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6/16/2009 4:22:48 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom in Britain

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-> You can only do so much...

No one can be everywhere at once. And you can't be at home,
teaching your children, while monitoring your state's legislature.
Through electronic legislative services, HSLDA is monitoring state
legislation for you -- watching and listening carefully for any
proposed laws that could erode your right to homeschool.
Join HSLDA today-we'll watch out for your future.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1942

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alaska, Illinois, Michigan, 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 June 16, 2009

1. UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom in Britain
2. USA Today Gets Homeschool Story Wrong
3. 'One Bruise Too Many' Says Pediatrician
4. Lawmakers Urge Germany to Let Parents Homeschool
5. School District Attempts to Require More than Law Allows
6. Recordings of @home E-vents Available!
7. Supplement Your Teen's History Course
8. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Father-Teen Connection

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1. UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom in Britain

Sadly, HSLDA's warnings concerning the UN Convention on the Rights of
the Child have proven correct in England, where a new report urges
restricting homeschooling on the basis of these "rights."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6652


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2. USA Today Gets Homeschool Story Wrong

A recent USA Today article tries to portray homeschoolers as
predominantly rich and white. The facts are not on their side.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6651


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3. Massachusetts: 'One Bruise Too Many' Says Pediatrician

A Home School Legal Defense Association member family was told that
because their son had too many bruises a report would have to be filed
with Child Protective Services.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6641


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4. Tennessee: Lawmakers Urge Germany to Let Parents Homeschool

The Tennessee House of Representatives recently became the second U.S.
lawmaking body to urge the German government to lift its onerous
restrictions on homeschooling.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6642


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5. New York: School District Attempts to Require More than Law Allows

Two member families in the Buffalo Public School District recently
received letters requesting additional information or informing them
that they had failed to submit necessary documents.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6643


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6. Recordings of @home E-vents Available!

Are the fun-filled summer months keeping your family's schedule too
busy to attend HSLDA's live @home e-vents? To accommodate your unique
needs, we now have archived recordings posted at a link on our
webpage. You may listen to any previous webinar at your convenience!
To access the archives, simply go to the archives link, proceed
through standard registration to log in, and begin listening and
learning. While you're online, swing by our homepage to check out our
updated summer speaker schedule.

For more information, or to access the archives:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6644


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7. Teaching with Historic Places--Supplement Your Teen's History
Course

As you map out your teen's history course for the next school year,
check out the National Park Service's Teaching with Historic Places
website. It allows you to search for relevant lesson plans, online
tours, photographs, and articles by location, state, time period, or
theme. Best of all, the lesson plans, maps, and suggested activities
are all free--some are suitable for high schoolers!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6645


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8. 'Home School Heartbeat': The Father-Teen Connection

The teen years can be a challenging period for parents. Whether you're
maintaining a good relationship or trying to overcome barriers that
have arisen, making the effort to connect with your teen is an
essential and rewarding endeavor. This week, Scott Somerville joins
Mike Farris to offer encouragement especially for dads on how--and
why--to stay connected with your teen.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6646


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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June 14: The Ledger, Lakeland, Florida
Freys are the First Family of Fencing
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6647

June 13: The News-Times, Danbury, Connecticut
Redding Girl Wins State Writing Competition
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6648

June 11: Daily Mail, London, United Kingdom
Crackdown on Homeschooling as Parents Face Annual Checks and
Registration
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6649

June 10: The Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Homeschool: The Next Generation
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6650

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