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11/30/2005 7:15:51 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--November 30, 2005

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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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-> Extreme makeovers are for extreme circumstances...

Most homeschools don't need an extreme makeover, but there is
something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of
accomplishments. Watch the media and you'll soon see that not
everyone wants home educators and homeschooling to look good.
HSLDA works hard to shed light on the good work of home educators
so it's obvious that we don't need someone "making-over" our
homeschools. Join HSLDA and help us show the world that we're fine
as we are . . . thank you!

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1943

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Topics for November 30, 2005

1. Washington Times Op-ed -- Complete Control Over What is Taught
2. Announcing the 2005 HSLDA Photo Contest Winners
3. An Israeli Law Firm Fights for Homeschool Freedoms
4. Church School Requirements for Home Instruction
5. State Agency Acknowledges Homeschool Diploma
6. Home School Heartbeat -- Famous Homeschoolers
7. Generation Joshua -- New Civics Course Available January 2006
8. Homeschooling Thru High School -- Good Study Skills



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1. Washington Times Op-ed -- Complete Control Over What is Taught

A California judge's ruling should offer a wake-up call to parents
across the nation. In the current legal climate, parents sacrifice
almost all their authority when they send their children to public
school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2696


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2. Announcing the 2005 HSLDA Photo Contest Winners

See how homeschooled photographers responded to this year's theme
"Homeschooling in America." Congratulations to the winners and all the
participants for a job well done.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2706


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3. An Israeli Law Firm Fights for Homeschool Freedoms

The Kabiri-Nevo-Keidar law firm represents Israeli families interested
in schooling their children at home. Currently, the firm has dozens of
families who are members.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2697


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4. Alabama -- Church School Requirements for Home Instruction

From time to time, Home School Legal Defense Association is contacted
by homeschooling families or administrators of church schools seeking
information about the authority of church schools to impose various
requirements on families conducting home instruction.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2698


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5. Kansas -- State Agency Acknowledges Homeschool Diploma

When an opening arose for a teacher at a local day care center, the
operators were eager for a homeschool graduate to take the position.
Unfortunately, the state blocked the hire until HSLDA became involved.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2700


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6. Home School Heartbeat -- Famous Homeschoolers

Start naming the most well-known figures in America's founding, and
you'll probably come up with a list of homeschoolers. Many of our
early patriots and statesmen were taught by parents, grandparents, or
tutors. This week, Michael Farris shows how one-of-a-kind educations
prepared the Founders to play crucial roles in history.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2701


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7. Generation Joshua -- New Civics Course Available January 2006

Generation Joshua is expanding its civics courses to include a study
of the Constitutional Convention. This course can be used as credit
towards high school history, government, or politics.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2708


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8. Homeschooling Thru High School -- Good Study Skills

Good study skills developed during the high school years will serve
your child well no matter what his post-high school plans may include.
As high schoolers work towards independent learning, they should know
how to take notes, outline material, and organize the information. The
SQ3R Reading Tecnique (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review) is
a helpful tool.

The College Board
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2702

The Teaching Company DVD -- How to Be a Super Star Student
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2703


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 29: The Index Journal, South Carolina
Youth waits on tables -- and adulthood
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2704

November 29: The Citizen, New York
The play that changed a policy
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2705

November 29: The Seattle Times, Washington
Success of home-schooled children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2707



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