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Senate Bill 3412: An Act Mandating Gateway and Exit Testing on Non-Public School Students
Senator Reginald Tate
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 House Bill 2795.
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||Second consideration and referred to the Senate Education Committee|
|5/21/2008||Legislation died when the Senate adjourned sine die|
HSLDA strongly opposes this legislation.
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