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9/30/2008 4:20:52 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--GenJ Teaches Leadership, Civics

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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As a member of HSLDA, you have 80,000 families standing with you
to protect and advance homeschool freedoms in the United States
and foreign countries.

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http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1106

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Topics for September 30, 2008:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--GenJ Teaches Leadership, Civics
2. Official Says Parent Must Be State-Certified Teacher
3. School Districts Mandate More Standardized Testing
4. Public School Requires "Affirmation of Understanding"
5. Evaluator Qualifications Misunderstood
6. Homeschoolopoly--A Board Game That Helps Others
7. Patrick Henry College Launches Short Story Contest
8. HSLDA Essay Contest Accepting Entries
9. Accounts Payable Job Candidates Wanted
10. 'Home School Heartbeat': California Victory--What Happened?

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http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?ID=121

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1. Washington Times Op-ed--GenJ Teaches Leadership, Civics

Generation Joshua provides civics training to teens with real-world
experience. Teens want to be a part of shaping the course of this
nation, and GenJ gives them the tools to do so.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5564


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2. Tennessee: Official Says Parent Must Be State-Certified Teacher

A public school official threatened truancy charges after erroneously
informing a parent she had to be a certified teacher in order to
homeschool.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5565


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3. Pennsylvania: School Districts Mandate More Standardized Testing

Officials in a pair of public school districts tried to make
homeschoolers administer standardized tests in more grade levels than
are required by law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5566


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4. Georgia: Public School Requires "Affirmation of Understanding"

Home School Legal Defense Association helped a family who was asked to
submit information not required by law in order to homeschool.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5567


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5. Pennsylvania: Evaluator Qualifications Misunderstood

HSLDA was able to help clear up a misunderstanding at two school
districts concerning the qualifications for evaluators of home
education programs.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5568


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6. Homeschoolopoly--A Board Game That Helps Others

What happens when you take a favorite family game and give it a
homeschooling twist? You get Homeschoolopoly--a delightful diversion
that also helps support homeschoolers in need. HSLDA members can
purchase the board game at a discount through our PerX program.

To learn more and to order:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5569


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7. Patrick Henry College Launches Short Story Contest

Students between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to enter PHC's
inaugural short story contest. Themes for the two contest categories
are "Pursuit of Purpose" and "Joy in Pain." Cash prizes will be
awarded.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5570


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8. HSLDA Essay Contest Accepting Entries

HSLDA is accepting entries now through November 1 for its annual
student essay contest. Students are being asked to argue either for or
against the wisdom of various international folk proverbs. Completed
essays must be sent by mail and accompanied by a contest entry form.

For contest guidelines and entry forms:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5542


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9. Accounts Payable Job Candidates Wanted

HSLDA is seeking a motivated individual to perform accounts payable
duties, assist with financial reporting, sales tax filings, and assist
with banking responsibilities.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5571


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10. 'Home School Heartbeat': California Victory--What Happened?

You may have seen the press releases on the Rachel L. case throughout
the summer, but here's an analysis by some of HSLDA's key players.
Mike Farris and Jim Mason join Mike Smith to discuss the background of
the case and why the August decision reversing the court's earlier
opinion was so significant.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5572


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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September 28: The Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts
Home is School for Many Kids
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5573

September 28: The Missourian, Columbia, Missouri
Homeschooling Operates on 'Honor System'
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5574

September 26: The Courier News, Hampshire, Illinois
Faith, Flexibility and Family Time Lead to Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5575

> Links do not imply endorsement.



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students gain exposure based on their performance.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1568



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