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9/23/2003 5:02:55 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--September 23, 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 23, 2003

1. Editorial: Making Everyone Count in the Military
2. Two Young Homeschoolers Strip Searched by Social Workers
3. Unnecessary Portfolio Review Forms
4. Home School Heartbeat: The Wright Brothers' Centennial

Plus: Homeschooling in the News


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1. Editorial: Making Everyone Count in the Military

It is has been more than a week since the second anniversary of the
September 11 attacks, and for most people, the memory of that fateful
day is still strong.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1111

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2. Two Young Homeschoolers Strip Searched by Social Workers

A Kansas City homeschool mom was surprised to open her front door and
find two social workers. They claimed to have received a report that
she abused her children, made them work all the time, physically beat
them, and never let them play. The social workers insisted on
questioning their toddler and first-grader.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1112

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3. Unnecessary Portfolio Review Forms

MARYLAND - Several counties ask families who operate under the
portfolio review option to fill out a form, often called a "Home
Schooling Profile", before submitting their portfolio. These forms
ask for information to which the school system is not entitled.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1113

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4. Home School Heartbeat: The Wright Brothers' Centennial

As the year 2003 marks 100 years since the first flight of the Wright
brothers, Mike Smith talks about the variety of life lessons that can
be learned from studying this fascinating engineering duo on Home
School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1114


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Sep. 22: Tennessee Bar Association (Tennessee)
Chattanooga Team Repeats as National Mock Trial Champs
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1115

Sep. 18: The Oregonian (Oregon)
As Schools Buldge, More Learn at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1116

Sep. 17: Sun-Sentinel (Florida)
Parents of Homeschooled Children Meet to Discuss Activities
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1117

Sep. 17: The Virginian-Pilot (Virginia)
Playing for the Home Team
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1118


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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SERVICE
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