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4/11/2006 3:44:11 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Child Interrogation Tactics Confronted

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Topics for April 11, 2006:

1. HSLDA Confronts Harford County's Child Interrogation Tactics
2. The Fourth Amendment's Impact on Child Abuse Investigations
3. Official: 'We Do Not Talk To Lawyers'
4. Burden Lifted From Principal's Shoulders
5. Don't Mess With Homeschoolers!
6. Still Time to Enter Poetry Contest!
7. "Home School Heartbeat": Studying Shakespeare
8. Generation Joshua: Teen Track Comes to Minnesota


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1. Maryland: HSLDA Confronts Harford's Child Interrogation Tactics

A member family contacted us after a public school official tried to
interview their children for evidence of abuse. We phoned the
official, who said he had been told to use these tactics on
homeschooling families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2964


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2. The Fourth Amendment's Impact on Child Abuse Investigations

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said it best,
"The government's interest in the welfare of children embraces not
only protecting children from physical abuse, but also protecting
children's interest in the privacy and dignity of their homes and in
the lawfully exercised authority of their parents."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2965


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3. Michigan Official: 'We Do Not Talk To Lawyers'

A social services worker investigating bogus accusations against a
homeschooling family not only refused to listen to one of our
attorneys, she accused him of pretending to be a lawyer. She backed
down when we reminded her of her legal obligations and the family's
Fourth Amendment rights.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2966


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4. Rhode Island: Burden Lifted From Principal's Shoulders

A member family contacted us when the local school principal requested
information that went beyond state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2967


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5. Minnesota: Don't Mess With Homeschoolers!

Freedom-loving families in Minnesota have demonstrated this
legislative season that they have what it takes to win the battle for
liberty.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2968


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6. HSLDA: Still Time to Enter Poetry Contest!

April 15 is the deadline for submissions to Home School Legal Defense
Association's annual poetry contest. Contestants ages 9 to 18 are
encouraged to participate. Top prize is $200, so let your creativity
flow.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2975


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7. "Home School Heartbeat": Studying Shakespeare

Don't be scared off by the thees and thous of Elizabethan drama. You
can teach Shakespeare, and your kids can enjoy it! Join Michael Farris
as he interviews one mother who found simple ways to introduce her
children to the Bard of Avon. Launch your own Shakespearean study and
open the door to literature, drama, and adventure!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2974


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8. Generation Joshua: Teen Track Comes to Minnesota

On April 21-22, Generation Joshua will bring its Teen Track program to
the annual Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
Conference at the RiverCentre in St. Paul.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2969



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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April 10: New York Magazine, New York
Sounds of Music: Von Trapp Kids Sing a Few of Their Favorite Things
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2970

April 9: Chicago Tribune, Illinois
Home-Schoolers Get Turn on Dance Floor
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2971

April 6: Waxahachie Daily Light, Texas
Homeschooler Group to Present Play April 27-29
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2972

April 5: Billings Gazette, Montana
Young Spellers Duel in 4 1/2-Hour Contest
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=2973

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