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3/20/2007 4:54:34 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschoolers Get Legislative Victory

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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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-> How many news articles did you read this morning over your
oatmeal?

We live in a world where concise information presented at the
right time can make a big difference in the outcome of important
legislative efforts. Yet it's tough to keep up with all the
issues that affect you. HSLDA does this for you in the areas that
affect your homeschool. Our emails and website enable you to
take quick, decisive action. Please consider becoming a part of
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>> Legislation in Your State

If you live in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina,
Oregon or Texas, 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 20, 2007:

1. Homeschoolers Get Legislative Victory
2. Bill Would Raise Compulsory Attendance Age
3. Homeschool Testing Bill Defeated
4. Compulsory Attendance Risk Gets Bigger
5. National Rifle Association Youth Art Contest
6. Homeschooling Thru High School: SAT/ACT Prep CD Offer
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': 'A Mom Just Like You'


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1. Montana: Homeschoolers Get Legislative Victory

On February 23, 2007, the Montana Senate dealt a death blow to a
legislative proposal which would have required homeschoolers to
register with the county superintendent and imposed an unreasonable
deadline for doing so.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3910


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2. North Carolina: Bill Would Raise Compulsory Attendance Age

Senate Bill 171 is a legislative proposal which would raise North
Carolina's compulsory school attendance age from 16 to 17, until the
child graduates from high school. If enacted, this legislation would
require homeschoolers to comply with the law for an additional year,
including an additional year of standardized testing. Home School
Legal Defense Association believes that Senate Bill 171 should be
opposed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3911


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3. Mississippi: Homeschool Testing Bill Defeated

The Mississippi Legislature has declined to approve a measure to
require testing of students in home instruction programs.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3912


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4. New Hampshire: Compulsory Attendance Risk Gets Bigger

On Thursday, March 15, the New Hampshire Senate voted 17 to 7 to pass
Senate Bill 18. HSLDA opposes this bill, which would raise the age of
compulsory attendance from 16 to 18.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3913


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5. National Rifle Association Youth Art Contest

The National Rifle Association is sponsoring a Youth Art Contest for
students in grades 1-12. First place prize is $500, and homeschooled
students are eligible to enter.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3914


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6. Homeschooling Thru High School: SAT/ACT Prep CD Offer

SAT and ACT test preparation is crucial to achieving high college
entrance scores. To help your child prepare for the tests, HSLDA
offers a choice of either the SAT or ACT test prep CD for $9.95 for a
one-year renewable license made possible by eKnowledge through a grant
from the NFL Football Players Association. Many HSLDA members have
already taken advantage of the offer and attest to the helpfulness of
the program.

For more information and to order:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3915


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': 'A Mom Just Like You'

Moms, you feel a lot of pressure when it comes to homeschooling your
kids, so get ready for some encouragement! This week, Mike Farris
talks with his wife about the insights she learned from over 18 years
of teaching their children at home.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3916



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 20: The Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts
Homeschoolers Offered Field Day
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3917

March 16: The Friday Flyer, Canyon Lake, California
Photo of the Week: Show-off
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3918

March 15: WMC-TV Channel 5, Memphis, Tennessee
Some African-Americans Choosing Homeschooling over the 'System'
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3919

March 15: The Philadelphia Enquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Homeschooled Spelling Ace Heads to Nationals
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3920

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