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Arkansas Legislators Delay Home-Schooling Bill

LITTLE ROCK � Surrounded by dozens of home-schooled children, a legislative panel decided to punt Thursday on a measure that would have given the Department of Education broad authority over home schools.

The matter was referred for interim study, meaning it will be discussed by the House Education Committee in the months leading up to the 2005 legislative session.

Under House Bill 2518 by Rep. John Lewellen, D-Little Rock, the state Board of Education �may undertake measures to ensure that home-school students receive a quality education.�

�We don�t want any of these Arkansas residents to be left behind,� Lewellen told the House Education Committee of the state�s 12,474 home schooled students.

Lewellen said Arkansas, five other states and the District of Columbia have no subject or curriculum requirements for home school teachers. Read more…

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