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3/14/2006 3:40:24 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Children Winning 'Mommy Wars'

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Topics for March 14, 2006:

1. Washington Times Op-ed: Children Winning 'Mommy Wars'
2. Eighth Circuit Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Homeschoolers
3. Albemarle County Apologizes for Letter
4. Officials Demand Test Results by September 1
5. Parental Rights Protected
6. 2006 Graduation Announcements Now Available
7. Online Membership Discount Ends March 18
8. PHC Scholarship Fund for HSLDA Members
9. "Home School Heartbeat": Dealing with Homeschooling Stress
10. Generation Joshua--Civics Course: America's Founding Documents


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1. Washington Times Op-ed--Children Winning 'Mommy Wars'

The "mommy wars" are heating up. ABC News recently highlighted an
article written last fall by Linda Hirshman that criticized
college-educated women for leaving the work force to raise children.
The debate over the family has been intensifying as more women
discover that something has to give when you try to work full time and
raise a family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2907

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2. Missouri: Circuit Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Homeschoolers

A federal appeals court ruled unanimously in favor of Home School
Legal Defense Association members Ron and Joann Fitzgerald and held
that school districts may not force homeschooled children to submit to
special-needs evaluations against their parents' wishes.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2908

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3. Virginia: Albemarle County Apologizes for Letter

A member family contacted us after receiving a letter from a public
school official that made unlawful demands. Our lawyers talked to the
official, who apologized and agreed to change the letter.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2909

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4. Oregon: Officials Demand Test Results by September 1

Home School Legal Defense Association attorneys intervened on behalf
of a family who were being harassed about submitting test scores for
their homeschooled son.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2910

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5. Arizona: Parental Rights Protected

Homeschool families united to lobby against a bill that threatened
unprecedented erosion of parental rights.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2911

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6. 2006 Graduation Announcements Now Available

Home School Legal Defense Association, in partnership with the Home
School Foundation, is pleased to present a beautiful new addition to
our graduation items. Parents can show pride in their graduates with
handsome 2006 graduation announcements, available in three designs.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2912

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7. Online Membership Discount Ends March 18

Saturday, March 18 is the last day to take advantage of Home School
Legal Defense Association's discount membership offer. Whether joining
for the first time or renewing your current membership online, sign up
for one year and you'll save up to $15. Join or renew for two years
and you'll save $30 off the cost of membership. The offer is good for
all current HSLDA members--even if your membership renewal date comes
after March 18.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2913

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8. PHC Scholarship Fund for HSLDA Members

The Home School Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications
for Patrick Henry College. This scholarship fund is designed to give
financial assistance to freshmen students who have exemplified
academic excellence, participated in meaningful community service, and
who demonstrate financial need. Last year, scholarships ranged from
$1,000 to $1,500. Applications should be submitted before April 15,
2006.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2920

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9. "Home School Heartbeat": Dealing with Homeschooling Stress

It's no secret that homeschooling can be stressful--having complete
responsibility for your children's education, running a household,
driving to myriads of activities, and convincing that skeptical
relative you've made the right choice. This week, Michael Farris talks
about ways moms and dads can decrease stress and find joy and peace in
homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2914

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10. Generation Joshua--Civics Course: America's Founding Documents

Starting on Friday, March 17, Generation Joshua will be offering the
America's Founding Documents civics course. The founding documents
contain more than just laws and procedure; they shed light on the
ideals and philosophies of early Americans on subjects such as
liberty, religion, and the security of the common good.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2915


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 14: The Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia
Va. Law Would Lift Degree Requirement
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2916

March 13: The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.
Breaking from Old School
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2917

March 10: Owings Mills Times, Maryland
Not Old School
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2918

March 8: The News Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Dunbar Wins Party's Nomination; Mercer, Montgomery to Runoff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2919

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