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Homeschool parents swarm Montana Capitol to kill bill

This bill mandating testing of homeschool students, was defeated.

HELENA — Home-school parents and children sang a thankful prayer in the Capitol rotunda on Monday after lawmakers killed a measure that would have imposed new state regulations on home education.

Cheers erupted through the building when the Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee shelved the bill within minutes after a 2 1/2-hour hearing ended. The bill drew about 800 opponents to the building, far too many for the large hearing room, so they scattered throughout the Capitol halls — camped out on all four floors in front of monitors airing the hearing on closed-circuit TV. Read more…

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