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9/9/2008 4:15:45 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Why Government Should Stay out of Pre-K

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Topics for September 9, 2008:

1. Why Government Should Stay out of Pre-K
2. Homeschoolers Pass Court-Ordered Academic Tests
3. Congratulations to Photo Contest Winners
4. Announcing Essay Contest for 2008
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Congressman Hoekstra--Protecting Parental
Rights

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1. Why Government Should Stay out of Pre-K

Despite its being unproven, expensive and unconstitutional--some in
Congress are stepping up their efforts to institutionalize early
education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5506


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2. Brazil: Homeschoolers Pass Court-Ordered Academic Tests

In an attempt to force the Nunes family's children into public school,
Brazilian officials prosecuted them for homeschooling. They stopped
the prosecution when tests showed that David and Jonatas Nunes possess
a high level of knowledge in a variety of subjects (LifeSiteNews.com).

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5507


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3. Congratulations to Photo Contest Winners

This year's entries, which illustrated various fruits of the spirit,
exhibited technical excellence as well as creativity.

View winning photos:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5508


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4. Announcing Essay Contest for 2008

This year's contest provides an extra challenge. In each age category
students must evaluate the worldly wisdom contained in two
international folk proverbs. Students may choose which they want to
argue and whether they are for or against. Completed essays will be
accepted by mail from October 1 through November 1, 2008.

For contest guidelines and entry forms:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5509


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Congressman Hoekstra--Protecting Parental
Rights

As we have seen recently in California, if left unprotected, the
child-parent relationship is at the mercy of anti-parent judges, and
your freedom to homeschool can be taken away by one bad judicial
decision. On this week's program, Congressman Pete Hoekstra explains
how the constitutional amendment he's sponsoring will protect
families, and why it's absolutely necessary.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5510


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 9: The Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan
As More Homeschool, State Could Track Kids
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5515

September 8: Todaysthv.com, Arkansas
Arkansas Homeschooling On The Rise
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5516

September 4: Cayman Net News, Cayman Islands
Homeschooled and Happy Child
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5511

September 4: Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, West Virginia
Homeschooled Student Scores Perfect on ACT
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5512

September 3: Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
Mothers Homeschool Children for Varying Reasons
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5513

September 3: Loudoun Times-Mirror, Leesburg, Virginia
The First Day of School, at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5514

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