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2/2/2010 3:57:17 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Mother Faces False Truancy Charges

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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, or Oklahoma, 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 February 2, 2010:

1. Mother Faces False Truancy Charges
2. Homeschool Channel Interviews Mike Donnelly on Romeike Decision
3. 13-year-old Gets Flu Vaccine over Parents' Objections
4. Help Haiti Via Your Homeschoolopoly Purchase
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Fully Engaged--Being a Dad Who's There
6. Next Week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Texas: Mother Faces False Truancy Charges

When a mother refused to submit paperwork not required by law to
homeschool, she was charged with truancy. HSLDA intervened.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7610


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2. Homeschool Channel Interviews Mike Donnelly on Romeike Decision

In a wide-ranging discussion, Staff Attorney Mike Donnelly explains
the history and significance of the recent Romeike political asylum
decision.

Watch the video:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7611


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3. Parental Rights: 13-year-old Gets Flu Vaccine over Parents'
Objections

Read this story, view a new parental rights cartoon, and get the
latest update from ParentalRights.org.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7612


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4. Help Haiti Via Your Homeschoolopoly Purchase

Purchase Homeschoolopoly at the special price of $27.99, which
includes free shipping, and $10 will be donated to Samaritan's Purse
for the Haiti earthquake victims. The goal is to raise at least
$5,000 for Haiti.

Order now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7613


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': Fully Engaged--Being a Dad Who's There

Mike Donnelly knows that being an involved dad isn't easy--it's led
him to make major changes in his life and family over the years! This
week on the program, he joins Mike Smith to encourage and inspire
fathers with practical suggestions for engaging more fully with their
families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7614


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 2: The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Second Opinion--Tebow's Super Bowl Ad Isn't Intolerant; Its Critics
Are
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7627

February 1: USA Today
Opinion--Tim Tebow: Cultural Warrior?
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7616

February 1: Time
How German Homeschoolers Won Asylum in the U.S.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7615

January 31: CBN.com
Christian Family Threatened by UK Homeschool Bill
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7617

January 29: Garner Citizen, Garner, North Carolina
Homeschoolers Plan another Protest at Southeast Regional Library
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7618

January 29: The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Homeschoolers Play Hockey for Local High Schools
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7619

January 29: Catholic News Agency
German Homeschooling Family Granted Political Asylum in U.S
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7620

January 29: Austin Post-Bulletin, Austin, Minnesota
For Homeschoolers, the Kitchen Table is the Classroom
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7621

January 28: Sun Tribune, Kansas City, Missouri
Building on the Basics for a Brighter Tomorrow
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7622

January 26: Associated Press
German Homeschoolers Granted Political Asylum
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7625

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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6. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

Whether your child is excited about music or has "dropped out" of
music education, you'll want to join us on Monday, February 8 at 9:00
p.m. (ET), as Dr. Ian Hodge discusses the value and effect of music on
education. Listen as he shares the ways in which music can enhance
learning--and the ways exposure to the wrong types of music can
actually disrupt a child's learning and growing process. Bring your
questions and come prepared to explore world view issues relating to
music, the Bible, and home education!

Then, on Tuesday, February 9 at 12:00 p.m. (ET) and Thursday, February
11 at 3:00 p.m. (ET), join HSLDA attorney Mike Donnelly for his
thoughts on time management and prioritization from his experiences as
a father of six, army officer, entrepreneur, and company executive.
You'll be encouraged and inspired to continue on your unique journey
as a father.

Today's father has limited hours to look after numerous
concerns--including his family, work, and ministry. To manage an
increasingly busy schedule, you've got to answer several big
questions, such as "How can we fathers most effectively invest our
time?" "Where can we invest it for eternal value?"

New York members won't want to miss HSLDA's attorney for New York
State, Thomas J. Schmidt, on Thursday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m. (ET),
as he offers helpful information and advice to parents homeschooling
their children in the Empire State. He will focus on quarterly
reports and how to prepare for year-end annual assessments. If you
have questions about quarterly reports, standardized tests or
alternative written evaluations, this is the webinar for 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=7626 .

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



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