Mississippi: Educators, parents divided on need for home-school legislation

HERNANDO � Educators and parents of home school students in DeSoto County share similar views of a bill in the state Legislature which would give students the option of dual enrollment in public schools.

Other home school parents disagree, however, that allowing dual enrollment would be a bad thing. Some contend it would allow their children the opportunity to belong to the school district�s chess teams, bands and other organizations.

Sen. Alan Nunelee, R-Tupelo, has filed a bill requiring all public schools to give home-school parents the option of dual enrollment, which is aimed at opening up school facilities not accessible to students who are not enrolled in that public school district. Read more…

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