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Oregon bill removes tests for home-schoolers

Tempers flared Tuesday in the Senate as members passed a bill that would let home-school children avoid statewide testing.

Senate Bill 761, which passed 20-7, strikes the mandate requiring that home-schoolers take a standardized test at the end of the school year after grades three, five, eight and 10.

Public-school students also take tests those years.

Sen. Bruce Starr, R-Hillsboro, said his proposal expands parental freedom in regards to educating their children. Read more…

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