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5/13/2008 4:21:14 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Legislature Closes with Freedom Intact

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>> Legislation in Your State

If you live in the District of Columbia, New Hampshire or Tennessee,
click the link below for important news about legislation that could
affect your freedom to homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4633


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Topics for May 13, 2008:

1. Legislature Closes with Freedom Intact
2. Huckabee to Deliver Commencement Address
3. Homeschooling Thru High School: Summer Skill Courses
4. ParentalRights.org: Religion is Child Abuse?
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Heart of Homeschooling


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1. Iowa: Legislature Closes with Freedom Intact

Attempts by legislators to restrict homeschool freedom in Iowa were
thwarted this year thanks to the vigilance of individuals and the
efforts of one state homeschool organization in particular.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5119


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2. PHC: Huckabee to Deliver Commencement Address

Former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate
Mike Huckabee will deliver the keynote commencement address at Patrick
Henry College, Saturday, May 17, 2008.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5120


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3. Homeschooling Thru High School: Summer Skill Courses

To keep boredom at bay, consider using the summer months to give your
teen opportunities to develop practical and life skills. On HSLDA's
Homeschooling Thru High School website, there are ideas and resources
for your use.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5121


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4. ParentalRights.org: Religion is Child Abuse?

In guaranteeing "freedom of thought" for children, the UN Convention
on the Rights of the Child could be used to promote a disturbing idea
held by prominent atheists--that religious teaching amounts to "child
abuse."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5122


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Heart of Homeschooling

For homeschooling parents, a tight budget or the death of a spouse
might spell the end of their homeschool. That's why HSLDA launched the
Home School Foundation to assist eligible families with curriculum
costs, special needs services, and general financial aid. This week,
Mike Smith describes how homeschoolers are helping one another through
HSF.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5123


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 12: Clinton Today, Clinton County, New York
Homeschooling Offers an Alternative to Traditional Education
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5124

May 9: NBC, Arkansas
Fuller House: Arkansas Mom Pregnant with 18th Child
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5125

May 7: Bellevue Leader, Papillion, Nebraska
These Kids Mean Business
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5126

May 7: KCCI TV-8, Des Moines, Iowa
Teen Graduates High School, College in Same Week
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5127

May 7: The News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee
Diploma Measure Still Faces Hurdles
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5128

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