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5/19/2009 4:15:46 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Choice Sought in Driver Training

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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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-> How many acorns can a chipmunk hold in its cheeks?

We don't know! But we do know that gathering little by little
enables ordinary folks to prepare for hard times. That principle
is behind HSLDA's payment plan: by paying a month at a time,
families can receive an annual HSLDA membership. Meanwhile, they
can feel secure as they homeschool and focus on other priorities
-- their children. Don't go nuts trying to pay for membership all
at
once. Choose one of our convenient payment plans.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1937

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota or Texas, 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 May 19, 2009:

1. Washington Times Op-ed--Choice Sought in Driver Training
2. Social Worker Gets Involved after Emergency Room Visit
3. Struggling Learners: Diet Helps Your Student Focus
4. HSLDA Members Save on PHC Camps
5. Poetry Contest Now Accepting Entries
6. Announcing the Winners of the Homeschool Academic Prize Drawing
7. Next Week on HSLDA @home E-vents
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Involving Your Student in Civics

---[ Calvin vs. Darwin ]----------------------------------------------

This summer, two giants of their faiths will do battle in "The Boxing
Match of the Millennium." It's Calvin vs. Darwin, live at the Boston
Common! Click here to watch the sneak preview.

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?ID=158

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1. Washington Times Op-ed--Choice Sought in Driver Training

Although homeschoolers have won their freedom to teach their children
at home in every state, one issue continues to be a problem. It's
whether parents should be allowed to teach their children how to
drive.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6557


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2. Wisconsin: Social Worker Gets Involved after Emergency Room Visit

A homeschooling family's visit to the emergency room turned into a
social services investigation about their beliefs concerning
vaccinations.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6558


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3. Struggling Learners: Diet Helps Your Student Focus

Many parents have found that by reducing sugar and carbohydrates in
their child's diet, especially for breakfast, their child (whether
diagnosed as ADD or not) can focus on his work so much better during
the school day. Eliminate foods including cereals, sugary soft
drinks, pastries, graham crackers, pancakes, waffles, and fruit roll
ups. Books to read are "No More Ritalin" by Mary Ann Block, D.O., and
"The Crazy Makers" by Carol Simontacchi. As Dr. Sydney Walker III
states in the "Hyperactivity Hoax," "Children act how they feel."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6559


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4. HSLDA Members Save on PHC Camps

Patrick Henry College Teen Leadership Camps are only a few weeks away.
Be sure to email teencamps@phc.edu to inquire about receiving a $20
discount for being a member of HSLDA.

Register now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6560


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5. Poetry Contest Now Accepting Entries

HSLDA's 2009 student poetry contest is accepting entries through June
1. There are three categories divided by age, each with its own theme.
Entries must follow a specific form. As in the past, winners will be
awarded cash prizes and will have their poems published on HSLDA's
website.

For contest guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6444


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6. Announcing the Winners of the Homeschool Academic Prize Drawing

Over 11,000 students participated in the 2008 Homeschool Academic
Study. There were prizes available for participating which have now
been awarded.

First Prize: iPod--Olivia L., CO.
Second Prize: Two years of HSLDA membership--Caleb U., AZ.
Third Prize: $50 Visa gift card--Gabriella S., NC.

Congratulations to our winners and thank-you to everyone who
participated in the study. The results are scheduled to be published
before the start of the traditional school year.


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7. Next Week on HSLDA @home E-vents

Kick off post-Memorial Day week by signing up for our exciting line up
of speakers! If you have a highly distractible child, don't miss Carol
Barnier on May 26 as she shares tips and advice that will help you
channel your child's high energy and short attention span into a fun
and effective learning experience. On May 27, film veteran and
homeschooling father George Escobar will discuss the important role
that Christian movies play in modern culture. And don't forget to join
us on May 28 when David Quine shares how to teach your child history
in a way that affirms God's providential hand in world events. Space
is limited for all e-vents, so register today!

For more information and to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6569


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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': Involving Your Student in Civics

How can you encourage your students to learn about civics? Let them
get involved! Generation Joshua Director Will Estrada joins Mike Smith
this week on the program to discuss various ways that young people can
learn about government and participate in the political process.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6561


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 18: WZTV-TV Channel 17, Nashville, Tennessee
Homeschool Diploma Bill Headed to Governor
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6562

May 18: KOMU-TV Channel 8, Columbia, Missouri
Homeschoolers Protest New Bill
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6563

May 17: TheFacts.com
Rep. Ron Paul Addresses Homeschool Grads
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6564

May 16: News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee
Homeschooled Teen Earns High School Diploma and Associate Degree
Months Apart
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6565

May 14: Capital News Service
Homeschooling on the Rise in Virginia
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6566

May 13: News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri
Homeschool Advocates Fighting Education Bill
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6567

May 12: WITN-TV, Washington, North Carolina
The New Face of Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6568

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