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10/14/2008 4:20:12 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Family Told to Meet with State Attorney or Else

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Topics for October 14, 2008:

1. Family Told to Meet with State Attorney or Else
2. State Officials Call Hearings for Missed Deadline
3. Homeschool Faces Probation Due to District Error
4. Join Patrick Henry College for Global Warming Symposium
5. Sign up for Free Special Needs Newsletter
6. PHC Job Opening: Application Developer
7. HSLDA Essay Contest Deadline Approaching
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Dissenting Tradition in American
Education

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1. Illinois: Family Told to Meet with State Attorney or Else

A member family's decision to begin homeschooling their daughter
resulted in an invitation to the state attorney's office to discuss
possible truancy charges.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5619


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2. Vermont: State Officials Call Hearings for Missed Deadline

Several families in Vermont are being challenged in hearings which
could result in the state preventing their children from being
enrolled in home study.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5620


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3. Florida: Homeschool Faces Probation Due to District Error

When school district officials wrongfully told a homeschool family
that they were being placed on probation, Home School Legal Defense
Association intervened.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5621


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4. Join Patrick Henry College for Global Warming Symposium

Believing that every American should be aware of the true issues at
stake in current environmental debates, Patrick Henry College and the
Cornwall Alliance are partnering for a free Global Warming Symposium
on the PHC campus, October 18.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5622


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5. Sign up for Free Special Needs Newsletter

Does your child have to work too hard to learn? If so, you'll want to
sign up for HSLDA's free email newsletter, "Homeschooling Your
Struggling Learner." The monthly publication offers advice, resources,
and encouragement to help you successfully teach your child at home
despite his or her special needs.

Subscribe at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5623


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6. PHC Job Opening: Application Developer

The college is seeking candidates with experience in a wide range of
computer applications and languages.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5624


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7. HSLDA Essay Contest Deadline Approaching

Students have until November 1 to submit entries to HSLDA's annual
student essay contest. 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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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Dissenting Tradition in American
Education

Homeschoolers aren't the first ones to object to the notion of a
public school. This week, Dr. James Carper explains how the early
common schools bred dissenters, why public schools still create
dissent, and how this dissent inspired the modern homeschooling
movement.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5625


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 14: Britt News-Tribune, Britt, Iowa
Homeschool...Lessons and Life Begin and End at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5626

October 13: WLBT-TV Channel 3, Jackson, Mississippi
Parents Homeschool Children to Avoid Vaccinations
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5627

October 8: The Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Arkansas
Falcon Players Make All American Watch List
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5628

October 8: WGMB-TV Fox 44, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
From Homeschool to the Gridiron
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=5629

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