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11/7/2006 2:33:38 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Investigation of All New Homeschoolers to Stop

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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For us, good customer service is both an art and a science
-it should appeal to our members and be effective. Consider what
our members say about us:

We're thankful for the support HSLDA membership provides us. We'd
never homeschool without them. We highly recommend HSLDA to all
homeschoolers. - North Tonawanda, NY

I cannot imagine our homeschool journey without HSLDA's strong
leadership, protection, and guidance. God bless HSLDA!
- Alta Loma, California

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1940

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Topics for November 7, 2006:

1. Routine Investigation of All New Homeschoolers to Stop
2. Family Hits Bull's-Eye in Saving Archery Program
3. Letter No Reason to Consider Charter Schools
4. Homeschooler Responds to Unfair Article
5. District Seeks Evaluation
6. District Requests Exceeds Law
7. County Revises Form
8. Educating the Educators
9. Enroll Now for January Constitutional Law Course
10. Job Opening: Database Administrator/Software Developer
11. 'Home School Heartbeat': Principles of Government


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1. Missouri: Routine Investigation of All New Homeschoolers to Stop

We immediately took action when we heard public school officials in
one county were reporting as truant every family who withdrew their
children to begin homeschooling. We traced the source of the faulty
policy and helped put an end to it.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3474


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2. Kentucky: Family Hits Bull's-Eye in Saving Archery Program

A family who for years had used archery as part of their homeschooling
program almost had their ability to pursue the sport on their own
property taken away by city government. We convinced these officials
that a proposed ban for homeschools while allowing public and other
private schools to conduct an archery program would be discriminatory.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3475


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3. California: Letter No Reason to Consider Charter Schools

Member families with fewer than six students enrolled in their private
school received copies of a letter from the Morongo Unified School
District. The letter alarmed some of our members.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3476


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4. Virginia: Homeschooler Responds to Unfair Article

An article slamming homeschool parents was included in a recently
published college research and writing handbook, "The Concise
Wadsworth Handbook," by Kirszner and Mandell, giving a homeschool
student a chance to shine.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3477


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5. Oregon: District Seeks Evaluation

A homeschooling mother contacted us when local public school officials
inquired about evaluating her daughter for special education needs. We
helped the mother inform officials that she intended to use private
resources.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3478


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6. New York: District Requests Exceeds Law

Concerned that their local public school district was requesting
additional information, a member family contacted us for help. We
showed officials that their request went beyond what the law requires
and that the family's paperwork was in order.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3479


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7. Arizona: County Revises Form

After notifying their county superintendent that their son had
graduated from homeschool, a member family received a letter insisting
they had to submit a notarized withdrawal form. The family did not
think they were required to submit this form, and they were right.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3480


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8. Massachusetts: Educating the Educators

A homeschooling parent in Massachusetts used our website to help
educate the local public school superintendent as to why his demands
were outside the law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3481


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9. Enroll Now for January Constitutional Law Course

If you've always wanted to learn more about the history and background
of our legal system, from a biblical perspective, or if you're looking
for a good U.S. government class for your homeschooled students, then
sign up for the next Constitutional Law course taught by Michael
Farris. The class begins January 8, 2007, and concludes June 4, 2007.

This 18-week Internet-based course follows Farris' new textbook,
"Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens," and uses a MP3 CD to
deliver the "classroom" lectures.

For more information and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3482


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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': Principles of Government

With the privilege of voting comes the responsibility of choosing
leaders who will guard our freedoms. On this week's programs, host
Michael Farris explains the principles that form the foundation of our
government--principles that should inform our choice on Election Day.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3483



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 7: KLTV 7 News, Tyler, Texas
Nine-Year-Old Boy Starts His Own Newspaper
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3487

November 3: The Herald, Glasgow, Scotland
Call for Change on Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3484

November 2: AZCentral.com
Ariz. Popular for Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3485

November 1: Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Washington
Plenty of Helping Hands
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3486

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