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3/9/2010 4:21:12 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Sweden Takes A Hardening Line

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Legislative Update

If you live in Georgia, 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 March 9, 2010:

1. Sweden Takes A Hardening Line
2. Homeschoolers Charged with Truancy
3. Health Care Bill May be Scheduled for Vote
4. Salem Citizens Defeat Daytime Curfew
5. School District Reports Homeschoolers for Child Neglect
6. Summer Business Institute Grants Homeschooler Equal Opportunity to
Apply
7. Single Parents Say "Thanks"
8. Foundation's PHC Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications
9. Parental Rights: Is Washington Broken?
10. Generation Joshua: Family Membership Pricing Change
11. New Book from "Hank the Cowdog" Author
12. Facebook Fans--Keep Signing Up!
13. "Home School Heartbeat": Resolved, All Homeschoolers Should Debate
14. Next week on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Sweden Takes A Hardening Line

A new law which would allow for home education only under
"extraordinary circumstances" is awaiting finishing touches before it
is brought before the entire Swedish Parliament where it is expected
to pass.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7821


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2. Tennessee: Homeschoolers Charged with Truancy

Truancy charges were immediately dropped after HSLDA intervened on
behalf of a family whose children were enrolled in the extension
program of a local church-related school.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7819


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3. Urgent Calls Needed--Health Care Bill May be Scheduled for Vote

At the urging of President Obama, Democrat leaders in the House of
Representatives have renewed efforts to pass the Senate version of
health care reform. HSLDA strongly opposes this legislation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7820


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4. Illinois: Salem Citizens Defeat Daytime Curfew

A loose coalition including local homeschoolers helped to stop a
proposed daytime curfew in Salem that was favored by the public school
regional superintendent.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7822


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5. North Carolina: School District Reports Homeschoolers for Child
Neglect

HSLDA intervened when an unlawful request that a member family provide
additional documentation turned into a social services investigation.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7823


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6. Nevada: Summer Business Institute Grants Homeschooler Equal
Opportunity to Apply

After HSLDA intervened, Clark County agreed to recognize a Nevada
homeschool high school student's academic program on the same basis as
public and private school programs.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7824


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7. Home School Foundation: Single Parents Say "Thanks"

Single parents face enormous difficulties when it comes to
homeschooling. The Home School Foundation tries to ease the burden and
help these parents and their precious children continue on their
homeschool journey.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7825


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8. Foundation's PHC Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

The deadline for high school students who wish to apply for the Home
School Foundation's 2010 scholarship to Patrick Henry College is May
14. The scholarship is available to on-campus, full-time, incoming PHC
freshmen who are part of an HSLDA member family and who exhibit
outstanding academic achievement and community service.

Read more and apply:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7826


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9. Parental Rights: Is Washington Broken?

Polls show Americans are fed up with Washington. ParentalRights.org
asks, "If Washington lawmakers can't be trusted with our money, why
would we trust them with our kids?"

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7827


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10. Generation Joshua: Family Membership Pricing Change

In April Generation Joshua will restructure the pricing of its family
memberships. If you want to take advantage of GenJ's amazing programs
and save money, be sure to join before April 1 to take advantage of
our extremely low-priced 10-year family memberships, before they are
replaced with the newly priced ten-year family memberships.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7828


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11. New Book from "Hank the Cowdog" Author

Delight yourself with the new book by John R. Erickson, cowboy author
of the best-selling "Hank the Cowdog" series. Published in partnership
with Patrick Henry College, "Story Craft" details Erickson's road to
self-publishing success through faith, perseverance, and artistic
integrity. This frank, practical guide to the craft of writing applies
to every kind of calling, from running a business to having a family.

Support PHC and get your own copy:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7738


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12. Facebook Fans--Keep Signing Up!

Thanks for your support we've grown tremendously! If you've already
become a fan, please send our facebook link to your friends and
encourage them to become fans too!

Click here to become a fan:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7829


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13. "Home School Heartbeat": Resolved, All Homeschoolers Should Debate

What's debate? And how did it start? And what good is being able to
debate, anyway? Before you start arguing about it, hear what author
and veteran debater Christy Shipe has to say on this week's program!
Christy explains the historical role of debate in a free society,
gives tips on getting started, and addresses how biblical principles
should impact your student's debate skills.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7830


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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March 8: Courier & Press, Evansville, Indiana
Homeschoolers Serve as House Pages
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7836

March 6: Associated Press
Top Homeschool Texts Dismiss Darwin, Evolution
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7831

March 2: LifeSiteNews.com
Homeschool Legal Giants Intervene in Sweden State Abduction of
Homeschooler
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7832

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Are you an HSLDA member family who homeschools in Washington State? If
so, come join HSLDA's contact attorney for Washington Thomas J. (Tj)
Schmidt on Friday, March 19, at 4:00 p.m. (ET)! In this free webinar
exclusively for HSLDA members, Tj will share practical information and
legal insights, including part-time participation in the public school
and how you can know that you are still in control of your child's
education, what is required in the Declaration of Intent and where to
submit the form, what a parent must do for the annual assessment, and
what legal requirements parents must fulfill when teaching their
children at home. Don't miss this chance to hear Tj live as he offers
helpful information, advice, and guidelines to parents seeking to
homeschool their children in the Evergreen State!

Members in Indiana, Florida, Kentucky and New York can hear Tj speak
specifically about their state by visiting our archives at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7833 .

If you don't live in a state that Tj has addressed, check out the
archives to find out if there has been an e-vent highlighting your
home state!

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=7833 .

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



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