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4/10/2007 5:00:05 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Plan Turns Homeschools into Public Schools

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-> Is customer service an art or a science?

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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>> Legislation in Your State

If you live in Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, South
Carolina 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 April 10, 2007:

1. Nelson Plan Turns Homeschools into Public Schools
2. Brookdale Community College Opens to Homeschoolers
3. Teen Golfer Takes His Game to the Top
4. Last Week for Poetry and Photography Contest Entries!
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Changing Our Nation--The Power of Prayer
6. Generation Joshua: Local Club Organizes Town Hall Meetings


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1. Virginia: Nelson Plan Turns Homeschools into Public Schools

Next year, the Virginia government education system will make an
unprecedented push to draw homeschoolers into their system.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3993


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2. New Jersey: Brookdale Community College Opens to Homeschoolers

After what might be called the "second battle of Monmouth," Brookdale
Community College (aka County College of Monmouth) has changed its
policies and will now allow high school-level homeschoolers to take
classes.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3994


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3. Teen Golfer Takes His Game to the Top

In 2002, 13-year-old Michael Whitehead had a choice: play football or
golf. He chose golf. Five years later, Michael is moving up the ranks
as a junior-level champion golfer. In October 2006, the homeschooled
high school senior was named an HP Scholastic Junior All-American by
Hewlett Packard and the American Junior Golf Association.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3995


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4. Last Week for Poetry and Photography Contest Entries

A timely reminder: Entries for Home School Legal Defense Association's
2007 Poetry and Photography Contests must be postmarked no later than
April 15. We are excited by the entries we have received so far. The
contests benefit the Home School Foundation's Special Needs Children's
Fund.

To see contest rules and themes please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3996


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Changing Our Nation--The Power of Prayer

Homeschooling families are rightly concerned about the direction our
nation is headed. But what can we do to make an impact? This week,
National Day of Prayer Task Force Chairman Shirley Dobson joins
Michael Farris to discuss the power of prayer in turning our nation
around.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3997


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6. Generation Joshua: Local Club Organizes Town Hall Meetings

Making an impact in the civic and political arenas is more than just
voting each November; it is a yearlong process. One Generation Joshua
Club took this idea to heart when it organized three town hall
meetings on issues affecting its community.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3998


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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April 10: The Flint Journal, Flint, Michigan
Homeschooled Student Wins Speech Contest Again
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=3999

April 9: Monroe News, Monroe, Michigan
'Mom Time' on Rise
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4000

April 4: Voice of America
Traditional Schools Learn from Home Schools
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4001

April 3: New-Tribune, Jefferson City, Missouri
Over the Rainbow: Home-Educated Students Take Audiences to Oz
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4002

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