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5/6/2003 5:22:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--May 6, 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 May 6, 2003

1. Litigation Update: Goulart and Pelletier
2. HSLDA Reviews O'Keefes Pilot
3. Child Welfare Reform Passes U.S. House and Senate
4. Farris Receives Heritage Foundation Award
5. Topics Announced for 2003 Essay Contest
6. Home School Heartbeat: Myth of the Perfect Homeschooling Mom


Plus: Homeschooling in the News


Announcement
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If you have a homeschooler planning to graduate from high school
soon, HSLDA now has sample course transcript for your student. Visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=822(requires member login).

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1. Litigation Update: Goulart and Pelletier

HSLDA will argue two cases in federal court this week. Both deal with
discrimination against homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=836

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2. HSLDA Reviews O'Keefes Pilot

The news that Warner Brothers has produced a sitcom depicting a
homeschool family is a sure sign that homeschooling is hitting the
mainstream. Yet it is evident that the creators of the O'Keefes have
almost no knowledge of the homeschool community.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=837

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3. Child Welfare Reform Passes U.S. House and Senate

New protections for innocent families facing investigations by social
workers are soon to become law. At the end of March, both the House
and Senate passed H.R. 14 and S. 342, the Keeping Children and
Families Safe Act.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=838

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4. Farris Receives Heritage Foundation Award

Patrick Henry College President Michael Farris received the Heritage
Foundation's prestigious Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship on
April 25.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=839

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5. Topics Announced for 2003 Essay Contest

The 2003 Essay Contest is now off and running!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=840

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6. Home School Heartbeat: Myth of the Perfect Homeschooling Mom

"I can never measure up to these standards!" If you've felt
discouraged, tune in as Michael Farris talks about the myth of the
perfect homeschooling mom, on this week's Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=841
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Homeschooling in the News

Outside news items on home education.


May 5: Elkhart Truth (Indiana)
Homeschooled Boys Talented in Different Ways
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=842

May 4: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Homeschooling: Drop the Stereotypes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=843

May 4: The Newark Advocate (Ohio)
Special Report on Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=844

May 2: The Litchfield County Times (Connecticut)
Student Too Young For Cars, Not College Degree
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=845

May 2: The Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio)
Legislator Sees Risk in Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=846


F E A T U R E D M E M B E R D I S C O U N T
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For more information visit:
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