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12/2/2003 5:36:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--December 2, 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 December 2, 2003

1. Washington Times Op-ed: Homeschooling Grows Up
2. Showdown Coming in Franklin City
3. HSLDA Protects Two Homeschool Families In Idaho
4. Retailers Sharing Profits and Helping Homeschooling
5. Home School Heartbeat: The Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act

Plus: Homeschooling in the News



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1. Washington Times Op-ed: Homeschooling Grows Up

Every homeschool family has confronted the question "Oh, you home-
school. What about your child's socialization?" It's a question which
reaches right to the heart of home-schooling, because if a child
isn't properly socialized how can that child succeed?

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1212


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2. Showdown Coming in Franklin City

Ohio--HSLDA has more than 3,800 member families in Ohio, and each
fall, we have several hundred contacts with local school officials.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1213


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3. HSLDA Protects Two Homeschool Families In Idaho

A homeschool family in Lakeland Joint School District, Idaho was
surprised to receive a letter from the superintendent of schools,
demanding that the family fill out an "Intent to Home School Form" so
that the children would not be considered truant.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1214


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4. Retailers Sharing Profits and Helping Homeschooling

Your holiday clicks can help homeschoolers. Join the many who have
already directed online retailers to share a portion of their profits
with HSLDA for the work of the Home School Foundation. It's quick and
easy and costs you nothing.

See if your favorite retailers are participating at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1215


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5. Home School Heartbeat: The Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act

Federal legislation is in the works to ensure that home-educated
students are treated the same as all others under federal law. Mike
Smith talks about what this will mean for homeschoolers on Home
School Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1216



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Dec. 1: Courier & Press (Indiana)
Homeschool Kids Well-rounded
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1217



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