Rep. Mark Martin has filed a good home school bill that will alleviate some of the restrictions placed on home school families by the State of Arkansas. Among other things, the bill eliminates some of the paperwork required to be filed when the child begins home schooling, and makes it easier to transfer from public school to home school mid-semester.
Today a group of us went to lobby members of the House Education Committee in regards to HB 2144, Rep. Cook’s bad home school bill. While the bill did not come up today, I can tell you honestly that I believe we are making headway.
Representatives told us they have received calls and emails from home schoolers all over Arkansas; they are hearing our side of this story, but we cannot afford to let up.