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12/14/2004 4:10:52 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--December 14, 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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-> Have you ever yelled into the wind, only to hear the sound of your
voice blown back at you?

It's hard to be heard in the midst of a storm. Trying to influence
federal legislation is much like yelling to be heard while
standing in a fierce wind. Yet when 80,000 voices join together,
they become a powerful force that cannot be drowned out.
Join HSLDA to be heard above the tempests that threaten homeschool
freedoms.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1939

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Topics for December 14, 2004

1. Elgin Public Schools to Stop Pushing for Homeschool "Certification"
2. Jordan School District: Words Matter
3. Homeschool Heartbeat: The Importance of Writing
4. Generation Joshua - Reaching Out for New Generation Joshua Members

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. Elgin Public Schools to Stop Pushing for Homeschool "Certification"

The Elgin Public Schools recently sent homeschool families a letter
asking them to sign a statement to certify that they would document
175 days of instruction per year and "provide all materials necessary
to achieve an appropriate education" for their child.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1973


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2. Jordan School District: Words Matter

Very often, school district administrators have an entirely different
philosophy of education than the parents of the child.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1974


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3. Homeschool Heartbeat: The Importance of Writing

Homeschooling mom and writing instructor Dianne Hurst shares simple,
practical advice for teaching your children to write well.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1975


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4. Generation Joshua - Reaching Out for New Generation Joshua Members

Coming in 2005 Generation Joshua will provide the tools to help
existing members reach out to like minded teens who want to impact
their culture for Christ.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1976



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Dec. 13: Daily Local News (Pennsylvania)
A Day in the Life
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1977

Dec. 13: The Des Moines Register (Iowa)
Homeschooling Passes Test in Achievement Scores
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1978

Dec. 13: Daily Local News (Pennsylvania)
Homeschooling: A Social Anomaly?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1979

Dec. 12: The Des Moines Register (Iowa)
When Parents are the Teachers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1980

Dec. 11: Pacific Daily News (Guam)
Homeschooling Child Can Be Fulfilling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1981

Dec. 9: Tech Central Station
Too Cool for School
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1982






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