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11/21/2006 2:59:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschool 'Inspection' Scheduled at Police Station

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national organization lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers on
Capitol Hill.

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http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1102

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Topics for November 21, 2006:

1. Homeschool 'Inspection' Scheduled at Police Station
2. Family Won't be Bullied Again Into Filing Form
3. Puerto Rico Homeschoolers Obtain Great Victory
4. Enlightened Officials Reverse 'Denial' of Homeschooling
5. Marriage Amendments Win!
6. County Requests Progress Reports
7. District Seeks Curriculum Review
8. Homeschooling Thru High School: State Resources
9. Patrick Henry College Jobs Available
10. 'Home School Heartbeat': Why America Is Free


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1. North Carolina: Homeschool 'Inspection' Scheduled at Police Station

When North Carolina officials asked some homeschooling families to go
to a police station and submit to having their records inspected, an
outcry understandably resulted. The request clearly was not supported
by state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3501


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2. Missouri: Family Won't be Bullied Again Into Filing Form

When a family finally agreed to grant their daughter's wish to be
homeschooled, they met resistance from public school officials. Our
attorneys took action to show officials what the law really requires
and to head off future threats aimed at homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3502


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3. Puerto Rico Homeschoolers Obtain Great Victory

The 2006 legislative session is over at the House of Representatives
in Puerto Rico, and House Bill 2754, proposed to regulate
homeschooling, was defeated. Homeschoolers lobbying against it have
obtained a great victory.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3503


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4. Virginia: Enlightened Officials Reverse 'Denial' of Homeschooling

Home School Legal Defense Association took action when a school
district attempted to reject a homeschooling mother's letter of
intent. Our attorney showed that the homeschooler's paperwork was in
order and that school officials had no authority to deny the right to
homeschool.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3504


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5. Marriage Amendments Win!

Thank you for working and voting for the marriage amendments that were
on the ballots in eight states. They passed in all but one: Arizona.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3505


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6. Tennessee: County Requests Progress Reports

In a memorandum to homeschool parents dated September 7, 2006, the
coordinator of attendance for Roane County Schools directed the
parents to submit progress reports on four specified dates during the
school year.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3506


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7. Connecticut: District Seeks Curriculum Review

After a Home School Legal Defense Association member family filed a
notice of intent to conduct home instruction with East Lyme Public
Schools, they received a letter from the school district instructing
them to make an appointment "in order to review the curriculum [the
family would] be providing."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3507


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8. Homeschooling Thru High School: State Resources

As more and more families homeschool through the high school years,
state homeschool organizations are adding new activities, resources,
and class opportunities for families to take advantage of on the local
level. Check out what's available in your state and investigate
opportunities in other states that you may be able to replicate in
your homeschooling community.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3508


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9. Patrick Henry College Jobs Available

Patrick Henry College is accepting resumes for two computer-related
positions. Candidates for Helpdesk Supervisor/Technician must
illustrate their ability to manage the organization's PC support
services, as well as a staff of technicians. Candidates for the
Programmer/Analyst position must illustrate extensive knowledge in
application development and data management.

For more information and to apply visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3509


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10. 'Home School Heartbeat': Why America Is Free

In an age of revisionist history, resources rooted in historical fact
are all the more refreshing. This week, Michael Farris highlights one
factual history book and shows why it could be a helpful addition to
your homeschool.

For more information and to apply visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3510



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 19: The State, Columbia, South Carolina
Prom Night, with Family
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3511

November 19: The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois
Programs Help the Homeschooled
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3512

November 17: Bloomberg.com
Homeschooled Manhattanites Get Help From $50,000 Tutors, DVDs
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3513

November 17: The Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
No School, No Problem; Homecoming Still a kick
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3514

November 17: The Concord Monitor, Concord, New Hampshire
Homeschoolers Connect with History
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3515

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