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8/6/2003 11:51:13 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--August 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 August 6, 2003

1. Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act Introduced in Senate
2. Homeschooling in Poland
3. Bug Bites Equal Child Abuse in Texas?
4. Flordia Homeschoolers Face Aggressive DCF Investigators
5. Home School Heartbeat: HSLDA's 20 Years of History

Plus: Homeschooling in the News


ANNOUNCMENT
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Job Openings at HSLDA

- *NEW* Resource Administrator
- Executive Assistant to the Chairman of HSLDA
- Cook
- Web Technician
- Database Technician

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1004

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1. Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act Introduced in Senate

On Friday, August 1, Senators Larry Craig and George Allen introduced
the Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act in the United States Senate.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1005

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2. Homeschooling in Poland

The Polish Constitution guarantees the right to choose home
education. Unfortunately, the Educational System Act of 1991 gives
local school districts approval authority over homeschools.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1006

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3. Bug Bites Equal Child Abuse in Texas?

More families in Texas are facing investigations from child
protective services.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1007

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4. Flordia Homeschoolers Face Aggressive DCF Investigators

Florida's homeschoolers have seen an upswing in unwarranted
investigations in recent weeks.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1008

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5. Home School Heartbeat: HSLDA's 20 Years of History

In 1983, Michael Farris and Mike Smith founded the Home School Legal
Defense Association in an effort to support a newly reintroduced
educational concept that has proven successful for centuries.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1009

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HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Aug. 6: The Ithaca Journal (New York)
Homeschoolers Give Library $1,000 Memorial
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1010

Aug. 5: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Massachusetts)
Homeschool Store to Open at Eastworks
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1011

Aug. 5: The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)
Mother Forms Homeschool Co-op
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1012

Aug. 3: Washington Post (District of Columbia)
Virginia Homeschool Mom Runs for School Board
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1013

Aug. 3: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Homeschooling: Tuned to the Individual
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1014

Aug. 2: Lewisville Leader (Texas)
Back to (Home) School
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1015

Aug. 2: Dayton Daily News (Ohio)
Homeschool Lessons Include Bible Study, Farm Work
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1016

Aug. 2: Dayton Daily News (Ohio)
More Blacks Turn to Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1017


FEATURED MEMBER DISCOUNT
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HSLDA members get a discount on tests from Kidtest.com, offering
online educational assessments for children from the early grades up
through high school.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=746

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To celebrate our 20 years of service to the homeschool community we
are giving away 20 free one year memberships with HSLDA. Just use our
online form to tell us why you are an HSLDA member to qualify.

Congratulations to this week's winner:

Jonathon N. of LeRoy, Minnesota

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=911
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