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1/11/2005 4:52:32 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--January 11, 2005

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Topics for January 11, 2005

1. "Homeschooling Illegal" Declares German School Official
2. 17 Fs - Time to Homeschool and Get Summoned Into Court
3. Opportunity Coming on South Dakota Scholarships?
4. Montgomery County Retreats from Demands for Kindergarten Exemption
5. Homeschool Heartbeat: Hard times
6. Generation Joshua - Benjamin Rush Award Winners Visit D.C.

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. "Homeschooling Illegal" Declares German School Official

Seven homeschool families in Northwest Germany are being forced to
enroll their children in public school. The Paderborn County school
board has levied fines against these families and ordered the children
to attend school or the police will forcibly take them to school. Any
resistance by the parents will result in the removal of these thirteen
elementary age children from their homes and into state custody.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2010


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2. 17 Fs - Time to Homeschool and Get Summoned Into Court

When her son brought home a report card with 17 Fs, Mary Crane (not
real name) knew something had to change, but she didn't think she'd
find herself summoned into court.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2011


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3. Opportunity Coming on South Dakota Scholarships?

Last spring, South Dakota Education Secretary Rick Melmer approved a
set of rules the South Dakota Board of Regents had drafted that
prevented homeschooled students from receiving the state Opportunity
Scholarship program.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2012


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4. Montgomery County Retreats from Unnecessary Demands for
Kindergarten Exemption

In September, an HSLDA family tried to exempt their five-year-old son
from kindergarten. Montgomery County stepped in the way.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2013


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5. Homeschool Heartbeat: Hard times

Life throws curves--even to homeschooling families. How do you respond
when your situation isn't ideal?

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2014


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6. Generation Joshua - Benjamin Rush Award Winners Visit Washington
D.C.

Matthew Johnson, Brittany Barden and Micah Derry visited D.C. last
month. It was part of the American Statesman Award which was given to
the top three Generation Joshua members in the nation. To win this
award Matthew, Brittany and Micah had to, among other requirements,
register 100 voters, sign up 20 new Generation Joshua members,
complete one radio show or feature article on Generation Joshua, give
120 volunteer hours to a campaign or a local party, and have three
letters to editor published on a current issue.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2015



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Jan. 10: The GSU Signal (Georgia)
Homeschool to College
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2016

Jan. 9: The Grand Rapids Press (Michigan)
The One-room Schoolhouse Is Reorganized
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2017

Jan. 7: College Sports TV (Michigan)
John Tiemeyer Profile
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2018

Jan. 7: The Record Herald (Pennsylvania)
Tabors Say Homeschooling a 'Labor of Love' for Family
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2019

Jan. 6: Chicago Tribune (Illinois)
This Science Project a Homeschool Success
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2020






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