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10/16/2003 12:37:40 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--October 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 October 16, 2003

1. CBS Attacks "Homeschooling"
2. Massachusetts Superintendent Demands List of College Courses
3. Two Colorado School Districts Apologize after HSLDA Intervenes
4. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooling Fathers--Encouragement for
Dads

Plus: Homeschooling in the News


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1. CBS Attacks "Homeschooling"

Monday and Tuesday night of this week CBS National News ran two
negative homeschooling reports titled "The Dark Side of
Homeschooling" and "Home School Nightmares."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1141

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2. Massachusetts Superintendent Demands List of College Courses

Massachusetts is one of three states that require homeschoolers to
seek "approval" of each child's home education plan each year.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1142

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3. Two Colorado School Districts Apologize after HSLDA Intervenes

Many school districts try to exceed the limits of the law in order to
have more power and control.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1143

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4. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooling Fathers--Encouragement for
Dads

What should a vocation mean to a Christian, and how do we pass that
meaning along to our children? Mike Smith talks about the Christian
idea of vocation on Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1144


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Oct. 15: WorldNetDaily.com
CBS Warns of Homeschooling's "Dark Side"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1145

Oct. 13: The Fort Collins Coloradoan (Colorado)
Homeschoolers Learn From Each Other
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1146

Oct. 12: Newsday.com (New York)
Homegrown Lessons
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1147

Oct. 9: Aberdeen American News (South Dakota)
School Districts Debate Homeschool Issue
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1148

Oct. 9: The Ithacan (New York)
Homeschooled Students Able to Make the Grade
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1149

Oct. 9: WorldNetDaily.com
U.N. Rules Canada Should Ban Spanking
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1150


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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SERVICE
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