illinois Homeschoolers Face Legislative Threats
4. Wisconsin Virtual Charter School Changes State Form
5. Home School Heartbeat: Motivating Reluctant Learners

Plus: Homeschooling in the News!


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1. Texas Bill Would Require Registration of Homeschoolers

To solve the Texas "drop-out problem," one legislator wants to
regulate homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=716

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2. Parent-taught Driver's Ed Bills Move Forward

Both Virginia and Montana make strides giving parents more freedom on
this issue.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=717

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3. Illinois Homeschoolers Face Legislative Threats

A new legislature has been elected in Illinois and many are concerned
it will be unsympathetic to homeschool freedom.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=718

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4. Wisconsin Virtual Charter School Changes State Form

Recently we received information that the Wisconsin Connections
Academy had altered the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's
Full-Time Public School Open Enrollment application form.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=719

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5. Home School Heartbeat: Motivating Reluctant Learners

Is your homeschooled teenage son a challenge to motivate? This week
Michael Farris discusses solutions to this problem on Home School
Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=720

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Homeschooling in the News

Links to outside news items on home education.

Mar. 3: Regina Leader-Post (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Educators Urged to Stand Up For Rights
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=721

Feb. 28: Chicago Daily Southtown (Illinois)
Homeschool Registration Proposal Scrapped
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=722

Feb. 26: The Oregonian (Oregon)
Finishing School at Home?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=723

Feb. 25: Lowell Sun (Massachusetts)
School Committee Looks to Bar Homeschoolers From Competitive Events
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=724

Feb. 21: Stars and Stripes
Homeschooling Expo Planned in Germany
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=725


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