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8/21/2007 4:38:26 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Honoring Moore's Achievements

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Topics for August 21, 2007:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--Honoring Moore's Achievements
2. President's View: The Best Kind of Socialization
3. Case of Poison Oak Gets Exaggerated by Tipster
4. Truancy Charges Against Family Dismissed
5. Homeschool Family Faces 'Never-Ending' Investigation
6. School District Harasses Family Over Survey
7. Special Needs Snippet: One Way to Avoid Burnout
8. Homeschooling Thru High School: Recognition and Encouragement for
Writers
9. Learn Constitutional Law Online with Michael Farris
10. 'Home School Heartbeat': Explaining Teen Behavior
11. Generation Joshua: Online Civics Education

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1. Washington Times Op-ed--Honoring Moore's Achievements

The homeschool community owes a great debt of gratitude to Raymond S.
Moore, who died July 13 at age 91. Mr. Moore was instrumental in
developing the modern homeschool movement. Without his early
involvement, it's likely that homeschooling would not be as popular as
it is today.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4335


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2. President's View: The Best Kind of Socialization

Many homeschoolers have specifically chosen homeschooling because
their view is that school and the typical peer groups found there are
not forces of positive socialization.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4336


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3. Missouri: Case of Poison Oak Gets Exaggerated by Tipster

When social workers accused a member family of neglecting their
children's health, Home School Legal Defense Association intervened.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4337


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4. Texas: Truancy Charges Against Family Dismissed

Authorities charged a member family with truancy after they withdrew
their teenager from public school in order to homeschool him. HSLDA
helped persuade the court to drop the charges.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4338


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5. Illinois: Homeschool Family Faces 'Never-Ending' Investigation

When a social worker refused to reveal the allegations against a
family in an ongoing investigation, the family called HSLDA. We helped
bring the case to a close.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4339


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6. Michigan: School District Harasses Family Over Survey

A public school superintendent apologized when HSLDA asked why
officials had contacted a member family in order to ask survey
questions.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4340


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7. Special Needs Snippet: One Way to Avoid Burnout

You want to get off to a really good start this school year. You plan
to hammer away at teaching those yet-unconquered math facts and those
still-unrecognizable words which occur so frequently in reading. Those
are noble goals, but don't wear out yourself and your child by
devoting all your time to remediating his or her deficiencies. Spend
part of the school day majoring on your child's strengths and
interests. Proverbs 22:6 (according to the Hebrew) gives justification
for doing that: "Train up a child in his way that he should go (the
way that God has gifted him). . . ."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4341


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8. Homeschooling Thru High School: Recognition and Encouragement for
Writers

Are your children gifted writers? If so, you may want to explore
helping them submit their works for publication. On the Homeschooling
Thru High School website resource section, we list a variety of
magazines for you to consider. Also, HSLDA holds an essay contest each
year. For more information, call us at (540) 338-5600 or email
highschool@hslda.org.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4342


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9. 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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10. 'Home School Heartbeat': Explaining Teen Behavior

The adolescent years can be a time of development rather than
conflict--who knew? According to Dr. Robert Epstein's research, he
says parents can encourage young people to be mature by treating them
like adults. To hear more, listen to this week's "Home School
Heartbeat" with HSLDA President Mike Smith.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4343


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11. Generation Joshua: Online Civics Education

From only $10, a Generation Joshua membership grants you access to
some of the best civics materials available. Today, we have 10
courses--that's just $1 per course.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4351


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 20: The News-Virginian, Staunton, Virginia
Parents, Students Turning to Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4344

August 20: The Daily Record, Hickory, North Carolina
McHenry to Picnic with Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4345

August 17: Santa Maria Sun, Santa Maria, California
More Parents are Trading Classrooms for Kitchen Counters
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4346

August 17: The Lake Oswego Review, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Oh, the Places They'll Go
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4347

August 16: The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
Opening a Portal to a Dream
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4348

August 14: The Journal, Martinsburg, West Virginia
Being Non-traditional
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4349

August 14: WLTX-TV Channel 19, Columbia, South Carolina
It's Back to School for Homeschoolers Too!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4350

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