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8/14/2007 4:03:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschoolers Lobby Congress

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Topics for August 14, 2007:

1. Homeschoolers Lobby Congress as Part of Congressional Action
Program
2. Epilogue for Washington Borough Daytime Curfew
3. 'Approval' Dropped from Form
4. Renowned Apologist Joins PHC Faculty
5. Special Needs Snippet: Eclectic Curriculum
6. Save on Curriculum for New School Year
7. Learn Constitutional Law Online with Michael Farris
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Interview with Presidential Candidate Tom
Tancredo

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1. Homeschoolers Lobby Congress as Part of Congressional Action
Program

Dozens of homeschooling parents and children visited Capitol Hill
recently as part of Home School Legal Defense Association's
Congressional Action Program. The event not only proved educational
for those who attended, it helped yield an important legislative
victory.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4321


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2. New Jersey: Epilogue for Washington Borough Daytime Curfew

After successfully opposing a restrictive daytime curfew,
homeschoolers worked with local legislators to craft a nighttime
curfew law that does not conflict with basic rights.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4322


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3. Virginia: 'Approval' Dropped from Form

Some Virginia school systems have recently tried to assert that they
have approval power over homeschool programs. HSLDA stands ready to
point out that state law grants public school officials no such
authority.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4323


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4. Renowned Apologist Joins PHC Faculty

One of contemporary Christianity's leading apologetics experts will be
joining the faculty of Patrick Henry College this fall. Dr. John
Warwick Montgomery, author of more than forty books in five languages
on the issues of human rights and biblical apologetics, has been named
a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Christian Thought
at PHC.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4324


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5. Special Needs Snippet: Eclectic Curriculum

If your special needs homeschooler struggles with some subjects but
not others, you may want to consider an eclectic approach when
choosing curriculum. For instance, it may be necessary for you to use
one publisher's reading materials at a grade level lower than your
child's chronological age and yet another company's math materials at
a level on or above your child's chronological age. An excellent
resource in modifying curriculum in this manner is Judith Munday's
"Teaching Your Special Needs Student: Strategies and Tools that Really
Work," available at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4325 .

For more help with homeschooling your struggling learner:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4326


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6. Save on Curriculum for New School Year

Through expanded member benefits, HSLDA is offering homeschoolers
various ways to save on curriculum. Our online Curriculum Market
provides an auction setting where anyone can post used curriculum for
sale and HSLDA members can buy. Our Clicks for Homeschooling program
links you to top online retailers and benefits the Home School
Foundation every time you make a purchase.

Access HSLDA's Curriculum Market at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4327
Access Clicks for Homeschooling at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4328


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7. Learn Constitutional Law Online with Michael Farris

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 September 10, 2007, and concludes February
25, 2008.

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

To learn more and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4290


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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Interview with Presidential Candidate Tom
Tancredo

In this installment of Home School Heartbeat's Presidential Candidate
Interview Series, Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo voices his
opinions on a variety of issues relevant to the homeschooling family.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4329



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 12: The Press-Gazette, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Students Fight Myths about Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4330

August 12: The Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Area Homeschooled Kids Take to the Woods
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4331

August 9: The Mercury, Cape Town, South Africa
MEC Slams Home Education
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4332

August 8: WorldNetDaily.com
Are You Smarter than a Homeschooler?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4333

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