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9/16/2003 5:27:56 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--September 16, 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 16, 2003

1. Congressman Mark Kennedy Defends Homeschool Privacy
2. New Homeschool Advocate In Congress
3. HSLDA Achieves Success in Indiana
4. School District Tries to Enforce Law Repealed 15 Years Ago!
6. Home School Heartbeat: Importance of Writing

Plus: Homeschooling in the News



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1. Congressman Mark Kennedy Defends Homeschool Privacy


Protection from unwarranted government intrusion is one of the most
important principles upon which our country was founded and one that
we hold dear today.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1086

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2. New Homeschool Advocate In Congress

Musgrave, now a conservative U.S. representative from the Rocky
Mountain State, says she has never regretted her family's decision to
homeschool.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1087

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3. HSLDA Achieves Success in Indiana

Education Roundtable incorporates HSLDA's suggestions to protect
homeschool freedom

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1088

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4. School District Tries to Enforce Law Repealed 15 Years Ago!

COLORADO - After working to protect homeschoolers from over zealous
school districts since 1983, we thought we had seen everything!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1089

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5. Home School Heartbeat: Importance of Writing

According to a new survey by the College Board, writing skills are in
serious decline throughout public education. Michael Farris discusses
this trend on Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1090

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HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Sep. 16: Peoria Journal Star (Illinios)
Regional School Chief Seeks Proof of Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1091

Sep. 15: Zwire (New York)
School Faces Troubling Trend
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1092

Sep. 15: Rockdale/Newton Citizen (Georgia)
More Parents Opt to Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1093

Sep. 10: Education Week (Maryland)
Home School Students Adjust to New Homes On College Campuses
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1094

Sep. 10: The Leaf-Chronicle (Tennessee)
Parents Coming Together to Teach Children at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1095

Sep. 9: The State (South Carolina)
Homeschoolers Flock to Zoo Class
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1096


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