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9/19/2006 10:50:27 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Family Summoned to Court

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Topics for Sept. 19, 2006:

1. Family Summoned to Court
2. NYC Contacts All Homeschoolers
3. Districts Demand too Much
4. Poland: Homeschooling Progresses
5. Romania: Homeschoolers Move Forward with Help from America
6. HSLDA Responds to Hostile Article
7. Officials Demand to See Curriculum
8. Family Receives Unannounced Home Visit
9. Homeschooling Thru High School: Current Events Elective
10. Job Opening: Database Administrator/Software Developer
11. 'Home School Heartbeat': Home School Heroes



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1. Louisiana: Family Summoned to Court

After four years of homeschooling, a Ouachita Parish family was
shocked to learn they were being charged with truancy. Our attorney
intervened and was able to have the case dismissed upon proof the
family had filed their paperwork for the 2005-2006 school year.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3285


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2. NYC Contacts All Homeschoolers

Home School Legal Defense Association quickly contacted New York City
school officials when it was learned that they were changing the way
homeschoolers report to the City Department of Education. We will
continue monitoring the situation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3286


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3. Washington: Districts Demand too Much

Several Home School Legal Defense Association members have received
declaration of intent forms from their respective school districts
requesting more information than they are legally required to provide.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3287


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4. Poland: Homeschooling Progresses

Homeschoolers in Poland have been moving forward. Over 10 years ago,
Marek Budajczak started the homeschooling movement in Poland. He has
battled for the right to homeschool legally and has written a book in
Polish for homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3288


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5. Romania: Homeschoolers Move Forward with Help from America

A Romanian homeschooling association is working with the government to
legalize homeschooling outright and preserve education freedom.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3289


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6. Indiana: HSLDA Responds to Hostile Article

A newspaper opinion article commenting on local school board elections
not only twisted the facts about homeschooling, it proposed new,
draconian restrictions on homeschoolers. Our attorney's reply set the
record straight.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3290


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7. Illinois: Officials Demand to See Curriculum

Member families in Illinois have reported visits by school officials
who insist that homeschoolers submit their curriculum for review and
"register" by filling out a form. We are advising members that these
demands are not supported by state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3291


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8. Michigan: Family Receives Unannounced Home Visit

Homeschool families in Michigan need to be on alert. If you are ever
visited by a school official demanding to see your curriculum, simply
say "no," and quickly give HSLDA a call.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3292


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9. Homeschooling Thru High School: Current Events Elective

A current events elective course can easily be developed for your teen
by using the Student News Daily website. Student News Daily covers
current events and is specifically designed for high schoolers. The
website provides a daily news article, a "best of the web" section, an
example of a biased news story, and even a weekly current events quiz.
Suggested questions are given with each news story and could be the
start of a writing assignment each week.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3293


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10. Job Opening: Database Administrator/Software Developer

Home School Legal Defense Association is seeking an experienced
database administrator/software developer to maintain database and
telecommunications technology plus develop and support supplemental
applications. This full-time, on-site position offers excellent
benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3140



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11. 'Home School Heartbeat': Home School Heroes Part 2

Can homeschoolers count on our freedoms continuing indefinitely? Only
if we are willing to vigorously defend those rights. This week, hear
the inspiring stories of families who risked prosecution and
imprisonment to teach their children at home. With the same dedication
to our cause, we can ensure that our children and grandchildren are
able to homeschool in peace.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3294



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 17: The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois
Regional Office of Education Says it has a Right to Check on Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3295

September 17: The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois
AMACHE Comes Through for Local Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3296

September 15: The Free Press, Raleigh, North Carolina
Homeschoolers Getting Better Jobs
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3297

September 13: Rappahannock News, Rappahannock, Virginia
Rappahannock Homeschoolers Start School on Their Own Schedule
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3298

September 13: University of California Riverside, Riverside,
California
UC Riverside Taps Into Rich Vein of Homeschool Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3299

September 13: Eagle Publications, Macomb, Illinois
Lessons from Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3300

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