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9/3/2003 4:19:37 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--September 3, 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 September 3, 2003

1. USA Today: Supports homeschooling
2. Editorial: Back-to-School
3. DMV Misapplies Homeschool Law
4. More Social Worker Contacts in Michigan
5. Home School Heartbeat: 20th Anniversary

Plus: Homeschooling in the News


ANNOUNCMENT
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Farris to Testify Before U.S. Senate Subcommittee

HSLDA Chairman of the Board and General Legal Counsel Michael Farris
will testify before the U.S. Senate's Subcommittee on the
Constitution on Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 2 pm. He will discuss
whether the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is sufficient protection for
the institution of marriage in light of the recent Lawrence v. Texas
case. Please pray for him as he prepares for this hearing. You may
also want to tune into C-SPAN if the network covers the event live.

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1. USA Today: Supports homeschooling

HSLDA gives statement on nation's five best and five worst homeschool
states.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1053


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2. Editorial: Back-to-School

It's that time of year. Back-to-school season, when parents scramble
to supply their children with all the latest school accessories.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1054


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3. DMV Misapplies Homeschool Law

Parents Denied the Right to Teach their Children Driver's
Education because of Inaccurate DMV Form.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1055


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4. More Social Worker Contacts in Michigan

HSLDA continues to assist homeschoolers in Michigan who are falsely
reported to child protective services.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1056


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5. Home School Heartbeat: 20th Anniversary

Two decades ago, pioneering homeschoolers risked the threat of legal
action. This week, Michael Farris talks with HSLDA members about
landmark case decisions on Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1057



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Sep. 3: Daily Journal (Indiana)
No Place Like Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1058

Sep. 1: Daily World (Louisiana)
More Families Opting to Homeschool Their Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1059

Aug. 30: El Paso Times (Texas)
More Kids Learn ABCs From Parents
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1060

Aug. 28: The Seattle Times (Washington)
Homeschool Parents Swap Notes, Gather Resources Before Lessons Start
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1061

Aug. 28: The Oregonian (Oregon)
For This Family, Only Homeschool Makes Grade
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1062

Aug. 27: Montgomery Newspapers (Pennsylvania)
SASD Asked to Include Homeschooled in Activities
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1063

Aug. 27: Fox News (New York)
Dangerous School Reports Questioned
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1064

Aug. 26: Aberdeen News (South Dakota)
Mitchell Board Votes Against Letting Homeschool Students in
Activities
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1065



FEATURED MEMBER DISCOUNT
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FamilyLife Today Marriage Conferences

FamilyLife's conferences, events, and seminars provide an incredible
opportunity for couples to talk, laugh, learn ... to reconnect. Now
HSLDA members can attend for only $69 per couple instead of the usual
$89 per couple!

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=812



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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SERVICE
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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:

Michelle Mariscal of Santa Maria, California

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