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8/12/2008 4:28:50 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Officials React to California Ruling

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Topics for August 12, 2008:

1. Schwarzenegger and O'Connell React to Homeschool Ruling
2. State Withdraws Remediation Demand
3. State Makes Demand for Unauthorized Information
4. Homeschoolers Have Freedom to Choose
5. Daytime Curfew a Bad Idea
6. PHC: Pro-family Movie Filmed at College
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Parental Rights Gone Wrong--Interview with
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1. California: Schwarzenegger and O'Connell React to Homeschool Ruling

In the wake of the unanimous ruling of the Second District Appellate
Court of Appeal to recognize homeschooling as a legal option in
California, two of California's most senior officials have given their
opinion of the ruling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5418


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2. Iowa: State Withdraws Remediation Demand

A single low test score by a homeschool student resulted in demands
for remediation by state education officials. Home School Legal
Defense Association was able to show that those demands were
premature, and that remediation was not needed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5402


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3. Maine: State Makes Demand for Unauthorized Information

The Department of Education recently sent a letter to a homeschooling
family asking for information that is required only for an initial
declaration of intent. HSLDA encourages other families who receive
this letter not to use it to file their "subsequent year" declaration
of homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5403


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4. New Hampshire: Homeschoolers Have Freedom to Choose

A homeschooling family in Plymouth discovered their local school
district was more than willing to accept private school transcripts as
a valid homeschooling assessment option. This case illustrates the
various assessment choices open to New Hampshire home educators.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5404


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5. Wyoming: Daytime Curfew a Bad Idea

The mayor of Rock Springs defended a proposed daytime curfew ordinance
by claiming, "It takes a community to raise a child."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5419


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6. PHC: Pro-family Movie Filmed at College

A full-length feature film shot last summer at Patrick Henry College
will have its "world premiere" September 6, in Purcellville, Virginia.
Previews of the Advent Film Group production have already brought
stirring responses for the movie's unequivocal pro-life, pro-family
message.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5405


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Parental Rights Gone Wrong--Interview with
David Parker

When his 5-year-old came home from school with homosexual materials,
Dr. David Parker knew he had to respond. But when he asked the school
to provide parental notification prior to initiating programs
marketing homosexuality to young children, they sent him to jail. Now
he's taking the fight for his parental rights--and yours--to the
Supreme Court.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5406


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 11: Treasure Coast Newspapers, Florida
Homeschooling Grows by 80 Percent in State in Past Decade
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5407

August 11: CBNNews.com
Germany Declares War on Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5408

August 9: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida
Hernando County Schools Hope to Lure Back Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5409

August 9: The Daily Planet, Berkeley, California
Court Says Homeschooling OK in California
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5410

August 8: The Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tebow Family's Vision Runs Much Deeper than Just TDs
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5411

August 8: Ventura County Star, Camarillo, California
Festival to Screen Moorpark Teen's Movie
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5412

August 8: The Union-Tribune, San Diego, California
Court Backs off Ruling that Restricted Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5413

August 8: WorldNetDaily.com
Homeschooling Gets Green Light from Court
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5414

August 8: The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana
Soccer Whiz Expects Colleges to Take Notice
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5415

August 6: NWSource, Seattle, Washington
Homeschooling in Seattle: Here's How the Impas-Lewis Family Does It
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5416

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