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8/25/2009 4:16:28 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Homeschoolers Say No to Mandatory State Testing

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey or Wisconsin, 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 August 25, 2009:

1. Homeschoolers Say No to Mandatory State Testing
2. Los Angeles Daytime Curfew Citation Dismissed
3. University Cancels Homeschooler's Acceptance
4. Volusia County Superintendent Threatens to Terminate Homeschool
5. Patrick Henry College: Chancellor Farris Exhorts Incoming Class
6. Parental Rights: Make a Difference During Constitution Week
7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Dual Enrollment--The DL Option
8. Next Week on HSLDA @home e-vents

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1. Response to the Washington Post: Homeschoolers Say No to Mandatory
State Testing

"Homeschooling is the sleeping giant of the American education
system," is the opening line of a recent article by Washington Post
education columnist Jay Mathews.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6891


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2. California: Los Angeles Daytime Curfew Citation Dismissed

Home School Legal Defense Association helped two homeschooled teens
avoid wrongful truancy charges after they were apprehended by Los
Angeles police.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6878


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3. Illinois: University Cancels Homeschooler's Acceptance

College admissions officials quickly reinstated a homeschooled
graduate after HSLDA explained that denying him admissions could be
construed as discriminatory.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6879


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4. Florida: Volusia County Superintendent Threatens to Terminate
Homeschool

A member family was bombarded with letters and threats to terminate
their homeschool program until HSLDA intervened.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6880


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5. Patrick Henry College: Chancellor Farris Exhorts Incoming Class

In the first official event ever to be held in the brand new Barbara
Hodel Student Center, Patrick Henry College Chancellor Dr. Michael
Farris exhorted the incoming class of freshmen students and their
families that "what you do for the next four years will be an
important part of the next 50 years in this country."

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6881


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6. Parental Rights: Make a Difference During Constitution Week

September 17 will mark the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the
U.S. Constitution. In anticipation, ParentalRights.org has planned a
major push in the campaign to amend the Constitution to include
fundamental parental rights. You can help.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6890


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7. 'Home School Heartbeat': Dual Enrollment--The DL Option

Getting credit for both high school and college in the same class may
seem too good to be true, but dual enrollment really is a viable
option for motivated high schoolers. By understanding the particular
advantages of both standard college classroom programs as well as
distance learning courses, you can make an informed decision to
accelerate your high school student's home education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6882


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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August 24: The Herald, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
No Place Like Home for Homeschooled Hunter Kids
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6883

August 23: Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
Carlson: Family's Whiz Kids are Homeschooled
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6884

August 22: The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Lt. Governor Ramsey Would Appoint Homeschool Advocate to State School
Board
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6885

August 21: MaxPreps.com
Louisiana QB Douglas Part of Homeschool Football Movement
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6886

August 21: Deccan Herald, Bangalore, India
Let's Hear it for Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6887

August 20: Naples News, Naples, Florida
Homeschooling Six Daughters not as Hard as it Sounds, Says Collier Mom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6888

August 19: The Times-Journal, Fort Payne, Alabama
Homeschoolers have Different Schedule
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6889

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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8. Next Week on HSLDA @home e-vents:

Home educators in Alabama won't want to miss this informative webinar!
Join HSLDA attorney Dewitt Black on Wednesday, September 2 at 10:00
a.m. (ET) to learn how to get started with your home instruction
program.

Dee will clarify what information must be maintained and reported to
public school officials, and he will address particular trouble spots
in the heart of Dixie. Throughout the session, you will have the
opportunity to ask Dee questions specific to homeschooling in Alabama.


This week's webinar is sure to provide information and inspiration for
your homeschool adventure!

Space is limited for this e-vent, so register today! For more
information, or to register, go to http://www.hslda.org/athome



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