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2/22/2011 4:42:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Mike Farris Warns of Coming Persecution

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Legislative Update

If you live in Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New
Mexico, New York, 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 22, 2011:

1. Mike Farris Warns of Coming Persecution
2. 6-Year-Old Hauled to Psych Ward
3. Do You Know a Widow in Need?
4. New! Class of 2011 T-shirts!
5. High School Life Skills Resources and Checklist
6. You CAN Homeschool! Seminar
7. Home School Heartbeat Now Podcasting!
8. Financial Literacy Challenge Deadline Approaching
9. Bible Bee Can Draw People to Your Church
10. Could Your Teen Fix the Budget Deficit?
11. "Home School Heartbeat": Curricular Relief from the Home School
Foundation
12. Coming up on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Mike Farris Warns of Coming Persecution

In an interview with Baptist Press, HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris
details trends that bode ill for homeschool freedom in America and
abroad.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10392


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2. Parental Rights: 6-Year-Old Hauled to Psych Ward

According to an article at Today.com last week, a little boy's Los
Angeles school sent him to the psychiatric ward against his mom's
wishes. Anxiety over his dad's deployment to Iraq led the boy to
"[draw] a violent picture and [write] that he wanted to die," which
prompted the school's reaction.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10409


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3. Home School Foundation: Do You Know a Widow in Need?

March 1 opens spring enrollment for HSF's Widows Fund. If you are a
homeschooling widow or widower, or know someone who is, please contact
us to find out how we can help. This fund enables widows and widowers
to continue homeschooling by helping them with the cost of curriculum
and sometimes other emergency needs.

Find out more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10393

Contact HSF:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10394


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4. New! Class of 2011 T-shirts!

Let your student commemorate his or her achievement in style with one
of HSLDA's original Class of 2011 T-shirts! We've got one for the
guys and one for the girls!

Order now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10395


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5. High School Life Skills Resources and Checklist

Make the most of the teen years by teaching your teens important life
skills. We've put together resources and a checklist to give you a
jump start.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10396


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6. 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
a.m.-4:30 p.m. 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=10397


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7. "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=10398


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8. Financial Literacy Challenge Deadline Approaching

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=10399


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9. Bible Bee Can Draw People to Your Church

Is your church friendly enough to help people participate in The
National Bible Bee Family Discipleship Program? It's a wonderful way
for you to attract Bible-believing families in your area to your
church this summer! Details on how you can make it happen are
available online.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10400


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10. Could Your Teen Fix the Budget Deficit?

President Obama's recently released budget projects a $7.2 trillion
deficit. Think your child could do better? At this year's iGovern
summer leadership camp, Generation Joshua students will have the
chance to learn from nationally acclaimed leaders what our Founders
thought about federal budgets, and then draft and vote on their own
federal budget.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10410


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": Curricular Relief from the Home School
Foundation

Can you still homeschool if you can't afford to buy expensive
curriculum? The Home School Foundation's Curriculum Relief Fund is
working to make sure that the answer to that question is "Yes!" for
every family. This week on the program, HSLDA President Mike Smith
talks with Elizabeth Smith and two families who received grants from
the Foundation. Find out how becoming part of the Foundation's work
can bless you and others!

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10401


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 21: The Times Record, Brunswick, Maine
Homeschoolers Launch First Science Fair
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10402

February 19: The Beacon-News, Aurora, Illinois
Homeschool Families Fight State Registration
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10403

February 18: Fox News
Illinois Homeschooling Bill Tabled--But Fight Far From Over
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10404

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Helping Women Become Godly Mothers--Martha Peace
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10405

When They Come Knocking: How to Handle Social Worker Contacts--Mike
Donnelly
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10406

How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training, Part II--Lou Priolo
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10407

Don't Forget--Buy 2, Get 1 Free!

There are just a few more days to take advantage of our Buy 2, Get 1
Free offer! Until Monday, February 28, 2011, register for three
e-vents and receive one of those three e-vents absolutely free. Just
enter JumpStart2011 when registering, click "Apply Coupon," and enjoy
your free e-vent!

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10408 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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