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11/19/2003 4:21:35 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--November 19, 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 November 19, 2003

1. HSLDA Answers New York Times Editorial
2. Doctor Causes Homeschool Family Trauma By Notifying Social Workers
3. HSLDA Hosts Press Conference in U.S. Capitol
4. Ohio Department of Education Provides Clarification on PSEO
5. Home School Heartbeat: Myth of the Perfect Homeschool Mom

Plus: Homeschooling in the News



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1. HSLDA Answers New York Times Editorial

NYT criticizes lax regulation of homeschool families and links
homeschooling with child abuse.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1191


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2. Doctor Causes Homeschool Family Trauma By Notifying Social Workers

The M family of Frederick, Colorado, were successfully homeschooling
their eight year old son. However, one afternoon, their son collided
with another child on a playground, and fell on the corner of a
"fort," injuring himself.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1192


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3. HSLDA Hosts Press Conference in U.S. Capitol

Flanked by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and Senators Lindsey
Graham, Rick Santorum, and Norm Coleman, and a dozen tired but
enthusiastic young people, HSLDA hosted a 1:30am press conference in
the United States Capitol.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1193


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4. Ohio Department of Education Provides Clarification on PSEO

Many homeschoolers in the Buckeye State are unaware that Ohio has two
options for educating a child at home.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1194


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5. Home School Heartbeat: Myth of the Perfect Homeschool Mom

I can never measure up to these standards! If you've felt
discouraged, tune in as Chairman Michael Farris talks about the myth
of the perfect homeschooling mom, on Home School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1195



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Nov. 17: MaineToday.com (Maine)
More Central Maine Families Choosing to School at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1196

Nov. 16: The Time-Picayune (New Orleans)
Homeschooled Swimmer Left High and Dry by Rules
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1197

Nov. 13: Lansing State Journal (Michigan)
Home schooler considers offer from Michigan
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1198

Nov. 13: WAFF 48 (Alabama)
Home School Versus Home Room: The Education Debate
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1199



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