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7/3/2012 4:40:33 PM
Mike Farris--HSLDA
HSLDA Weekly--Help Protect Families, U.S. Sovereignty

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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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-> 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 Alabama, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York or

Oklahoma, 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 July 3, 2012:

1. Urgent Calls Needed: Senate Committee to hold Hearing on Dangerous
UN Treaty
2. "Please Make Every Effort to Bring Your Children"
3. Leadership Requires Wisdom, Perseverance
4. Celebrate Freedom
5. Letter Helps Turn Around Adoption Subsidy Denial
6. School District's Outreach to Homeschoolers A Trojan Horse
7. Prince George County Demands Subtest Scores
8. Compulsory Attendance Age Lowered
9. Independence Day Sale: Get 10% off 10 Products for 10 Days!
10. Get Your High Schooler Ready for College Learning--Register Today!
13. "Home School Heartbeat": Constitutional Law and Self-government
14. Currently Featured on HSLDA's @home e-vents...

---[ How will your child make a difference? ]-------------------------

Apologia's Biblical Worldview Series: "I've never seen a better
resource than these books to prepare children to think biblically
about the world in which they are growing up. If you're homeschooling,
this series is a must-buy. If you're not homeschooling--it's still a
must-buy." --Tom Gilson, Campus Crusade for Christ

http://www.hslda.org/alink.asp?id=499

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1. Urgent Calls Needed: Senate Committee to hold Hearing on Dangerous
UN Treaty

Protect U.S. sovereignty this Independence Day! Contact your senators
and urge them to oppose a United Nations treaty that would impose new
restrictions in the name of helping disabled citizens.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15111


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2. Maryland: "Please Make Every Effort to Bring Your Children"

When a public school district urged a member family to bring their
children to an upcoming portfolio review, we reminded them of what the
law requires. The children stayed home.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15092


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3. Leadership Requires Wisdom, Perseverance

A message from Home School Legal Defense Association President Mike
Smith to leaders (that's all parents, by the way).

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15093


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4. Happy Independence Day from Your Friends at HSLDA!

Enjoy this new video and thank you for standing with us in protecting
our freedoms.

Watch it now:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15112


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5. Illinois: HSLDA Letter Helps Turn Around Adoption Subsidy Denial

HSLDA helped reinstate funding that had been wrongfully denied to a
member family's adopted son.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15094


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6. Georgia: School District's Outreach to Homeschoolers A Trojan Horse

An online virtual public school program proposed by a Georgia school
district threatens to undermine independent, parent-directed home
education.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15095


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7. Virginia: Prince George County Demands Subtest Scores

A school district official backed off a threat to report a member
family to social services over test scores once HSLDA intervened.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15096


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8. Alabama: Compulsory Attendance Age Lowered

For the second time in three years, Alabama has expanded the
compulsory school attendance age.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15097


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9. Independence Day Sale: Get 10% off 10 Products for 10 Days!

Don't miss HSLDA's Independence Day Sale (through July 10) on
resources that explore the foundations of our great nation! Buy
anything from our list of 10 select products and get 10% off.

Save now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15098


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10. Get Your High Schooler Ready for College Learning--Register Today!

With PHC Prep Academy's online courses, your student gets effective
preparation for Advanced Placement (AP) exams, plus a taste of the
college-level classroom during high school--at an affordable price!
(And HSLDA members get a $50-$100 discount, for even more savings.)

Click here to view the 2012-13 courses!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15099


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12. 2012 Christmas Card Contest

Every year the Home School Foundation sends Christmas Cards to widows
who have received assistance from the Foundation. This summer, HSF is
hosting a special contest which gives homeschool teachers and older
teens an opportunity to design the artwork for the Christmas greeting
card.

For details:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15101


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13. "Home School Heartbeat": Constitutional Law and Self-government

We should never think that the question "Who has the power to make
law?" is a dry, academic question. The Founding Fathers fought a war
over it. And today, our freedoms are being taken from us principally
because we've allowed various government agencies to violate the
fundamental principle of self-government. On this week's edition of
"Home School Heartbeat," Michael Farris explains these violations and
why we must fight to preserve this right.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15102


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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July 1: Business Mirror, Makati City, Philippines
Homeschooling Produces Top-Rate Students, Achievers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15103

June 29: Anza Valley Outlook, Fallbrook, California
Home School Graduate Megan Gilmore
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15104

June 26: Forest Lake Times, Forest Lake, Minnesota
Migration to Homeschools Continues in Minnesota
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15105

June 26: Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga Homeschool Student to Show Work at New York Fashion Week
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15106

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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

Upcoming Live E-vents:

Understanding Virginia's New Curriculum Description Law--HSLDA Senior
Counsel Scott Woodruff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15107

Featured On-Demand:

Being Thankful for Our Homeschool Freedoms--HSLDA Staff Attorney
Thomas J. (Tj) Schmidt
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15108

Parental Rights Amendment Briefing--HSLDA Chairman Mike Farris
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15109

If you have any questions, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15110 or contact the @home e-vent
team by emailing athome@hslda.org.



FEATURED HSLDA PerX - Online College Network
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Can colleges find your homeschooler? HSLDA and HSF Friends of Home
Schooling has joined with www.OnlineCollegeNetwork.com to offer free
help. Online College Network (OCN) was created to help college-bound
students gain exposure based on their performance.

For more information visit:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1568



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