Equal Online Education Access

Via St. Petersburg Times, Florida.

TRINITY — When Florida lawmakers required public school districts to provide local online course offerings, they decided the programs would be open only to students who had spent at least one full year in the public schools.

Wendy Howard and her daughter Jessica, who was being home-schooled last year, decided that wasn’t fair.

They began a petition drive a year ago to change the law, and this year they’ve persuaded some high profile lawmakers — Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, and Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami — to carry a bill for them. Read more…

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