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December 14, 2006

House Bill 1641: Requiring Health Education in Public Schools

Sponsor:
Representative Wolf

Summary:
This bill would add health education to the list of subjects required for graduation from a public school.

Status:

12/15/2004(H) Filed
03/28/2005(H) Referred to Joint Committee on Public Health
07/28/2005(H) Discharged and Referred to Joint Committee on Education
08/18/2005(S) Senate Concurred in Committee Referral

Action Requested:
None at this time.

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral. This bill does not affect homeschoolers in its current form. However, it does appear to be a continuation in a dangerous trend that could end up requiring MCAS testing on all public school subjects for admission into state colleges. Such a restriction would act as a de facto regulation for any homeschool family that wished to send their children to a state college. HSLDA would like avoid that issue by using this bill to remind legislators that any consideration of further homeschool regulation would be a very bad idea.

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