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5/24/2006 9:00:21 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--College Rescinds Discriminatory Policy

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Topics for May 24, 2006:

1. College Rescinds Discriminatory Homeschool Policy
2. Which Colleges and Universities are Homeschool-friendly?
3. Social Worker Threatens New American Homeschoolers
4. Still Time to Enter the 2006 Photography Contest!
5. State Acknowledges Error
6. 'HSLDA is a Lifesaver!'
7. Illinois Social Worker: 'What Are You Trying To Hide?'
8. HSLDA Appeals After Board Tries to Close a Homeschool
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': The International Threat to Homeschooling
10. Generation Joshua: Teen Track Comes to Houston


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1. Oklahoma: College Rescinds Discriminatory Homeschool Policy

After a protracted struggle, Home School Legal Defense Association
attorneys persuaded an Oklahoma college to comply with the law and
stop discriminating against homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3068


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2. Which Colleges and Universities are Homeschool-friendly?

Participating colleges and universities are ranked by the
homeschool-friendliness of their admission policies.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3080


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3. Texas: Social Worker Threatens New American Homeschoolers

The Uduma family came from Nigeria a few years ago, hoping to provide
for their family in this country. What they didn't count on was being
investigated by social services.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3069


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4. Still Time to Enter the 2006 Photography Contest!

There is still time to enter HSLDA's 2006 photography contest. Entries
must be received by Thursday, June 1 and the top prize is $200, so get
those camera shutters flying! The contest is open for ages 9 to 18.
For guidelines and themes, please visit our website:

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3081


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5. Iowa: State Acknowledges Error

A public school official's error led to accusations that a member
family's son was falling behind academically. We showed the boy was
indeed complying with state guidelines.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3070


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6. Texas: 'HSLDA is a Lifesaver!'

A homeschooling family called for help when two government officials
showed up at their front door, demanding to see the family's
curriculum.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3071


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7. Illinois Social Worker: 'What Are You Trying To Hide?'

Two homeschooling parents accused of abuse turned to us when their
lawyer advised them to let social workers interview their children.
Our attorneys urged the family to stand on their Fourth Amendment
rights.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3072


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8. Rhode Island: HSLDA Appeals After Board Tries to Close a Homeschool

Based on a restrictive interpretation of a vague state law, the West
Warwick school committee voted to rescind a member family's right to
homeschool. Home School Legal Defense Association is appealing.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3073


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9. 'Home School Heartbeat': The International Threat to Homeschooling

Why should homeschooling parents be concerned about international
treaties? This week, Mike Farris describes the growing threat of the
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. If ratified by the U.S.
Senate, this international treaty will become part of American higher
law, placing parental decisions under the authority of a 10-member
committee.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3074


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10. Generation Joshua: Teen Track Comes to Houston

On June 2-3, Generation Joshua will bring its Teen Track program to
the annual Gulf Coast Home Education Conference at the Reliant Center
in Houston, Texas.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3075



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 22: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri
Happy Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3076

May 22: The Daily Times, Farmington, New Mexico
Homeschoolers Take to the Stage
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3077

May 18: WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tennessee
Controversy Over Homeschooling Mother
Winning Seat on Nashville School Board
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3078

May 17: The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina
Nine-Year-Old Publishes First Book
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3079

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