Below is yet another email sent to our lawmakers by an assistant school superintendent. Emails like this one are circulating at the Capitol Building, and must be addressed by ordinary citizens if we are to defeat this bill. To read counter-arguments to what the superintendents are saying, click here.
Below is information on which way the members of the House Education Committee seem to be leaning regarding HB 2144, David Cook’s home school bill. Home schoolers have done a very good job of contacting members of the committee. Several members of the committee have indicated that they do not support Rep. Cook’s bill. A number of committee members have suggested doing an interim study on the bill. This would be fine with us. In the meantime, home schoolers are encouraged to continue contacting members of the committee. You can reach them at the capitol switchboard Monday – Friday during the day at (501) 682-6211. You can e-mail them any time, or call them at home over the weekend.
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.