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8/19/2008 4:32:54 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Court Victory Prompts Letters of Appreciation

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legislation for you -- watching and listening carefully for any
proposed laws that could erode your right to homeschool.
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Topics for August 19, 2008:

1. Court Victory Prompts Letters of Appreciation
2. Washington Times Op-ed--Parents Share Teaching Load in Co-ops
3. German Youth Authorities Allow Gorber Children Home 'Temporarily'
4. Hoekstra Receives 110th Congress Friend of Homeschooling Award
5. Homeschoolers Thwart Daytime Curfew
6. Department of Education Agrees to Change Form
7. What Will Homeschooling Look Like When You Grow Up?
8. Learn Constitutional Law Online with Michael Farris
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling through Illness and
Disability

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1. California: Court Victory Prompts Letters of Appreciation

Over the past week, Home School Legal Defense Association has been
flooded with encouraging letters praising God and thanking us for our
efforts to defend homeschool freedom not only in California but across
the country.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5422


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2. Washington Times Op-ed--Parents Share Teaching Load in Co-ops

A sign of strength of the homeschooling movement is our ability to
successfully meet challenges as they present themselves.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5442


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3. German Youth Authorities Allow Gorber Children Home 'Temporarily'

In a surprise decision earlier this week, the Youth Welfare
Authorities in Germany, the "Jugendamt," have allowed the remaining
five Gorber children to return home until the beginning of September.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5444


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4. Hoekstra Receives 110th Congress Friend of Homeschooling Award

Representative Pete Hoekstra (MI) has been an unswerving advocate for
homeschooling on Capitol Hill. He richly deserves the 110th Congress
Friend of Homeschooling Award.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5423


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5. Missouri: Homeschoolers Thwart Daytime Curfew

Homeschoolers stymied an effort to make it a crime for young people to
be on the streets during public school hours when a dozen attended a
municipal meeting to object.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5424


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6. Maine: Department of Education Agrees to Change Form

In response to HSLDA, Maine education officials agreed to make the
necessary changes to their "subsequent year letter" on-line form. It
is now fully consistent with state law. We appreciate the
responsiveness of the department on this matter.


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7. What Will Homeschooling Look Like When You Grow Up?

Inviting all homeschooled students ages 5-19 to send their original
artwork or description (up to 150 words) to:

HSLDA Court Report: Future of Homeschooling
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134
Email: ComDept@hslda.org

Be a part of an upcoming "Highlights of Homeschooling" feature.
Selected submissions will be printed in the January/February 2009
issue of the Court Report. Submissions must be received by October 15,
2008. (The November/December Court Report will focus on the California
court decision.)


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8. Learn Constitutional Law Online with Michael Farris

If you've always wanted to learn more about the history and background
of our legal system, from a biblical perspective, or if you're looking
for a good U.S. government class for your homeschooled students, then
sign up for the next Constitutional Law course taught by Michael
Farris. Registration deadline for the fall 2008 course is September 1.

This 18-week Internet-based course follows Farris' textbook,
"Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens," and uses an MP3 CD to
deliver the "classroom" lectures.

To learn more and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5443


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9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling through Illness and
Disability

Homeschooling can be challenging for a parent who has a disability or
chronic illness, but with realistic expectations and a little
encouragement, it can be done! Find out on this week's program how to
make accommodations in your homeschooling routines or how to encourage
a parent with a disability.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5425


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 18: LifeSiteNews.com
Homeschooling Showdown in Brazil: Children to be Tested by Court in
Battle Over Educational Rights of Parents
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5426

August 18: The Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Homeschooled Siblings Take Notes in U.S. Capitol
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5427

August 17: The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia
Homeschooled Get a Taste of Agricultural Life
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5428

August 16: The Herald-Tribune Sarasota, Florida
Tebow's Faith-based Message Reaches Broad Audience
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5429

August 16: The Wall Street Journal
Commentary: Homeschool Victory
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5430

August 16: OneNewsNow.com
Americans' Attitudes Toward Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5431

August 15: The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida
Homeschool Meeting Draws Sparse Crowd, Makes Small Gains
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5432

August 14: The Associated Press
Stay-at-Home Moms Stay Home More
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5433

August 14: The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennessee
Homeschoolers Return to Studies
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5434

August 13: Time
A Homeschooling Win in California
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5435

August 13: Village News Online, Chester, Virginia
Back to School: Dispelling the Myths of Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5436

August 13: The Morgan Messenger, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Local Girl Studies Her Way to Early College Career
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5437

August 12: ABC-TV Channel 7, Chicago, Illinois
Large Family Values Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5438

August 11: The Edmond Sun, Edmond, Oklahoma
Homeschoolers Choose Electives
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5439

August 11: The County Press, Lapeer, Michigan
After Two Years Off, Heritage Christian Academy Will Play Football in
2008
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5440

August 7: Cassville Democrat, Cassville, Missouri
Homeschooled Cowboy Ropes in Awards
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5441

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