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8/10/2004 5:19:55 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--August 10, 2004

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Topics for August 10, 2004

1. Controversy Rages Over Homeschooling in Bakersfield, California
2. Three Public School Districts 'Reach Out' to Homeschoolers
3. Pennsylvania - Homeschoolers' Religious Freedom Case Can Proceed
4. Court of Appeals for Veterans Strikes Down Discriminatory Policy
5. Op-ed - Four Reasons that Motivate Parents to Homeschool
6. Home School Heartbeat: Law School Bound
7. Generation Joshua - Matthew Johnson Breaks 100

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. Controversy Rages Over Homeschooling in Bakersfield, California

The Northwest Voice, a newspaper focusing on Northwest Bakersfield
recently addressed the issue of homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1732


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2. Three Public School Districts 'Reach Out' to Homeschoolers

The school boards of three heavily populated Northern Virginia
Counties--Loudoun, Prince William, and Fairfax--have recently adopted
policies allowing homeschool students to take a limited number of
classes at the local public school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1733


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3. Pennsylvania - Homeschoolers' Religious Freedom Case Can Proceed

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge William J. Ober ruled
on August 6, 2004 that a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's homeschool
law may proceed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1734


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4. Court of Appeals for Veterans Strikes Down Discriminatory Policy

After more than five years of litigation over the availability of
veteran's benefits for homeschoolers, Home School Legal Defense
Association has won a very favorable decision on behalf of a Wisconsin
member family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1735


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5. Washington Times Op-ed - Four Reasons that Motivate Parents to
Homeschool

As homeschooling continues to grow, observers want to know why people
choose this form of education. Parents generally express four basic
reasons.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1736


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6. Home School Heartbeat: Law School Bound

Interested in a law career? This week, Michael Farris and his guests
talk about what it takes to get there.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1737


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7. Generation Joshua - Matthew Johnson Breaks 100

Generation Joshua member Matthew Johnson has registered over 100 new
voters.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1738



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Aug. 10: Boca Raton News (Florida)
Home Schooling on The Rise in The Boca Area
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1739

Aug. 10: Santa Cruz Sentine (California)
Homeschooling Gains Popularity Across Nation
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1740

Aug. 6: The Daily Post-Athenian (Tennessee)
Local Teen Is Illustrating Series of Children's Books
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id-1741

Aug. 6: The Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi)
Schooling At Home Growing In Popularity
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1742

Aug. 5: East Valley Tribune (Arizona)
More Students Than Ever to Get Home Schooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1743

Aug. 4: The Brownsville Herald (Texas)
Home Is Where The Teacher Is
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1744






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