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12/8/2005 11:42:31 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--December 8, 2005

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Topics for December 8, 2005:

1. Potential Testing Dilemma
2. Camanche School District Acknowledges Errors
3. Homeschooler's Essay Garners National Award
4. Home School Heartbeat -- Truth v. Tolerance
5. Generation Joshua -- Our Republic


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1. North Dakota -- Potential Testing Dilemma

A law requires that homeschooled students be tested at certain grade
levels. But there is a potential problem.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2710


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2. Iowa -- Camanche School District Acknowledges Errors

In Iowa, school districts are required to send an annual notification
to the homeschoolers within their district of the Annual Assessment
requirements. The Camanche Community School sent the notice, but it
included numerous errors.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2711


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3. Homeschooler's Essay Garners National Award

Ian Gilbert was one of six high school juniors to win the third annual
Idea of America Essay Contest sponsored by the National Endowment for
the Humanities.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2713


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4. Home School Heartbeat -- Truth v. Tolerance

Today's public school students are taught that every belief has equal
value. Truth is discarded in favor of "tolerance." But American
education did not always ignore religious training. This week, Mike
Smith looks to a past in which parents' involvement in their
children's learning helped to preserve a standard of truth.
Recognizing our Christian heritage and the dangers of an education
that urges tolerance instead of truth will help us train strong, moral
kids today.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2712


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5. Generation Joshua -- Our Republic

"Our Republic -- Civics and the History of American Liberty" is the
title of the new Generation Joshua textbook, which is due for
publication April/May 2006.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2714



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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December 5: CNN.com
Homeschooled Boy Wins National Science Contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2715

December 5: The Free Press, North Carolina
Home-schoolers Fill Extracurricular Void
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2716

December 4: The Westerly Sun, Rhode Island
Some Families Find Success Learning At Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2717

December 3, The Post Dispatch, Missouri
The Home School Debate
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2718

December 2: The Oklahoma Daily, Oklahoma
Close to Homeschooled
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2719




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