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9/22/2004 3:17:19 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--September 22, 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 September 22, 2004

1. Homeschoolers Portrayed As Terrorists
2. Homeschoolers Excel In ACT College Entrance Exam
3. International Update: Homeschooling in Germany
4. Recent HSLDA Legal Action
5. Providence School District Pushes Homeschoolers to Enroll
6. Home School Heartbeat: Teaching History Through Art
7. Generation Joshua: Student Action Teams

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. Homeschoolers Portrayed As Terrorists

Michigan - Daniel Stout of the Muskegon County Emergency Services
recently used a fictitious homeschool group as his terrorist
organization in a Department of Homeland Security sponsored terrorism
drill.

Read more about it at:
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1822


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2. Homeschoolers Excel In ACT College Entrance Exam

As academic performance of public schools continues to spiral down, a
segment of the population has been producing high academic performance
- the homeschool movement.

Read more about it at:
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1823


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3. International Update: Homeschooling in Germany

HSLDA continues to monitor the homeschool conditions in Germany.
Homeschooling is growing but coming under increasing pressure from the
state.

Article from the BERLIN TAZ (Newspaper) - Compulsory School Attendance
for Three-year olds
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1824

German Court Declares Public School Attendance More Important than
Religious Faith
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1825


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4. Recent HSLDA Legal Action

Regrettably many government agencies remain unfamiliar with the
circumstances of homeschoolers. HSLDA is actively seeking justice for
our members.

Mr. W v. Department of Veteran Affairs (Iowa)
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1826

E. B. v. Dept. of Human Services (Pennsylvania)
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1827

Burt v. County of Orange (California)
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1828


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5. Providence School District Pushes Homeschoolers to Enroll

Rhode Island - The Director of Counseling and Social Services for the
Providence School district has told numerous homeschool families that
their children must be enrolled in the public schools in order to
homeschool.

Read more about it at:
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1829


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6. Home School Heartbeat: Teaching History Through Art

Looking for a fresh approach to history? Watch it come alive on
canvas.

Read more about it at:
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1830


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7. Generation Joshua: Student Action Teams

The election is fast approaching and Generation Joshua is in the
middle of organizing Student Action Teams to contest close political
races around the country.

Read more about it at:
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1831



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Sep. 22: WorldNetDaily (Michigan)
Anti-Homeschooling Bigots Strike Again
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1832

Sep. 22: Muskegon Chronicle (Michigan)
Home-schoolers incensed by drill scenario
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1833

Sep. 16: The Regional (Illinois)
Barnett Kids Getting More Than Education at Home
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1834

Sep. 16: CLARION NEWS (Pennsylvania)
Keystone Reverses Home School Policy to Allow Some Participation
http://hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1835






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help. Online College Network (OCN) was created to help college-bound
students gain exposure based on their performance.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1568



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