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5/2/2006 4:22:35 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Exit Strategy from Public Schools?

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Topics for May 2, 2006:

1. Southern Baptists Seek Exit Strategy from Public Schools
2. Homeschoolers Stop Expansion of Government Control
3. Compulsory Attendance Laws Restrict Freedom
4. New Law Excuses Homeschoolers From Jury Duty
5. Reading, Writing, and Child Protective Services
6. Statewide Databases and Homeschool Privacy
7. District Asks the Impossible
8. School District Perpetuates False Homeschool Deadlines
9. "Home School Heartbeat": Parental Rights, Part 2


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1. Southern Baptists Want Exit Strategy from Public Schools

A resolution calling for Southern Baptist churches to develop an exit
strategy from public schools is being proposed by Roger Moran, member
of the SBC Executive Committee and a homeschooling father, and Houston
attorney Dr. Bruce Shortt.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3005


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2. Colorado: Homeschoolers Stop Expansion of Government Control

Despite an uphill battle, homeschoolers managed to avoid being
included in legislation aimed at expanding the compulsory attendance
age.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3006


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3. Analysis: Compulsory Attendance Laws Restrict Freedom

Compulsory attendance laws not only attack the rights of parents to
direct the education of their children, a growing body of research
shows that these laws don't work.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3007


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4. Georgia: New Law Excuses Homeschoolers From Jury Duty

On April 18, 2006, Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law House Bill
376 excusing homeschooling parents from jury duty in certain
circumstances.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3008


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5. Wyoming: Reading, Writing, and Child Protective Services

We've intervened in a number of recent cases where homeschooling
families have been accused of educational neglect. HSLDA helps social
services workers understand that homeschooling is the opposite of
neglect.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3009


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6. Nebraska: Statewide Databases and Homeschool Privacy

Will homeschool records be included in Nebraska's new statewide
student database? They're not supposed to be--HSLDA is monitoring the
situation to make sure.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3010


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7. Ohio: District Asks the Impossible

One school district has construed Ohio's homeschool regulations so as
to make it impossible to start homeschooling late in the school year.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3011


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8. Florida: School District Perpetuates False Homeschool Deadlines

Homeschoolers in Florida should take note: A notice recently posted by
a local school district is another example of a deadline that is not
supported by state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3012


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9. "Home School Heartbeat": Parental Rights, Part 2

The chipping away of parents' rights in America will have dangerous
repercussions for future generations. Tune in this week as Michael
Farris describes the current threats to parental rights, and how you
can help combat the growing power of government over our families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3013



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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April 30, 2006: The Washington Times
Homeschoolers Field Own Teams
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3014

April 26: The Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minnesota
'Hero' Dinner Theater Gives Homeschoolers Chance to Shine
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3015

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