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3/6/2007 5:08:54 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--The Battle Against Fascist Conformity

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>> Legislation in Your State

If you live in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New
Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah, Vermont, or Wyoming, click the link below for important news
about legislation that could affect your
freedom to homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3703


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Topics for March 6, 2007:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--The Battle Against Fascist Conformity
2. Homeschoolers Exempted From Compulsory Attendance Age Expansion
3. Superintendent Demands Homeschoolers Register
4. Anonymous Tipster Turns in Homeschoolers
5. District Requires Homeschoolers to Fill Out Unnecessary Form
6. Entries Wanted for Poetry, Photo Contests
7. Apprenticeship Success Stories Wanted
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Biblical Philosophy of Education
9. Generation Joshua: Benjamin Rush Award Details Online


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1. Washington Times Op-ed--The Battle Against Fascist Conformity

It is hard to believe that within the civilized world in the 21st
century we would still need to talk about actions used by the Nazi
party in Germany to enforce civic conformity to the Nazi ideal.
Unfortunately, this is exactly what is taking place in Germany today,
and homeschoolers are the targets.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3840


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2. Colorado: Homeschoolers Exempted From Compulsory Attendance Age
Expansion

The united voices of Colorado homeschoolers helped defeat attempts to
extend the compulsory attendance age last year. A new compulsory
attendance age bill is headed for the governor, but it contains an
exemption for homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3841


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3. Illinois: Superintendent Demands Homeschoolers Register

In the Charleston school district, letters were sent to all known
homeschool families signed by the regional public school
superintendent, demanding each family register. The Home School Legal
Defense Association wrote to the school district, explaining that this
was an illegal requirement.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3842


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4. Florida: Anonymous Tipster Turns in Homeschoolers

The same day they moved into a new home, the Love family was visited
by a social worker investigating an anonymous tip. As a homeschooling
family in a new neighborhood, the Loves turned to HSLDA for help.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3843


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5. Texas: District Requires Homeschoolers to Fill Out Unnecessary Form

A member family contacted us when local public school officials tried
to make them fill out a so-called "Homeschool Declaration Form." We
informed officials that Texas law requires no such form.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3844


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6. Home School Foundation: Entries Wanted for Poetry, Photo Contests

HSLDA's 2007 contests for poetry and photography have begun! The
contest is open to all homeschoolers ages 9-19. Entries must be
postmarked by April 15. Proceeds will be donated to the Home School
Foundation.

For contest details visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3845


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7. Apprenticeship Success Stories Wanted

If you know a homeschooler or a homeschool family that is doing
something interesting in the area of apprenticeships, we would like to
know. Click on the link below to submit your story. Thanks for helping
HSLDA stay informed about trends in homeschooling. We
appreciate you and what you do to help keep homeschooling free!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3766

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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Biblical Philosophy of Education

Educational methods abound today, but which is best for your child?
Join Michael Farris as he looks at what the Bible says about training
children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3846


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9. Generation Joshua: Benjamin Rush Award Details Online

Award details have been announced for the Benjamin Rush Awards
Program. In addition to scholarships to Patrick Henry College and an
all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., participants can now earn
cool rewards such as iPods, and gift certificates to places like Best
Buy and Barnes & Noble.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3850



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 4: Associated Press
Universities Easing Policies for Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3847

February 28: WorldTalkRadio.com
Homeschool Socialization: A Legal Expert Speaks to the Issue
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3848

February 28: Washington Times Op-ed, Washington, D.C.
2007 German Horror Tale
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3849

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