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11/29/2011 4:42:29 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Who Makes the Really Tough Decisions: Parents? Or Doctors?

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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-> Can you look at the clouds and tell the direction of the wind?

An interesting phenomenon of wind is that it can blow in multiple
directions at the same time, at different heights from the ground.
But usually there is a prevailing wind. HSLDA watches the gusts
and monitors the prevailing trends of change in the legal climate
of home education. So no matter which way the wind is blowing,
we're there to protect your family.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1938

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Legislative Update

If you live in New Jersey, 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 29, 2011:

1. Who Makes the Really Tough Decisions: Parents? Or Doctors?
2. Personal Data Destroyed at HSLDA's Request
3. County Considers Notice of Intent Inadequate
4. Prime Minister Criticized for Homeschooling
5. Manifesto Seeks to Protect the Traditional Family
6. Litigation Team Influential in Dismissal of Truancy Charges
7. Give While you Shop Online
8. Give a Wreath, Bless a Widow
9. Patrick Henry College: Live Christmas Webcast
10. New Year's Brings Latest Art Competition
11. Stay Tuned to all the News at Patrick Henry College
12. "Home School Heartbeat": Draw a Logical Conclusion
13. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

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1. Michigan: Who Makes the Really Tough Decisions: Parents? Or
Doctors?

A troubling case involving a boy with cancer shows why we need laws
that protect parents' rights to make difficult decisions for their
children.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12970


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2. Maine: Personal Data Destroyed at HSLDA's Request

A public school superintendent agreed to destroy survey responses from
homeschoolers once Home School Legal Defense Association pointed out
the information could be made public.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12971


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3. Montana: County Considers Notice of Intent Inadequate

HSLDA helped a member family when the local public school
superintendent's office asked for information not required by law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12972


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4. Jamaica: Prime Minister Criticized for Homeschooling

Jamaica's prime minister and his wife say they are standing by their
decision to homeschool their sons.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12973


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5. Russia: Manifesto Seeks to Protect the Traditional Family

Russian organizations and experts met recently to denounce efforts to
undermine parental rights and expand state control over families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12974


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6. Ohio: Litigation Team Influential in Dismissal of Truancy Charges

HSLDA helped a member family avoid truancy charges that were filed due
to the mistakes of the local school district.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12999


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7. Give While you Shop Online

Every time you shop online some retailers give to needy homeschool
families at no extra cost to you! Just go to Clicks for Homeschooling,
find your store, and shop like normal--the retailer tracks where you
came from and gives a percentage of what you spend to the Home School
Foundation. This works for Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target and many
others.

Learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12975


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8. Give a Wreath, Bless a Widow

This Christmas, hang a fragrant Maine balsam wreath on your door and
help homeschooling families in need at the same time! In partnership
with Round Bough Wreath Company, the Home School Foundation is
offering beautiful, affordable wreaths and other decorative greenery.
You can purchase a wreath for yourself, a friend, or have one shipped
to a homeschool widow the Foundation helped this past year. A portion
of all sales benefit the Foundation's Compassion Fund. Call Round
Bough at 207-956-8544 or visit them online.

Order today!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12976


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9. Patrick Henry College: Live Christmas Webcast

Join the PHC Chorale as it presents a live webcast of Lessons and
Carols. This festive, traditional service of carols and readings tells
the story of the coming of the Savior. It will be broadcast live from
the beautiful Barbara Hodel Center on Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12977


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10. New Year's Brings Latest Art Competition

HSLDA's latest student art contest asks participants to look to the
Psalms for inspiration. Entries will be accepted beginning January 1.

For guidelines and entry forms:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12978


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11. Stay Tuned to all the News at Patrick Henry College

Learn all about what Patrick Henry College is doing to develop young
leaders for our country, stay abreast of exciting PHC news and events,
and receive probing commentaries on culture, politics, and religion
from some of the most respected thinkers and apologists alive today by
signing up now to receive our exclusive updates.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12993


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12. "Home School Heartbeat": Draw a Logical Conclusion

Logic may seem like an outdated or impractical subject to study. But
this week on "Home School Heartbeat," Biola philosophy professor Doug
Geivett joins Mike Smith to explain how logic helps us to move our
lives "along the rails of reality" and find true answers to the
questions and puzzles we discover in the world around us.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12979


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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November 28: Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, Vermont
Artists Featured in Oprah's "Favorite Things" Magazine
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12980

November 28: The Citizen, Auburn, New York
Another Kind of Book Club
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12981

November 27: Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, South Dakota
Homeschooling Continues to Flourish in Rapid City
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12982

November 26: WEAU-TV Channel 13, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Exploring Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12983

November 23: Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas
Parents Find Advantages in Teaching Their Children at Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12984

November 23: NJSpotlight.com
Putting a Face to New Jersey's Homeschooled Students
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12985

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

Shining Armor: Your Son's Battle for Purity--Hal and Melanie Young
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12986

On-Demand E-vents:

What Every Girl Needs from Her Dad--HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12987

Top Five Threats Christian Homeschool Parents Face in Raising Godly
Kids - And What to Do About Them--Dr. Jeff Myers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12988

Christlike Character Development--Rodger Erdvig, M.Ed.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12989

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=12990 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.




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