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4/9/2003 5:21:12 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--April 9, 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 April 9, 2003

1. California Supreme Court Denies Review of Monrovia Case
2. South Africa Attempts to Stop Religious Teaching in Homeschools
3. Pray for Homeschooled Troops in Iraq
4. Texas Equal Access Bill May Damage Homeschool Freedom
5. Michigan Study Recommends State Regulation of Homeschoolers
6. West Virginia Governor Signs Bill Abolishing Four-year Rule
7. Bad Law, Bad Outcome in Vermont
8. Dueling Bills in Nevada
9. Home School Heartbeat: Joshua Generation

Plus: Homeschooling in the News


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1. California Supreme Court Denies Review of Monrovia Case

The California Supreme Court has denied Home School Legal Defense
Association's request to review a lower court decision that upheld
Monrovia, California's amended daytime curfew ordinance.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=787

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2. South Africa Attempts to Stop Religious Teaching in Homeschools

Hundreds of thousands of South Africans find the requirement for
religion education from a "neutral" perspective to be tantamount to
blasphemy.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=788

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3. Pray for Homeschooled Troops in Iraq

Our nation is in the midst of an intense and fierce conflict in Iraq.
Our soldiers are sacrificing their very lives and some of these
soldiers are your very own homeschooled graduates.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=789

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4. Texas Equal Access Bill May Damage Homeschool Freedom

While HSLDA generally takes a neutral stance on equal access to
public school programs, we are concerned with the wording of this
legislation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=790

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5. Michigan Study Recommends State Regulation of Homeschoolers

The report, entitled "Michigan's Role in Monitoring Home Schools"
examines the question of what role the state should play in
monitoring homeschool families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=791

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6. West Virginia Governor Signs Bill Abolishing Four-year Rule

After almost four years of hard work, homeschoolers have overturned
this burdensome provision of West Virginia law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=792

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7. Bad Law, Bad Outcome in Vermont

The unwieldy homeschool statute is implemented by the Vermont
Department of Education, which must determine whether every single
"enrollment" meets their ever-shifting standards.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=793

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8. Dueling Bills in Nevada

As the Nevada Legislature opens for business, homeschoolers are
confronted with legislation that would force every homeschooler to
take Nevada's state-mandated assessment tests.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=794

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9. Home School Heartbeat: Joshua Generation

Does the impact of homeschooling end when the students graduate?
Michael Farris talks about the next generation of homeschoolers this
week on Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=795

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Homeschooling in the News

Links to outside news items on home education.


Apr. 3: The Detroit News (Michigan)
Homeschooled Kids Elude State
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=796

Apr. 4: Naples Daily News (Florida)
Naples Teen Plans First Homeschool Prom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=797

Mar. 31: Bennington Banner (Vermont)
Homeschooling is the Latest Trend
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=798

Mar. 31: ChurchCentral.com
Homeschool Group Gives Sitcom Failing Grade
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=799

Mar. 30: Boston Globe (Massachusetts)
Family Pupils are Homing in on College
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=800

Mar. 29: Voice of America
Homeschooling No Longer Domain of Pioneers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=801



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