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10/13/2009 10:12:43 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--District Sends Illegal Forms

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, 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 October 6, 2009:

1. District Sends Illegal Forms
2. Survey Subcommittee Meeting "Staged" to Support More Regulation
3. Fort Dodge Demands Hearing to Homeschool Special Needs Children
4. Essay Contest Entries Wanted
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling Threatened in the UK
6. Coming up on @home E-vents


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1. New York: District Sends Illegal Forms

Home School Legal Defense Association intervened when one public
school district tried to restrict certain options New York law clearly
grants to homeschoolers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7039


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2. New Hampshire: Survey Subcommittee Meeting "Staged" to Support More
Regulation

A House subcommittee's discussion of a homeschooling survey amounted
to four public school superintendents explaining why they favored
increased regulation of home education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7040


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3. Iowa: Fort Dodge Demands Hearing for Homeschool Special Needs
Children

HSLDA persuaded a public school official to amend a letter that
incorrectly claimed special needs children need "approval" in order to
homeschool.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7041


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4. Essay Contest Entries Wanted

HSLDA's 2009 student essay contest is accepting entries through
November 1. The contest is divided into three age groups, each with a
corresponding theme. As always, cash prizes will be awarded and
winning essays will be posted on our website.

For contest guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6987


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Homeschooling Threatened in the UK

Could the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child strip your rights
as a homeschooling parent? If developments in the UK are any
indication, the CRC is a threat to homeschooling. Mike Farris examines
a recent report on homeschooling regulations in England and explains
how the CRC is being implemented to the detriment of parental rights
and homeschool freedoms.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7042


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 6: NorthEscambia.com, North Escambia County, Florida
Homeschooled Kids & Co. Visit Railroad Museum
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7043

October 6: The Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina
Economy Drives More Parents to Homeschool
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7044

October 5: Citizen-Times, Asheville, North Carolina
Homeschoolers Turn to Co-ops
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7045

October 2: Telegraph, North Platte, Nebraska
Kids' Museum Hosts Science Program
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7046

October 1: Herald-Review, Decatur, Illinois
Millikin Students Lead Homeschooled Students in Physical Education,
Nutrition Classes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7047

> Links do not imply endorsement.

6. Coming up on HSLDA @home e-vents

Have you studied Middle Eastern history with your high school student?
Would you like to help them grasp the worldview differences that have
influenced the tumultuous events of that region, both past and
present? Join us on Wednesday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. ET to hear Dr.
David Aikman lend his insights to teaching Middle Eastern history to
your high school student.

Currently a professor of history at Patrick Henry College, Dr. Aikman
is a former foreign correspondent and senior correspondent for Time
magazine, having spent 23 years reporting from four continents and 55
countries, notably Russia, China, and the Middle East. In addition to
teaching, Dr. Aikman has written numerous books and is a senior fellow
of the Trinity Forum.

Bring your questions and don't miss this opportunity to gain an
insight into both the history and worldviews of the Middle East!

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



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