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10/3/2006 5:09:30 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Bill to Make Public Education a Constitutional Right

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Topics for October 3, 2006:

1. Bill in Congress to Make Public Education a Constitutional Right
2. Attorneys Change, Mission Stays the Same
3. HSLDA Senior Counsel Receives Distinguished Award
4. Homeschoolers Named to Prestigious High School Society
5. Generation Joshua: Student Action Team Deadline Approaching
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Interview with Homeschool Dad Bruce Shortt


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1. Bill in Congress to Make Public Education a Constitutional Right

As another reminder of attempts to take educational choices out of the
hands of parents, legislation has been introduced in Congress
proposing to amend the U.S. Constitution to make public education a
"right."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3318


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2. Attorneys Change, Mission Stays the Same

In its own version of the changing of the guard, last month Home
School Legal Defense Association bid farewell to a longtime fellow
advocate for family and freedom while welcoming aboard another
talented attorney.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3331


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3. HSLDA Senior Counsel Receives Distinguished Award

On October 13, HSLDA Senior Counsel Chris Klicka will receive the
distinguished Jack Kennedy Memorial Alumni Achievement Award for his
accomplishments in the field of law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3319


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4. Homeschoolers Named to Prestigious High School Society

Earlier this year, homeschooled students Ronnie Grider and Penelope
Anderson were selected for membership in the National Society of High
School Scholars (NSHSS).

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3320


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5. Generation Joshua: Student Action Team Deadline Approaching

The 2006 mid-term elections will set the political tone and direction
of the country for the next two years. October 10 is the deadline to
sign up for Student Action Teams. We need your help to win political
races for pro-life and pro-homeschooling candidates.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3321


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': Interview with Homeschool Dad Bruce Shortt

While moms usually shoulder the bulk of teaching in a homeschool, some
dads take on this role. This week, Bruce Shortt describes the
challenges and rewards of teaching his three sons. He also gives an
update on the Southern Baptist Convention education resolution of
2006, which he co-sponsored.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3322



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 2: Family News in Focus
German Court Upholds Law Prohibiting Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3323

October 1: The Associated Press
Colleges Covet Homeschooled Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3324

September 28: Tuscon Citizen, Tuscon, Arizona
Boy, 13, Finalist for 'Young Scientist of the Year'
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3325

September 27: LifeSite.net
European Human Rights Court Denies Appeal of German Homeschooling
Family
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3326

September 27: The Stayton Mail, Silverton, Oregon
Faith Turns Homeschool Student into Young Author
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3327

September 26: WorldNetDaily.com
Campaign to Overturn Law that Jailed Homeschool Mom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3328

September 25: San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California
Homeschooling Appeals to More African Americans
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3329

September 24: Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland, Texas
Homeschooled Student Earns National Merit Semifinalist Honor
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3330

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