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9/13/2006 9:37:36 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschool Escapes False Child Abuse Allegations

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-> Extreme makeovers are for extreme circumstances...

Most homeschools don't need an extreme makeover, but there is
something to be said for attention to detail and recognition of
accomplishments. Watch the media and you'll soon see that not
everyone wants home educators and homeschooling to look good.
HSLDA works hard to shed light on the good work of home educators
so it's obvious that we don't need someone "making-over" our
homeschools. Join HSLDA and help us show the world that we're fine
as we are . . . thank you!

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1943

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Topics for September 13, 2006:

1. Homeschool Escapes False Child Abuse Allegations
2. Family in Giles County Investigated
3. Immunization Tracking Bill Dies in House
4. School District Disregards Law
5. Declaration of Intent Trouble
6. School Districts Threaten Truancy Charges
7. Amelia Withdraws Request for Notice from Exempt Family
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': 'Home School Heroes'
9. Generation Joshua: GenJ Clubs to Make Election Impact


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1. Kansas: Homeschool Escapes False Child Abuse Allegations

When a homeschool family refused to let a social worker into their
house to interview their children, the social worker tried again--at
the grandmother's home. Our attorneys intervened, and eventually the
case was closed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3274


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2. Tennessee: Family in Giles County Investigated

When a state social worker and school attendance officer sought to
interview the adopted children of a member family, the mother
contacted HSLDA seeking advice. We helped the family prove that the
allegations against them were false.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3275


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3. South Carolina: Immunization Tracking Bill Dies in House

Legislation which would have established a state immunization registry
for South Carolina children failed to pass the House of
Representatives in 2006.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3276


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4. Pennsylvania: School District Disregards Law

Prior to the 2006-2007 school year, Avon Grove School District sent a
letter to homeschooling parents notifying them that it had revised its
policy for home education programs. Unfortunately, the new policy had
little resemblance to the actual requirements for homeschooling under
Pennsylvania law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3277


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5. Georgia: Declaration of Intent Trouble

A good many school districts in Georgia are continuing to insist that
parents conducting a home study program utilize the declaration of
intent form developed by local public school officials. The problem
with using these forms is that they almost always seek information
about the homeschool and family not required by state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3278


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6. Alabama: School Districts Threaten Truancy Charges

At the beginning of this school year, school districts in at least two
counties in Alabama threatened to file truancy charges against all
church school students in their respective counties.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3279


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7. Virginia: County Withdraws Request for Notice from Exempt Family

A family homeschooling under Virginia's religious exemption contacted
us after a local public school official requested they file a notice
of intent. The official withdrew her request after our attorney
explained the law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3280


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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': 'Home School Heroes'

Do you know the stories of homeschool freedom? In his newest book,
Home School Heroes, Home School Legal Defense Association Senior
Counsel Christopher Klicka narrates the growth of homeschooling from a
small but determined group of parents who believed passionately in
their right to teach their own children to a national movement with
media recognition and political clout.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3281


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9. Generation Joshua: GenJ Clubs to Make Election Impact

Since 2005, more than 50 Generation Joshua Clubs have been formed.
This year, many of them hope to make an impact in the upcoming 2006
elections.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3282



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 10: The News Review, Roseburg, Oregon
County Homeschoolers Head Back to Their Domestic Classrooms
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3283

September 9: Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California
Scholar's Body of Work Adding up to Being a Ph.D.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3284

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