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11/1/2011 4:53:34 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Oppose Big-Government Education Bill

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Legislative Update

If you live in New York, Oregon, or Washington, 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 1, 2011:

1. Oppose Big-Government Education Bill
2. School District Misapplies Test Results
3. Brazil Favors UN Treaty over Parental Rights
4. Pass on Offer to "Verify" Your Private School
5. Urbandale to Stop Overcharging for Dual Enrollment
6. 2 Weeks until Kirk Cameron, Jack Eggar, Voddie Baucham
7. Free Christmas Cards with Cookbook Purchase
8. PHC Prep: Register Now for Spring 2012
9. Essay Contest Deadline Extended
10. Patrick Henry College: Apply Now for Journalism Scholarships
11. "Home School Heartbeat": LiveAction--An Interview with Lila Rose
12. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...



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1. Oppose Big-Government Education Bill

HSLDA urges members and friends to contact their U.S. senators with
concerns about efforts to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act. As
currently written, the legislation could lead to national education
standards.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12796


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2. North Dakota: School District Misapplies Test Results

Home School Legal Defense Association assisted two member families
when school officials insisted that low standardized test scores for
their children triggered monitoring by a state-certified teacher and
evaluation for need of special education services.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12778


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3. Brazil Favors UN Treaty over Parental Rights

A chilling report from Brazil should serve as a warning to all
American parents. Recent events reveal what happens when a nation
abandons its traditional constitutional standard of parental rights
and adopts the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12795


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4. Illinois: Pass on Offer to "Verify" Your Private School

HSLDA has requested that a regional state education office stop
sending letters asking local homeschool families to register their
programs--as Illinois law has no registration requirement.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12779


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5. Iowa: Urbandale to Stop Overcharging for Dual Enrollment

If the Urbandale School District sent you a letter saying that you
must pay a $90 dual-enrollment fee by October 31 or you will be
reported to a credit agency, relief may be on its way.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12780


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6. Bible Bee: 2 Weeks until Kirk Cameron, Jack Eggar, Voddie Baucham

Susan Heck, Doug Phillips, Brett Harris, Bob Lapine, John Stonestreet,
Bill Gothard, Joel Belz, Tom Harmon, Timothy Botts, Tim McKenzie,
Nathan Clark George, Greg Wilbur, Franklin Springs, Moody Radio, Fish
Radio, Zonderkidz, Bible Gateway, Logos, "Dare to be a Daniel", Walker
Moore, a huge family fun area, and over 70 family-friendly,
discipleship-demonstrating activities invade the Nashville Marriott
Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center! A $10 wristband admits each
person to almost every National Bible Bee attraction! Your family
should be there November 17-19.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12781


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7. Free Christmas Cards with Cookbook Purchase

Combine the joy of giving with the joy of receiving! When you buy two
or more copies of "Family Favorites from the Homeschool Kitchen,"
you'll receive a FREE set of Christmas cards featuring beautiful
artwork by homeschoolers. All profits from the sale of this cookbook
go to help needy homeschoolers through the Home School Foundation!
Offer good through December 16, 2011, and while supplies last.

Order today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?ID=12759


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8. PHC Prep: Register Now for Spring 2012

Spring course registration is open and is taking place right now,
online with PHC Prep Academy. Two Advanced Placement (AP) courses that
your teen needs with clear Christian worldview--AP U.S. Government and
AP Microeconomics--are online, easily accessed, and have the potential
to save you money while your teen gains skills to earn college credit.
Designed by college professors and professionals, taught by qualified
instructors, and backed by the Patrick Henry College name--you'll get
direct feedback on your teen's work for the best personal growth and
learning possible. Classes will fill up fast. Don't miss out.

Click here now to sign up:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12782


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9. Essay Contest Deadline Extended

Need more time to complete your essay? We're excited to announce that
the deadline for the essay contest has been extended through November
14, 2011!

For contest details and entry forms:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12783


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10. Patrick Henry College: Apply Now for Journalism Scholarships

Patrick Henry College is offering aspiring Christian journalism
students the opportunity of a lifetime. These privately funded
scholarships have been created for students with excellent writing
ability and a strong desire to serve society through journalism. The
application deadline for the Samuel Adams Scholarship is January 1,
2012.

For more information or to apply:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12727


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11. "Home School Heartbeat": LiveAction--An Interview with Lila Rose

This week on "Home School Heartbeat," find out why Mike Farris calls
homeschool graduate Lila Rose a "deposit on the big things that the
[next] generation is going to do." Lila Rose shares how her homeschool
education equipped her to found LiveAction and make huge strides for
the pro-life movement. Lila brings practical tips on how parents can
prepare their children to make a real difference in the world.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12784


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 27: Examiner.com, Columbia, South Carolina
Historic Columbia Homeschool Friday
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12785

October 26: WFMY-TV Channel 2, Greensboro, North Carolina
Public School Costs Rising Compared to Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12788

October 26: Fergus Falls Journal, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Homeschoolers Learn Hebrew
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12789

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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12. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

Upcoming E-vents:

FAQ about Georgia Homeschool Law--HSLDA Senior Counsel Dewitt (Dee)
Black
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12790

Parenting 101--John Rosemond
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12791

How to Homeschool in Idaho--HSLDA Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12792

Being Thankful for Our Homeschool Freedoms--HSLDA Staff Attorney Tj
Schmidt
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12793

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12794 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



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