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11/6/2007 4:32:00 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--HSLDA Responds To Homeschooling Critic

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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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:

The freedom HSLDA allows me to have as I homeschool is wonderful!
They handle the law and I get to dedicate the time to my daughter.
- National City, CA

HSLDA members since 1993, our membership is just as important to
us as our children's curriculum. Thank you HSLDA for all you do on
our behalf! - West Valley, NY

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1941

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Topics for November 6, 2007:

1. HSLDA Responds to Columnist's 'Alarm' Concerning Homeschooling
2. Homeschoolers Harassed By School District
3. Registration of Homeschool Students Sought
4. DNPE Seeks Meeting With Homeschool Families
5. New Student Film Group Enters Film Festival
6. Opinions Wanted for Webpage Redesign
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers

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1. Michigan: HSLDA Responds to Columnist's 'Alarm' Concerning
Homeschooling

Home School Legal Defense Association set the record straight after a
newspaper opinion writer argued in favor of increased government
oversight of homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4515


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2. South Carolina: Homeschoolers Harassed By School District

As the 2007-2008 school year got under way, HSLDA assisted member
families in Berkeley County School District whose officials insisted
that the families provide information about their homeschool not
required by state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4516


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3. Montana: Registration of Homeschool Students Sought

HSLDA intervened when officials went beyond what state law requires
and asked a member family to register with the local public school
district.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4517


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4. North Carolina: DNPE Seeks Meeting With Homeschool Families

Recently, North Carolina state education officials sent a letter to
some randomly selected homeschooling families requesting that they
voluntarily meet to review school records. State law, however, does
not authorize such meetings.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4518


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5. Patrick Henry College: New Student Film Group Enters Film Festival

A film team from Patrick Henry College wrote, filmed, scored, and
edited a three-minute short film for the Apple Insomnia Film Festival
the second weekend of October. The film, titled "Score" and directed
by PHC junior Scott York, was created in just 24 hours in accordance
with Festival rules.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4519


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6. Opinions Wanted for Webpage Redesign

HSLDA needs your help in redesigning our Internet homepage. We're
asking members and friends to view several web design options and give
us their opinion of them via an online survey. Please, take a few
minutes to let us know what you think, so we can serve you better.

To take the online survey:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4520


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers

Is your teenager ready to enter college or the workforce? Tune in to
this week's series as host Mike Smith talks with Diane Kummer about
some ways to incorporate life skills into your teenager's homeschool
day.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4521


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 5: The Ventura County Star, Ventura County, California
Homeschooled College Applicants Lacking Transcripts Rely on Essays,
Interviews
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4522

November 5: East Valley Tribune, Phoenix, Arizona
Stacking Game Grows with Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4523

November 2: WOWT-TV News 6, Omaha, Nebraska
Homeschooled Athletes Come Out To Play
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4526

November 1: The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, Virginia
Helping Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4524

November 1: Channel 13 News, Orlando, Florida
Phys Ed For The Homeschooled
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4525

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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