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2/15/2011 4:42:57 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Planned Parenthood Attacks Parental Rights Amendment

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-> Have you ever yelled into the wind, only to hear the sound of your
voice blown back at you?

It's hard to be heard in the midst of a storm. Trying to influence
federal legislation is much like yelling to be heard while
standing in a fierce wind. Yet when 80,000 voices join together,
they become a powerful force that cannot be drowned out.
Join HSLDA to be heard above the tempests that threaten homeschool
freedoms.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1939

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire,
New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, or Wyoming,
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 15, 2011:

1. Planned Parenthood Attacks Parental Rights Amendment
2. United Nations Committees Rebuked for Power Grab
3. New Leaders in Congress Hold Education Hearing
4. Prosecutor Seeks to Make Example of Homeschooling Family
5. "Home School Heartbeat" Now Podcasting!
6. New for Your Graduate: Honor Cords!
7. You CAN Homeschool! Seminar
8. Bible Bee: Ask Your Pastor...
9. Financial Literacy Challenge Opportunity
10. "Home School Heartbeat": The Case for Poetry
11. Coming up on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

---[ Apologia Facebook Party ]----------------------------------------

Apologia is hosting a Facebook party on Thursday, February 17 from 8-9
p.m. EST, and . . . YOU"RE INVITED! Apologia authors and
speakers--Rachael Carman, Sherri Seligson, and Jeannie Fulbright will
be here to answer your questions about homeschooling, teaching
science, mentoring our children, and more. Click the link below to
RSVP.

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?ID=332

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1. Planned Parenthood Attacks Parental Rights Amendment

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are fighting efforts to enact a
Parental Rights Amendment to the Constitution. This means the parental
rights movement is on the right track.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10316


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2. United Nations Committees Rebuked for Power Grab

United Nations delegates recently echoed a longtime objection raised
by ParentalRights.org, criticizing U.N. "experts" who keep expanding
the mandate of treaties such as the Convention on the Rights of the
Child.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10317


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3. New Leaders in Congress Hold Education Hearing

Witnesses invited to testify by new leadership in the House called for
limited federal government involvement in education and more freedom
of educational choice.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10318


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4. Germany: Prosecutor Seeks to Make Example of Homeschooling Family

Back in court again, the Dudek family underwent a grueling retrial
this past week for the "criminal offense" of teaching their children
at home.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10319


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5. "Home School Heartbeat" Now Podcasting!

HSLDA's "Home School Heartbeat" radio broadcast is now available as a
podcast that you can listen to on your MP3 player anywhere and
anytime. You can subscribe either through iTunes or via an RSS feed.

Learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10320


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6. New for Your Graduate: Honor Cords!

Whether you are using our cap and gown in a ceremony or for senior
pictures, accompanying it with an Honor Cord is a great way to let
everyone know of your graduate's special achievement!

Order now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10321


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7. You CAN Homeschool! Seminar

"Teaching at Home: Basics and Beyond for Struggling Learners and
Toddlers to 'Tweens" will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011, from
9:00-4:30 at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. The
seminar includes four general sessions and 12 workshops, plus Q&A
sessions. Lunch is provided.

Learn more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10322


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8. Bible Bee: Ask Your Pastor...

... to consider hosting the Saturday, August 27 local contest of The
National Bible Bee at your church. Draw area families into your
facility to encourage them in this Summer Family Discipleship Program.
You can download a "Pastor's Letter" which will give him (and you) an
overview of this wonderful opportunity.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10323


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9. Financial Literacy Challenge Opportunity

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of
Education will be offering their 2011 National Financial Capability
Challenge March 7-April 8.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10324


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10. "Home School Heartbeat": The Case for Poetry

Did you know that many of the Founding Fathers were familiar with the
poetry classics? On this week's edition of "Home School Heartbeat,"
HSLDA President Mike Smith speaks with Kathy Weitz about cultivating a
love for the good, the true, and the beautiful through the study of
poetry.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10325


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 15: The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Sports for Home-ed Schoolers Approved
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10326

February 15: KTHV-TV, Little Rock, Arkansas
Thousands to Attend Homeschool Day at State Capitol
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10327

February 14: LifeSiteNews.com
Homeschool Bills Introduced in Illinois and New Hampshire
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10328

February 13: World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
Ending Homeschool Stereotypes
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10329

February 11: The Timberjay, Ely, Minnesota
Homeschooling Can Take Many Forms
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10330

February 11: Flint Journal, Flint, Michigan
Homeschool Group Sprouting in Flint
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10331

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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11. Coming up on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

Helping Women Become Godly Mothers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10332
How to Homeschool in Hawaii http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10333

Motherhood means different things to different people. For biblical
insights into what it means to be a mom, join Martha Peace on
Thursday, February 24 @ 9:00 p.m. (ET). "Helping Women Become Godly
Mothers" http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10332 will provide
practical solutions to common problems that you or a friend are sure
to face--come and be equipped!

Attention homeschoolers from the Pineapple State: join Tj Schmidt on
Tuesday, February 22 @ 8:30 p.m. (ET) for a relaxed yet informative
discussion of homeschool law! In "How to Homeschool in Hawaii,"
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10333 Tj will cover everything from
standardized tests to recordkeeping. Pull up the hammock, bring your
questions, and learn more about Hawaii law!

Time is running out! February 28 is the last day you can use our
current discount to buy two e-vents and receive the third (of equal or
lesser value) free. Simply enter JumpStart2011 when registering for
three e-vents, select "Apply Coupon," and save now!

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10334 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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