Originally Sent: 8/6/2013
|August 6, 2013|
If you care at all about the future of homeschooling, you’ll want to look closely at today’s Weekly Update.
With the U.S. Senate on recess, now is the time to contact your senators in their home offices about the dangers of the UN disabilities treaty. Read more >>
Several scholars have argued that, to achieve a diverse and tolerant society, homeschooling and private education should be abolished or severely limited. Read Mike Farris’s response in the Peabody Journal of Education. (Free but requires email address.) Read more >>
A social worker’s insistence that a homeschool child receive academic testing could have set a dangerous precedent. Home School Legal Defense Association helped get the case dismissed. Read more >>
A new state law repeals the tax credit for children with disabilities and instead creates scholarship grants to fund services for these children—including homeschoolers. Read more >>
Over the past 30 years, HSLDA has played a key part in helping the homeschool movement grow and thrive. But what’s next? On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, HSLDA founders Mike Smith and Mike Farris discuss the challenges facing homeschooling and share their vision for the next 10 years. Read more >>
Some educators say Common Core State Standards will bring great improvement to America’s schools. Others predict a de facto national curriculum and national testing. HSLDA has brought all the research together in one place for you. Explore our new Common Core microsite >>
Part two of HSLDA’s article series on child abuse presents six principles to help you guard and empower your children against sexual abuse. Read more >>
Did you know that HSLDA members receive $50 off each semester-long course and $100 off each yearlong course they take with PHC Prep Academy? This discount applies no matter how many courses your student takes. Sign up today—there are only 10 days left to register, and spots fill quickly! See our list of courses >>
A mom thanks Home School Foundation donors for helping her son to finally read “the small print.” Read more >>
In this time of economic difficulty and the rising cost of higher education, many families and high school students are wondering, “is college actually worth it?” Family Research Council is hosting a lecture on this exact topic. It will be held at their Washington, D.C. headquarters and streamed online noon Wednesday, August 14. Read more >>
Most of the things our legal department deals with are no laughing matter. But it is good to laugh—so send us your best lawyer joke and you could win a $100 Visa gift card or both Drive Through History DVDs, your choice. Two winners will be announced on August 30. Read more >>
Are you a grandparent of homeschooled children? We want to hear your story! As part of HSLDA’s 30th anniversary celebration, we will be featuring the stories of several grandparents of homeschoolers in an upcoming issue of The Home School Court Report. You can participate through HSLDA’s Facebook page! Visit HSLDA’s Facebook page >>
Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in this incredible online learning experience! Whether you are a high school student looking to beef up your transcript, or an adult simply wanting to become a more informed citizen, this course is for you. Space is limited. Direct questions to Andrew Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org! Register now >>
Legislation in Your State
If you live in Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, or West Virginia, click on the name of your state or the link below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to homeschool.
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