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11/3/2009 4:16:43 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--House of Reps. to Vote on Health Care

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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 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 November 3, 2009:

1. Calls Needed--House of Reps. to Vote on Health Care
2. Washington Times Op-ed--Lawyer Inspired Peers to Fight On
3. Controversy over "Attendance" at Church Schools
4. State Inspects Homeschools by Mail
5. Family Challenged in McMinn County
6. Second Annual "A Call to Pens" Contest
7. Apply Now for PHC Journalism Scholarships
8. Student Art Contest Coming Soon
9. Partner with ParentalRights.org, Get T-shirt
10. Home School Heartbeat: Keeping the Goal in Sight
11. Next Week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...


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1. Calls Needed--House of Reps. to Vote on Health Care

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on its final version of
the health care reform legislation sometime this week. HSLDA opposes
this bill because it increases government intrusion into the home and
could threaten parental rights.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7160


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2. Washington Times Op-ed--Lawyer Inspired Peers to Fight On

Christopher J. Klicka, senior counsel and director of state and
international relations for the Home School Legal Defense Association,
died Oct. 12 in Colorado Springs. His death is a tremendous loss.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7149


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3. Alabama: Controversy over "Attendance" at Church Schools

A memorandum from the Alabama state superintendent of education has
sparked a controversy regarding the church school option employed by
parents providing home instruction to their children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7150


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4. North Carolina: State Inspects Homeschools by Mail

So far this school year, HSLDA has received numerous inquiries from
families who have been asked to participate in the Home School
Inspection by Mail Program.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7151


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5. Tennessee: Family Challenged in McMinn County

A truant officer threatened to involve social services after insisting
a homeschool family provide documentation indicating their children
were enrolled in school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7152


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6. Second Annual "A Call to Pens" Contest

Writers are the unacknowledged legislators of mankind, and Patrick
Henry College is once again inviting young writers to answer that
call--more specifically, A Call to Pens. The college's second annual
short story competition for students ages 12-18 invites aspiring young
writers to pen original works of fiction that thoughtfully reflect a
Christian perspective. Several cash prizes will be awarded to top
writers in each division. The entry deadline is December 30, 2009.

For entry information or to learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7153


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7. Apply Now for PHC Journalism Scholarships

Patrick Henry College is offering scholarships for highly qualified
applicants to the college's journalism major. These privately funded
scholarships will make it more financially viable for talented,
dedicated young people to take advantage of the unique education
opportunities available to journalism students at PHC. The application
deadline is December 1, 2009.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7080


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8. Student Art Contest Coming Soon

Themes and guidelines for HSLDA's 2010 student art contest have been
posted. Original entries will be accepted beginning New Year's Day.

Read more and download an entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7154


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9. Partner with ParentalRights.org, Get T-shirt

Join ParentalRights.org for a $25 1-year membership and receive a free
PRO t-shirt. HSLDA encourages members to support the effort to
preserve foundational freedoms whenever they can. This offer is
available for a limited time only.

Join Now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7161


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9. Home School Heartbeat: Keeping the Goal in Sight

The time you invest in homeschooling ministers to your children.
Writing out goals and mission statements can help keep you organized
and focused--even when life gets busy. On this week's program, Jason
and Andrea Soldini share their suggestions for keeping the goal in
sight.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7155


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 2: University of Arkansas Fort Smith News
Metro Homeschool Claims Best of BEST
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7159

November 2: News & Messenger, Manassas, Virginia
Liberia Plantation opens for Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7156

October 29: Calaveras Enterprise, San Andreas, California
NASA Employee Reaches Out to Homeschoolers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7157

October 28: Maryville Daily Forum, Maryville, Missouri
Embracing the Choice
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7158

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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11. Next Week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

The holiday season is fast approaching! Do you struggle to keep your
students on track with their studies during this time of year? Would
you like to transform those hard-to-manage, informal days of study
into a productive time of educational and service opportunities? From
history to literature and music, the Thanksgiving and Christmas
holidays offer a vast array of lessons that don't require a textbook!

Come hear author, speaker, and homeschool mom Zan Tyler on Tuesday,
November 10, at 9:00 p.m. (ET), and unwrap the daily lessons just
waiting to be discovered by your family! Find the juncture between
education and celebration in the holidays, and help your children
learn and promote the deeper reasons for the season.

Later in the week, find encouragement for the difficult challenges of
parenting a son or daughter who is doubting their faith or who utterly
rejects your family's beliefs. Maybe you're convinced that you've
failed . . . and the state of this child's heart is weighing heavily
on you and your spouse.

Join author, speaker, and homeschool mom Carol Barnier on Thursday,
November 12 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), as she shares her own journey away from
and back to her faith after 13 years as an atheist. In this webinar,
you'll hear thoughts from inside the mind of a lost child. With warmth
and wisdom, Carol will share the best thing you can do for your child
and for yourself. Come and find an understanding heart that hurts and
rejoices along with you.

There is still space for you to join these e-vents--sign up now to
reserve your "seat"! To register, go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7162 .

If you have any questions, please contact the @home e-vent coordinator
at webinars@hslda.org.



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