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3/3/2009 4:38:56 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschoolers Get Blamed, Again

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
Nebraska, North Dakota, Washington or West Virginia, 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 March 3, 2009:

1. Homeschoolers Get Blamed, Again
2. Homeschooler Among Top Contestants on TV Show
3. Tight Budgets Translate into Better Laws
4. School Threatens to List Homeschooler as High School Dropout
5. Group Told to Follow Day Care Regulations
6. Discrimination Cut from Byrd Scholarship
7. New Satellite School Memorandum Available for Members
8. School District Creates False Evaluation Deadline
9. Governor to Homeschoolers: 'I'm proud of you!'
10. Full-time Accounting Position
11. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschoolers and the National Guard
12. Generation Joshua: Liberty's Call

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1. South Dakota: Homeschoolers Get Blamed, Again

When a newspaper suggested that homeschoolers cause public schools to
miss out on funding, Home School Legal Defense Association couldn't
let this false accusation go unchallenged.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6189


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2. Homeschooler Among Top Contestants on TV Show

A remarkable talent and testimony for how God can use homeschoolers to
make a difference in the culture, singer Scott MacIntyre has the rare
opportunity to shine before a national audience. He will compete
tonight as one of the top contestants on "American Idol."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6215


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3. Minnesota: Tight Budgets Translate into Better Laws

Homeschoolers worked with legislators to trim Minnesota's fiscal
burden by reducing bureaucracy for home educators.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6216


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4. Michigan: School Threatens to List Homeschooler as High School
Dropout

HSLDA helped a high school student avoid being labeled a dropout
simply because his parents decided to homeschool him.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6190


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5. Texas: Group Told to Follow Day Care Regulations

HSLDA helped a homeschool group challenge a social worker's misguided
claim that it needed to comply with state day care laws.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6191


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6. Discrimination Cut from Byrd Scholarship

As college financial aid offices look to help students afford tuition
costs, some homeschoolers are finding out about another funding
source--the Byrd Scholarship--for the first time.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6192


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7. Colorado: New Satellite School Memorandum Available for Members

A new HSLDA members-only memorandum explains the law that allows
parents to enroll their children in a Colorado "independent school"
but teach them at home--without government interference.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6193


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8. Florida: School District Creates False Evaluation Deadline

In a dispute over an annual homeschool evaluation, HSLDA helped a
family prove that they had complied with the law and that county
officials were wrong.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6194


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9. Nebraska: Governor to Homeschoolers: 'I'm proud of you!'

The Nebraska governor praised homeschoolers for their efforts in
helping defeat a bill that would have severely restricted the freedom
to teach at home.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6217


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10. Full-time Accounting Position

HSLDA is accepting applications for a full-time accounting position at
its Purcellville, Virginia, office.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6195


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11. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschoolers and the National Guard

Is your high school student considering career or education options
after graduation? The Army National Guard might be a great option that
he hasn't considered yet! This week on the program, homeschool dad and
Guard recruiter Paul Douglas talks about why the National Guard wants
homeschoolers to enlist. He explains some of the great college
scholarship benefits available with Guard enlistment.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6196


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12. Generation Joshua: Liberty's Call

Generation Joshua is pleased to announce the release of our February
edition of Liberty's Call. Check out the newsletter to learn why your
teenager should attend the 2009 iGovern summer camp and to learn about
former GenJ member Ty Fehrman, who is running for city council in his
hometown of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6218

HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 1: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale
Chill Fails to Dampen Enthusiasm of Youngsters at Meet
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6197

March 1: The Washington Times, Washington, D.C.
Homeschooled Hoopsters Hit the Road
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6198

February 26: WRAL-TV Channel 5, Raleigh, North Carolina
Bill Pitches Scholastic Sports for Homeschooled Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6199

February 26: The State, Columbia, South Carolina
Homeschooled Students Hone Debate Skills
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6200

February 26: The Independent, London, United Kingdom
Is the Government Right to be Concerned About Homeschooling?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6201

February 25: Atlantic News Telegraph, Atlantic, Iowa
Homeschool Students Singing at Allen House
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6204

February 24: Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah
Homeschool Bill Gets Preliminary OK
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6205

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