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4/29/2008 4:43:18 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--California May Ban Spanking

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Topics for April 29, 2008:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--California May Ban Spanking
2. Superintendent Insists On Unauthorized Meeting
3. Testing Bill Defeated
4. ParentalRights.org--We Cannot Trust the Parents
5. Patrick Henry College: Debate Captain Named All-American
6. 'Home School Heartbeat': An Interview with Alex and Brett Harris
7. Generation Joshua Launches Exciting New Line of Teen Tracks

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1. Washington Times Op-ed--California May Ban Spanking

It's often said that California is a trendsetter. Ideas that begin in
California have a habit of making their way across the country.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5065


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2. North Dakota: Superintendent Insists On Unauthorized Meeting

Home School Legal Defense Association helped a member family avoid an
undesired meeting with their local public school superintendent. Such
meetings are not required by state law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5066


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3. Tennessee: Testing Bill Defeated

Intense lobbying by homeschooling families helped persuade state
legislators to kill a testing bill that threatened home education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5067


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4. ParentalRights.org--We Cannot Trust the Parents

The arguments for greater government intrusion into family life always
assume that parents can't be trusted. On the other hand, those
arguments also imply that government officials can always be trusted
with children--without oversight.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5076


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5. Patrick Henry College: Debate Captain Named All-American

As the 2007-2008 academic year winds down, Patrick Henry College's
parliamentary and debate can take satisfaction in another successful
season. Besides the normal slate of team awards, the National
Educational Debate Association named senior Nathanael Yellis an
All-American Debater.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5068


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6. 'Home School Heartbeat': An Interview with Alex and Brett Harris

What is God's eternal purpose for teens? As 1 Timothy states, it is to
"set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in
faith, in purity." This biblical standard goes against what the media
tells us to expect from teenagers. On this week's series, Alex and
Brett Harris, 19-year-old authors of the new book "Do Hard Things,"
talk about how teenagers can become young adults excited to support
their family, church, and a strong nation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5069


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7. Generation Joshua Launches Exciting New Line of Teen Tracks

For the past three weeks, Generation Joshua staff have traveled across
the country, kicking off the GenJ conference season with three hugely
successful educational teen tracks designed to teach young people
about American government, and how young people can make a difference.


Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5070



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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April 28: Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio
Board to Consider Homeschooled Students Participating in Extra
Curriculars
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5071

April 25: Morgan Hill Times, Morgan Hill, California
Homeschoolers Under Fire
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5072

April 24: The Charlotte Post, Charlotte, North Carolina
Homemade Education
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5073

April 24: The Herald News, Joliet, Illinois
Area Homeschool Students Ready for Public Speaking
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5074

April 23: Powhatan Today, Powhatan, Virginia
For Blankenship Family, Eight is Just Right
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5075

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