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9/23/2008 4:32:10 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Restrictive Guantanamo Bay Policy Abandoned

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An interesting phenomenon of wind is that it can blow in multiple
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But usually there is a prevailing wind. HSLDA watches the gusts
and monitors the prevailing trends of change in the legal climate
of home education. So no matter which way the wind is blowing,
we're there to protect your family.

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Topics for September 23, 2008:

1. Restrictive Guantanamo Bay Homeschool Policy Abandoned
2. Starbucks Offers Free Coffee for Homeschool Parents
3. Investigation Over Escaped Two-Year-Old Resolved
4. Criminal Truancy Case Dismissed Against Homeschooler
5. Patrick Henry College 9/11 Display--A Tribute to Lost Lives
6. Student Essay Contest Coming Soon
7. What Will Homeschooling Look Like When You Grow Up?
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Celebrating Autumn
9. Generation Joshua: Make a Difference on Election Day

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1. Restrictive Guantanamo Bay Homeschool Policy Abandoned

When the U.S. military commander at Guantanamo Bay tried to grant
himself the power to regulate and "approve" homeschool programs, HSLDA
pointed out that he was exceeding his legal authority.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5538


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2. Starbucks Offers Free Coffee for Homeschool Parents

This coming Monday, September 29, homeschool parents will be able to
pick up a complimentary tall size (12 fl. oz.) cup of Pike Place Roast
from Starbucks.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5550


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3. Texas: Investigation Over Escaped Two-Year-Old Resolved

A social worker tried to launch a comprehensive investigation of a
family after their 2-year-old slipped out of the house unnoticed.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5539


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4. Texas: Criminal Truancy Case Dismissed Against Homeschooler

The efforts of an HSLDA Texas-based attorney helped a homeschooling
family avoid an unnecessary criminal trial.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5540


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5. Patrick Henry College 9/11 Display--A Tribute to Lost Lives

Students planted almost 3,000 American flags as part of campus
activities remembering those killed during the September 11, 2001
terrorist attacks.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5541


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6. Student Essay Contest Coming Soon

In just a few days, judges will begin accepting entries for the 2008
HSLDA student essay contest. This year students are being asked to
argue either for or against the wisdom of various international folk
proverbs. Finished 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=5542


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

Only five weeks remain for 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

This is not a contest, but it's an exciting opportunity to see your
work in print as part of an upcoming "Highlights of Homeschooling"
feature article. Selected submissions will be printed in the
January/February 2009 issue of the Court Report. NOTE: Deadline has
been extended to October 31, 2008.


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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Celebrating Autumn

This fall, don't just start school--start new traditions in your
homeschool! On this week's program, Mike Smith offers creative
suggestions for taking advantage of seasonal opportunities to make
learning more fun for your students in everything from science to art.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5543


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9. Generation Joshua: Make a Difference on Election Day

This year, like every election year, HSLDA and Generation Joshua are
excited to offer you the opportunity to take action!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5544



HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 22: FoxNews.com
Homeschooling Surges in U.S. as Parents Reach for Legal Rights
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5549

September 20: The Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois
Young Artist Winners to Give Mini Recitals
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5545

September 17: The Gazette, Montgomery County, Maryland
Homeschooling Remains Attractive Alternative for Some
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5546

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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