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12/9/2003 4:57:08 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--December 9, 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 9, 2003

1. Homeschoolers Help Runner in Four Month Trek to Fight Cancer
2. Homeschool Program "Terminated" By School District
3. Legislation To Make False Reporting of Child Abuse A Crime
4. German Homeschoolers Under Attack
5. Clicks Program on Target to Raise Over $1,500 for Homeschooling
6. Home School Heartbeat: The Homeschool Non-Discrimination Act

Plus: Homeschooling in the News



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1. Homeschoolers Help Runner in Four Month Trek to Fight Cancer

Martin Berkofsky, world famous concert pianist and recording artist,
is now a passionate advocate of homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?Id=1219


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2. Homeschool Program "Terminated" By School District

Florida--The Cuddington family was distressed to receive a notice in
the mail from Duval County Public Schools saying: "[Y]ou have not met
the requirements for properly maintaining a Home Education Program.
Therefore, your program has been terminated. Upon termination of a
home education program, the parent shall select another attendance
option for their child."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?Id=1220


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3. Legislation To Make False Reporting of Child Abuse A Crime

Illinois--Many homeschoolers are routinely subjected to social worker
investigations based on completely false allegations. Unfortunately,
the majority of false tipsters face either no or insignificant
consequences for the serious emotional trauma imposed on the families
they harass.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?Id=1221


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4. German Homeschoolers Under Attack

Homeschoolers in Germany are facing a crisis and need our prayers and
financial support. Two recent court decisions have ruled against
homeschool families and as a result many families are in hiding.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?Id=1222


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5. Clicks Program on Target to Raise Over $1,500 for Homeschooling

Thanks to your help "Clicks for Homeschooling" is now on target to
raise over $1,500 for the Home School Foundation by the end of the
year. We've also added new retailers to the list so stop by and
"Click for Homeschooling" next time you shop online.

See if your favorite retailers are participating at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?Id=1223


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6. Home School Heartbeat: Judicial Tyranny

Alexander Hamilton predicted that the federal courts would be the
least dangerous branch of the federal government. Michael Farris
discusses the danger Hamilton was thinking of on Home School
Heartbeat.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?Id=1224



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Dec. 6: Craig Daily Press (Colorado)
Homeschool Offers Faith-based Education, Family Values
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?Id=1225

Dec. 2: ClickOnDetroit.com (Michigan)
Home Schooled Children Find Way To Play Sports
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?Id=1226



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