Originally Sent: 4/9/2013
|April 9, 2013|
Here are this week’s top stories.
In an MSNBC promo, Melissa Harris-Perry promotes the radical and controversial idea that “we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents.” Sadly, this isn’t a new idea. Read more >>
German homeschoolers Uwe and Hannalore Romeike faced fines, threats of imprisonment, and possible loss of custody of their children—simply for homeschooling. Although they left everything, fled to the United States, and were granted asylum, the U.S. has revoked their legal status and is seeking to send them back to Germany. Could their case impact U.S. homeschool freedom? Watch their story >>
Recent efforts to make states share their student information with the federal government could have dire consequences for individual privacy. HSLDA has learned that at least one state’s database includes information on homeschoolers. Read more >>
That’s right: HSLDA’s 9th annual Poetry Contest is underway! Students ages 7-19 can win generous cash prizes while exercising their creativity in an exciting experience. The category prompts have been intentionally chosen to leave your children the most room for fun and ingenuity! Spread the word to any imaginative students and follow the link for complete information. Read more >>
Modest scholarships are now available to incoming freshman at Patrick Henry College for the 2013-2014 school year through the Home School Foundation. Applications will be accepted through May 31. Read more >>
The Home School Foundation, HSLDA’s charitable arm, is having an open enrollment for its Curriculum Relief Fund through April! This fund helps provide curriculum to HSLDA member families who are struggling financially to meet their children’s needs.
There are only a few days left to register for the 13th annual Accessibility Summit held in the Washington, D.C. area April 19-20, 2013. This conference is designed for families and caregivers, faith-based organizations, service providers, teachers, and other professionals connected to the special needs community. This year at the summit the HSLDA special needs department will present a workshop. Read more >>
Hear HSLDA’s founder and many other top speakers offer insight on faith and family as part of the free online Mom Mastery Summit April 12-15. Seven workshops will be presented each day. Log on 10 p.m. April 13 to find out why Mike Farris decided to “Dump Dating.” Learn more and register >>
The German homeschooling Romeike family sought asylum in the United States so they could keep homeschooling. Now the U.S. government is threatening to send them back to Germany, where they will be forced to stop homeschooling. Mike Farris explains how you can help, on this week’s Home School Heartbeat. Read more >>
Two Bible memory passages a week and 20 minutes of Bible study per day this summer could lead your child to a share of $260,000 in prizes! See how >>
Legislation in Your State
If you live in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, or West Virginia, click on the the name of your state or the link below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to homeschool.
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