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June 11, 2008

House Bill 3773: Establishes Virtual Schools

Author:
Representative David B. Hawk

Summary:
This is a bill which would authorize the Tennessee State Board of Education to establish virtual schools as part of the public school system. These at-home public school programs pose a threat to homeschooling because families choosing this option lose the freedom from state control of their children’s education. School districts entice homeschooling families into the virtual school with promises of benefits, but the families also get state control of their homeschool, while the school district gets state funds for each child’s enrollment. This is a companion bill to S.B. 3832.

Status:

1/29/2008Introduced
1/31/2008Passed first consideration
2/4/2008Passed second consideration and referred to the Education Committee
4/8/2008Taken off notice for Calendar in the Education Committee
5/21/2008Legislation died when Assembly adjourned sine die

HSLDA's Position:
This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
No action required at this time.

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Bill Text   (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Bill History