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10/16/2007 4:56:50 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Don't Trade Freedom for Government Assistance

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Topics for October 16, 2007:

1. Don't Trade Freedom for Government Assistance
2. School District Acknowledges Request not Necessary to Homeschool
3. Somerset County Will Stop Seeking Unauthorized Curriculum
Information
4. Homeschooling Thru High School: Devotional Suggestions for Teens
5. Patrick Henry College Celebrates Homecoming
6. Special Needs Snippet: Find Your Student's Learning Style
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Patrick Henry College Institute

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1. Idaho: Don't Trade Freedom for Government Assistance

Home School Legal Defense Association will continue to oppose
homeschooling tax credit legislation in Idaho as long as the proposed
legislation also suggests regulation of home education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4473


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2. New Jersey: School District Acknowledges Request not Necessary to
Homeschool

A public school official agreed to change a form letter that implied
her office had the authority to deny "requests" to homeschool. She
said nothing, however, about supposed research indicating public
schools are the "best place" to educate children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4474


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3. Maryland: Somerset County Will Stop Seeking Unauthorized Curriculum
Information

The superintendent of Somerset County Public Schools recently sent a
letter and form to homeschool families asking whether they had made
any changes in their curriculum. Counties are not authorized by law to
seek this information.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4475


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4. Homeschooling Thru High School: Devotional Suggestions for Teens

The family who prays together stays together. There is much truth to
this adage, so experience the joy of studying the Bible together as a
family. On the Homeschooling Thru High School website check out a few
resources to help you grow this habit.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4476


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5. Patrick Henry College Celebrates Homecoming

Alumni and students worked on creating new traditions at a young
college intent on influencing the culture for Christ.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4477


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6. Special Needs Snippet: Find Your Student's Learning Style

Teachers tend to use a teaching approach which matches their own best
way to learn. However, a teacher's way of learning may clash with a
given student's best method of learning. Every good teacher does want
a child to succeed. So, it may become necessary to do some probing to
determine more about the student's strengths and weaknesses. This
probing is often done through formal assessments. Informal assessments
may also yield valuable information. Any type of assessment should
furnish the teacher with ideas for teaching in ways which would
maximize the child's potential and also lessen the student's and
teacher's stress levels.

For more special needs resources:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4482


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Patrick Henry College Institute

As mainstream America becomes dominated by a relativistic worldview,
how do Christians stay grounded in the truth of the Bible? This week,
Dr. Graham Walker and Dr. Gene Edward Veith will unpack some ideas
that are threatening the basic principles of the American founding,
absolute truth, and Christian higher education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4478


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 16: The Journal News, White Plains, New York
Do the Math Before You Decide on Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4483

October 15: WorldNetDaily.com
Parents Fight State for 8-month-old Son
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4479

October 11: Lincolnshire Echo, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
All-time High in Number of Homeschooled Kids
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4480

October 9: The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Homeschoolers March to the Beat of Their Own Drum
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4481

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