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12/20/2005 3:38:49 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--The Dangers of Charter Schools

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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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-> How many of your friends would pay your legal fees?

As a member of HSLDA, you have 80,000 families standing with you
to protect and advance homeschool freedoms in the United States
and foreign countries.

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Dear HSLDA members and friends:

This will be the last Weekly Update for 2005. The regular email
newsletters will resume the first week of January.

Meanwhile, may the peace of Christ be with you and your families as
you celebrate His incarnation.

In your service,

--HSLDA members and staff


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Topics for December 20, 2005:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--Charter Schools are Government Controlled
2. Texas School District Threatens Truancy Charges
3. Michigan School District Makes Unusual Demand
4. Wisconsin School Districts Seek Census Information
5. Home School Heartbeat--Living on One Income
6. Generation Joshua--Merry Christmas!


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1. Washington Times Op-ed--Charter Schools are Government Controlled

With private and government estimates showing that home-schooling is
growing at a rate of 7 percent to 15 percent each year, most people
recognize homeschooling as the fastest-growing education trend today.
But can homeschooling maintain this pace?

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2744

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2. Texas School District Threatens Family with Truancy Charges

The Kalus moved to Texas from Nigeria two years ago. After a tough
start in the country, they knew they wanted something different for
their family. They met some homeschoolers and became excited about
the possibilities for their family. Consequently, the Kalus began
homeschooling in November 2005 but a Texas School District was not
impressed with their decision.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2738


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3. Michigan School District Makes Unusual Demand

Until HSLDA intervened it seemed that this member family would not be
able to withdraw their children from a public charter school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2736


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4. Wisconsin School Districts Seek Census Information

In Wisconsin local school districts are required to conduct a census.
But that does not mean that you have to provide personal information
to the government.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2737


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5. Home School Heartbeat--Living on One Income and Making it Work

You can survive on a single income! Jonni McCoy shares tips and tricks
for successfully living on a reduced budget.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2739


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6. Generation Joshua wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


The Christmas season is a time of hope. It's a time to recognize that
God himself came into the world to live a sinless life and through Him
we can have everlasting life.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2740



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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December 16: Salem Times-Commoner, Illinois
Homeschooling Requires Dedication from Parents
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2741

December 15: The Indianapolis Star, Indiana
Determined Effort Led to Success
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2742

December 14: The Montgomery Advertiser, Alabama
Top QB Says He'll Play at Florida
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2743




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