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2/24/2009 4:19:32 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschooling: It's the Teacher, not the School

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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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-> Is customer service an art or a science?

For us, good customer service is both an art and a science
-it should appeal to our members and be effective. Consider what
our members say about us:

The freedom HSLDA allows me to have as I homeschool is wonderful!
They handle the law and I get to dedicate the time to my daughter.
- National City, CA

HSLDA members since 1993, our membership is just as important to
us as our children's curriculum. Thank you HSLDA for all you do on
our behalf! - West Valley, NY

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1941

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If you live in Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
Nebraska, North Dakota, Virginia or Washington, click on the link
below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to
homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6116

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Topics for February 24, 2009:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--Homeschooling: It's the Teacher, not the
School
2. School District Refuses to Allow Student to Withdraw
3. Homeschool Scholarship Bill Gets another Unanimous Vote
4. School District Cancels Special Ed Meeting after Hearing from HSLDA
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling for Little or Nothing
6. iGovern: The Summer Camp for Future Leaders

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1. Washington Times Op-ed--Homeschooling: It's the Teacher, not the
School

"If you want your child to get the best education possible, it's
actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to
a great school." This quote is from Bill Gates' January 2009 annual
letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a group that has
spent billions of dollars trying to improve education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6156


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2. Texas: School District Refuses to Allow Student to Withdraw

After officials ignored several notices from a Texas mother that she
was withdrawing her daughter from public school, the family finally
turned to HSLDA.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6157


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3. Virginia: Homeschool Scholarship Bill Gets Another Unanimous Vote

For years technical requirements have locked Virginia homeschool
graduates out of some state college scholarships. But thanks to state
Senator Ken Cuccinelli, equal treatment may be just around the corner.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6158


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4. Illinois: School District Cancels Special Ed Meeting after Hearing
from HSLDA

When HSLDA intervened, school officials stopped insisting that a
homeschooling family meet with them to discuss educating their special
needs son.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6159


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling for Little or Nothing

Homeschooling mom Christy Shipe has discovered a host of resources for
homeschool curriculum that are inexpensive--or even free! She
discusses how to find them, as well as helpful sources to keep your
custom-designed curriculum academically on track.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6160


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6. iGovern: The Summer Camp for Future Leaders

Parents, are you interested in your teen building strong friendships
with youth across the nation? Do you want your student to be inspired
to lead our nation based on the Word of God and the founding
principles of our country? Consider sending your child to Generation
Joshua's Summer Camp.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6168





HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 22: Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, New York
District Reviewing Homeschooling Policy
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6161

February 21: Wausau Daily Herald, Wausau, Wisconsin
Homeschooled Artists Inspired by 'God's Nature'
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6162

February 20: News Press, Nebraska City, Nebraska
Homeschool Group Provides Support
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6163

February 19: The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah
Homeschool Sports Bill Advances
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6164

February 19: Suburban Journals, St. Louis, Missouri
Homeschooled Player Realizes Dream of College Baseball
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6165

February 17: Madison Daily Leader, Madison, South Dakota
Homeschooled Girl from Valley Springs Wins Bee
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6166

February 17: WSMV-TV Channel 4, Nashville, Tennessee
Educators Seek Homeschool Diploma Equality
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6167

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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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