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2/8/2005 4:35:07 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--February 8, 2005

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Topics for February 8, 2005

1. Homeschooling Under Fire in 2005 Legislative Sessions
2. Washington Times Op-ed - Rising for Freedom Here and Abroad
3. HSLDA's Poetry Contest for Homeschoolers
4. Homeschool Family Avoids Portfolio Review
5. Home School Heartbeat: Generation Joshua Post-Election
6. Generation Joshua - Helping Homeschool Debaters

Plus: Homeschooling in the News




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1. Homeschooling Under Fire in 2005 Legislative Sessions

Homeschoolers in several states are faced with aggressive attempts to
take away their freedom. HSLDA and homeschool families are fighting
back.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2080


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2. Washington Times Op-ed - Rising for Freedom Here and Abroad

Homeschooling freedoms are being threatened across the world.
American homeschoolers have often come to the aid of other homeschool
families who are fighting for their freedom.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2081


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3. HSLDA's Poetry Contest for Homeschoolers

HSLDA is very excited to be sponsoring our first annual poetry
contest. Along with the art and essay contests, the poetry contest
offers an opportunity to reward excellence.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2082


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4. Homeschool Family Avoids Portfolio Review

For many years the Florida homeschool law has allowed school districts
to inspect the portfolios of homeschoolers with only fifteen days
written notice.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2083


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5. Home School Heartbeat: Generation Joshua Post-Election

Generation Joshua sent Student Action Teams to nine political races
last November--and the election results speak for themselves.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2084


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6. Generation Joshua - Helping Homeschool Debaters

Being able to articulate a point of view is crucial to influencing
public policy.

To find out more about the program:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2085



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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Feb. 8: Observer-Reporter (Pennsylvania)
Co-op a Homeschooling Melting Pot
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2086

Feb. 8: Coshocton Tribune (Ohio)
No Place Like Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2087

Feb. 8: Observer-Reporter (Pennsylvania)
NFL Player Broke Ground as Homeschooled Athlete
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2088

Feb. 5: Summit Daily News (Colorado)
The Social Factor
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2089

Feb. 3: Lompoc Record (California)
Taking Aim With an Olympian
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2090

Feb. 3: The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)
Bill Would Change Homeschool Rules
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2091

Feb. 3: Rockford Register Star (Illinois)
Homeschool Background Almost Pins State Champion Walk
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2092

Feb. 2: Columbia Missourian (Missouri)
Faith Sparks Homeschooling For Some
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2093






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