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2/24/2004 5:25:28 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--February 24, 2004

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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 February 24, 2004

1. Anti-Homeschool Bill Defeated in Idaho
2. Old Prejudices Against Homeschooling Revealed in Virginia Hearing
3. "Homeschool Highlights" added to Clicks for Homeschooling
4. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooled Leader - James Madison

Plus: Homeschooling in the News



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1. Anti-Homeschool Bill Defeated in Idaho

Idaho homeschoolers came out in full force and soundly defeated a
bill that would have threatened homeschool freedom.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1347


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2. Old Prejudices Against Homeschooling Revealed in Virginia Hearing

Homeschool advocates and education "professionals" came head-to-head
in a Senate Education Committee hearing last Thursday over H.B. 675,
a bill that eliminates the baccalaureate degree requirement so that
parents with a high school diploma can homeschool their children
without arbitrary government supervision.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1348


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3. New Homeschool Retailers added to Clicks for Homeschooling

Clicks for Homeschooling continues to grow. Thanks to your feedback
we continue to add more of the retailers that you use to the Clicks
for Homeschooling program.

Come see who we've added to the list.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1349


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4. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooled Leader - James Madison

Learn how a homeschooler grew up to become the chief architect of the
United States Constitution, bequeathing a framework of government
that has lasted more than 215 years.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1350



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Feb. 23: WorldNetDaily (West Virginia)
Bill Forces Shots on All Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1351

Feb. 23: Village Soup Times (Maine)
Homeschooling Approaches Mainstream
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1352

Feb. 22: The Fayetteville Observer (North Carolina)
Homeschool Team Grabs Math Crown
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1353

Feb. 20: The Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Senators Deadlocked on Homeschool Issue
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=1354


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