Originally Sent: 4/16/2013
|April 16, 2013|
Here are this week’s top stories.
President Obama announced last Wednesday a proposal to create universal preschool for low-income families. His plan, Preschool for All, is aimed at 4-year-olds to help them be “better prepared for the demands of the global economy.” HSLDA founder Michael Farris voiced his opposition… Read more >>
Your letters, emails and faxes to the Swedish high court may be Annie and Christer Johansson’s last hope for having their son returned to them. Read more >>
At nearly 115,000 signatures, the Romeike petition is now the top ranked “live” petition on whitehouse.gov! (Only three days left for live status.) In addition, Obama’s press secretary was asked about the Romeike petition during a recent press briefing. Read more >>
In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, HSLDA Director of Federal Relations Will Estrada strongly refuted MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry’s recent assertion that children belong to the community, not the family. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” Estrada said.
Just how does a country founded on principles of freedom come to have a national student database? This article traces the steps that brought it about, and highlights the pressing need for parental rights as a safeguard for every child’s privacy. Read more >>
A new law in North Dakota provides an exemption from state testing for some homeschool families, effective August 1. Read more >>
Governor Beebe has signed into law a measure intended to eliminate discrimination against homeschool graduates trying to qualify for a college scholarship under the Governor’s Scholars Program. Learn more >>
HSLDA filed an amicus brief contending that New Hampshire's tax credit scholarship program is constitutional. 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. Learn more >>
HSLDA believes that homeschooling is an excellent choice for children with special needs. We also recognize that it sometimes becomes necessary for families of children with special needs to secure outside help to assist with curriculum selection, testing, tutoring or various therapies. If you know a specialist who would fit this need, please recommend them for our private consultant database. Read more >>
As the school year wraps up, take a short break from academic rigor and just have fun working with your children on a poem for HSLDA’s Poetry Contest!
If you like to rhyme, well, we have just the thing:
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.
If you’re considering a career as a work-at-home parent, the best place to start is by asking the right questions.
The BIG day is just around the corner—high school graduation that is. It’s not too late to order the diploma and other graduation supplies from HSLDA’s bookstore. Need some ideas on how to make your teen’s accomplishment special? Enjoy the 2012 Court Report article, “Graduation: It’s Worth Celebrating,”
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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