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2/11/2004 5:41:54 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--February 11, 2004

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Topics for February 11, 2004

1. Preserve the Institution of Marriage
2. NCAA Eliminates Waiver Process for Homeschoolers
3. Virtual Academy: A Trojan Horse
4. Two Victories for Homeschoolers
5. Home School Heartbeat: Studying Science at Home

Plus: Homeschooling in the News


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1. Preserve the Institution of Marriage

Congress will soon be deciding on the right text for a constitutional
amendment setting forth that marriage must be between a man and a
woman. It is critical that we get this text right.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1318


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2. NCAA Eliminates Waiver Process for Homeschoolers

Good news for homeschoolers who want to receive National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) scholarships and participate in college
sports! Homeschoolers have finally been recognized as high school
graduates by the NCAA.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1319


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3. Virtual Academy: A Trojan Horse

Wisconsin - The annual pressure to persuade homeschoolers to join the
government virtual charter program has begun. Once again, we give
you the following information to warn you of the risks involved in
changing your homeschool from a private homeschool to a government
homeschool.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1320


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4. Two Victories for Homeschoolers

Virginia - Bills to level the playing field for homeschoolers pass in
the House of Delegates.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1321


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5. Home School Heartbeat: Studying Science at Home

Put the fun back in science by studying it the old-fashioned way--at
home! Mike Farris guides you from teaching science to your youngest
children to making sure your high schoolers have the science credits
to get into college.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1322



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Feb. 9: NBC17.com (North Carolina)
Many Parents Turn To Homeschooling For Kids
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1323

Feb. 9: News 10 Now (New York)
Homeschooled students display scientific talent at the MOST
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1324

Feb. 9: The Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)
Bill seeks public-school option for homeschooled students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1325

Feb. 9: AgapePress
Groups Hope Bush Puts Action Behind Verbal Commitment to Defend
Marriage
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1326

Feb. 6: The Daily Mississippian (Mississippi)
UM treats all applicants similar
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1327



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