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10/23/2007 4:36:23 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Judge Rules Social Worker Tactics Unconstitutional

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Topics for October 23, 2007:

1. Judge Rules Social Worker Fear Tactics Unconstitutional
2. Washington Times Op-ed--Parents Vital to Driver Education
3. Waukee Corrects Letter
4. New PSAT Law Gets Tested
5. HSLDA Essay Contest Deadline Approaching
6. PSAT Homeschool Codes
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling with Internationally Adopted
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1. Arizona: Judge Rules Social Worker Fear Tactics Unconstitutional

A federal court in Arizona has ruled that an unsupported threat to
place children in custody, made to coerce cooperation with a social
services investigation, violates the constitutional guarantee of
family privacy and integrity.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4484


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2. Washington Times Op-ed--Parents Vital to Driver Education

One area of family life that has closely followed the pattern of the
homeschooling movement is parent-taught driver education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4485


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3. Iowa: Waukee Corrects Letter

After being contacted by Home School Legal Defense Association, public
school officials agreed to change incorrect information about year-end
assessments contained in a standard letter they sent to homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4486


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4. Texas: New PSAT Law Gets Tested

Once HSLDA explained recent changes in state law, officials in a
Dallas-area public school district quickly agreed to allow teens from
a member family to take a college scholarship test.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4487


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5. HSLDA Essay Contest Deadline Approaching

Dot your I's and cross your T's, because there's only about a week
left in which you can submit your entry to the HSLDA 2007 Essay
Contest. Entries must be postmarked no later than November 1.

For contest themes and guidelines:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4488


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6. PSAT Homeschool Codes

It is a good idea to know the PSAT homeschooling code for your state
before taking the exam.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4492


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling with Internationally Adopted
Children

For parents who feel called to international adoptions and
homeschooling, host Mike Smith and his guests will share some ways to
prepare your family for this full-time ministry on this week's series.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4489


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 22: Tahlequah Daily Press, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Stepping into the Past
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4490

October 17: KOMU TV, Columbia, Missouri
A School Close to Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4491

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