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House Bill 2795: An Act Mandating Gateway and Exit Testing on Non-Public School Students
Representative G. A. Hardaway
This bill would subject non-public school students, including homeschool students, to additional state testing. It would require them to take subject matter tests based upon state-approved textbooks. It would also require them to pass the Tennessee comprehensive assessment program tests before receiving a high school diploma. These new testing requirements would also apply to students being taught at home through extension or satellite programs of church-related schools. This is a companion bill to Senate Bill 3412.
This bill is the most threatening legislation to the freedoms of homeschooling families in many years. It should be opposed.
|1/17/2008||Introduced and first consideration|
|1/23/2008||Refered to Education Committee|
|1/20/2008||Assigned to Special Initiatives Subcommittee|
|1/27/2008||Action deferred in Special Initiatives of Education to 3/19/2008|
|3/19/2008||Failed in Special Initiatives Subcommittee|
HSLDA strongly opposed this legislation.
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