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6/21/2006 10:39:49 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Federal Regulations Threaten Religious Liberty

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Topics for June 21, 2006:

1. Federal Regulations Threaten Religious Liberty
2. HSLDA 2006 Photo Contest Winners Announced
3. Homeschoolers Mistakenly Included in State Database
4. Family with Convictions against Immunizations Investigated
5. Restrictive Homeschool Bill Defeated in Puerto Rico
6. Testing Bill Dies
7. Bills Affecting Homeschoolers Die in Legislature
8. Homeschooling Thru High School: Seminars and Tapes
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Interview with Ned Ryun
10. Generation Joshua: David Barton Keynotes Pastor's Briefing


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1. Ohio: Federal Regulations Threaten Religious Liberty

Shocking new demands placed on private at-home schools can be
weathered if families stick together and rely on their constitutional
freedoms.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3123


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2. HSLDA 2006 Photo Contest Winners Announced

It is with great pleasure that we announce the results of the 2006
HSLDA Photo Contest. Winning photographs will be posted soon.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3124


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3. New York: Homeschoolers Mistakenly Included in State Database

This school year several homeschool families have been told to turn in
detailed personal information about their children for a state
database. So far at least four different districts across New York
have demanded similar information.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3125


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4. Illinois: Family with Convictions against Immunizations
Investigated

An Illinois homeschooling family with a conviction against
immunization was reported to social services for alleged abuse.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3126


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5. Restrictive Homeschool Bill Defeated in Puerto Rico

The Education Committee of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
recommended on May 8, 2006 not to approve a bill that would have
regulated homeschooling on the island. If it had passed, the bill
would have been the most restrictive homeschool law in the nation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3127


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6. Alabama: Testing Bill Dies

A bill which would have required all nonpublic school students to take
and pass a high school graduation exam prior to graduation died in the
Alabama Legislature.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3128


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7. Tennessee: Bills Affecting Homeschoolers Die in Legislature

Two bills making public school resources available to homeschoolers
died at the end of the 2006 legislative session.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3129


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8. Homeschooling Thru High School: Seminars and Tapes

If you are unable to attend your state organization's annual
homeschool conference, consider ordering tapes of the sessions of
interest to you. These generally cost $3-5 per tape and can be
listened to while driving in the car, waiting in the doctor's office,
or relaxing on a cool summer's evening. Tapes from other state's
conferences are also available to you so check out their websites
listed on HSLDA's website. Also, if you haven't already done so, check
out the tips and information on our blog at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3131 .

Conference calendar:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3130


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9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Interview with Ned Ryun

Every citizen has a role to play in electing good leaders to
office--even your 13-year-old can make a difference! This week, Mike
Smith talks with Ned Ryun, director of Generation Joshua. Explore the
reasons why political involvement is so important, and discover some
practical ways you and your kids can take part in our nation's
government.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3132


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10. Generation Joshua: David Barton Keynotes Pastor's Briefing

Last Thursday, over 200 pastors and ministry leaders attended a
pastors' briefing in Knoxville and Kingsport, Tennessee. Generation
Joshua hosted the event and President of WallBuilders David Barton
spoke on the role of Christians in civil government.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3133



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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June 19: The Macomb Journal, Macomb, Illinois
Homeschool Curriculum Swap and Show
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3134

June 18: The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina
Homeschoolers Press Conservative Denominations to Leave Public Schools
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3135

June 15: The Brussels Journal Belgium
Brussels Journal Editor Threatened with Prosecution over Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3136

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