Rep. David Cook has filed a bad home school bill in the Arkansas Legislature. HB 2144 is on the House Education Committee Agenda for 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 12. This does not mean the bill will be debated that day, but it could be. Hopefully, Committee Chairman Bill Abernathy will schedule a hearing, called a special order of business, on a specific day and time. This will enable home schoolers from all over Arkansas to be present for the hearing. We will let you know the day and time of the hearing once it is scheduled.
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HB 2144: An Act Amending the Prerequisites for Home Schooling
Sponsored By Representative David Cook of Williford (Sharp County)
Summary: This bill requires all home school parents to prove by August 15 of each year that their child took the most recent state-mandated home school test. This bill enables public school educators to prohibit students from transferring to a home school once the semester is underway. (more…)