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5/8/2012 4:51:16 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--Farris on Fox News to Defend Parental Rights

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Legislative Update

If you live in Alabama, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Missouri, New
Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, or Washington, click on the link below
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Topics for May 8, 2012:

1. Mike Farris Defends Parental Rights on Fox News
2. Update in the Battle for Religious Freedom
3. Legislature Improves Homeschool Law
4. HSLDA Responds to SARB Hearing
5. Calls Urged to Support Parental Rights Amendment
6. Spiritual Focus Sets iGovern Apart
7. Save on High School AP Courses--Register Early
8. Register now for Teen Leadership Camps
9. 2012 High School Graduation Announcements Available
10. Contest Helps Train Young Poets
11. High School Teacher Training Audio Download Available
12. Will Your Family Be Spiritually Dry This Summer?
13. "Home School Heartbeat": Mother's Day Messages from Our Staff
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1. Mike Farris Defends Parental Rights on Fox News

HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris appeared on national television to
defend parental rights in regard to yet another current and
controversial topic--child obesity.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14662


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2. Update in the Battle for Religious Freedom

Home School Legal Defense Association urges you to contact members of
Congress and ask them to support legislation that would preserve the
freedom of religious employers to follow the dictates of their
conscience.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14637


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3. Georgia: Legislature Improves Homeschool Law

With the signature of Governor Nathan Deal on House Bill 39 on May 1,
2012, Georgia enacted significant improvements to its homeschool law.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14638


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4. California: HSLDA Responds to SARB Hearing

When an HSLDA member decided to homeschool her special needs son,
local public school officials tried to thwart her with truancy
charges. HSLDA intervened.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14639


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5. Calls Urged to Support Parental Rights Amendment

The constitutional amendment to protect families is being introduced
in both houses of Congress this week. Calls are needed to encourage
lawmakers to sign on as original cosponsors within the next few days.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14640


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6. Generation Joshua: Spiritual Focus Sets iGovern Apart

Every summer camp includes fun and games, and iGovern is no exception.
But it is iGovern's spiritual focus that sets apart Generation
Joshua's summer camp and makes it the perfect place to send your
student. Here they will have a chance to strengthen and revitalize
their spiritual life through incredible chapel sessions, inspirational
speakers, and small group Bible studies.

Learn more and register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14658


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7. Save on High School AP Courses--Register Early

PHC Prep Academy is offering $40 off each course until June 1, 2012
(and HSLDA members save an additional $50-$100). Give your teen a
challenging course with a clear Christian worldview--and the potential
to earn college credit and save you money. Your student gets
high-level learning backed by both the Patrick Henry College and HSLDA
names--in a convenient online format, with engaging instruction and
personal feedback from our committed teachers.

Read more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14641


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8. Register now for Teen Leadership Camps

Summer 2012 Teen Leadership Camps at Patrick Henry College are already
filling up, so be sure to register now and maximize summer with fun
and challenging camps offered in everything from debate, strategic
intelligence, leadership, politics, creative writing, and
journalism--and much more! Students will apply a biblical worldview to
the issues of today through exciting classroom sessions, historic
field trips, creative challenges, and camp camaraderie.

To learn more or to register:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14642


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9. 2012 High School Graduation Announcements Available

Celebrate your graduate's achievement with family and friends! HSLDA
brings you four unique designs to choose from. Don't forget to say
thanks with our class of 2012 thank-you cards! HSLDA members save
24%-43%.

Order now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14643


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10. Contest Helps Train Young Poets

Looking for ways to enhance your child's learning experience as he or
she participates in this year's poetry contest? Check out the
educational resources available at our store
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14657 and help your child sharpen
her poetic skills as she competes!

For contest details and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14644


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11. High School Teacher Training Audio Download Available

Does the thought of homeschooling your teens excite or intimidate you?
Either way, you'll find a boatload of encouragement and practical
resources at the HSLDA Store when you download the brand new MP3 audio
of our high school consultants' High School Teacher Training
workshops!

Get it now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14645


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12. Will Your Family be Spiritually Dry This Summer?

Not with the Bible Bee Summer Family Discipleship materials delivered
to your door on June 1!

Get details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14646


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13. "Home School Heartbeat": Mother's Day Messages from Our Staff

Mothers have the most important job in the world--they nurture, teach,
encourage, and shape their children. This week on "Home School
Heartbeat," HSLDA staff members talk about what they most appreciate
about the mothers in their lives.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14647


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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May 7: The Elliot Lake Standard, Ontario, Canada
Lessons in Homeschooling
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14648

May 7: OneNewsNow.com
Vatican for Parental Rights
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14649

May 7: HispanicBusiness.com
Homeschooling Doesn't Mean Always Staying At Home
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14650

May 2: East Valley Tribune, Tempe, Arizona
Tempe Teen becomes First Homeschooler to Snag Prestigious Flinn
Scholarship
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14651

May 1: The Valley Breeze, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Learning in the Living Room
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14652

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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Upcoming Live E-vents:

Feds Go After Farm Families: Fallout for Homeschoolers? --HSLDA Staff
Attorney Mike Donnelly
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Homeschooling in Texas--HSLDA Staff Attorney Darren Jones
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14654

Featured On-Demand E-vents:

Christlike Character Development--Roger Erdvig, M.Ed.
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14655

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