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June 12, 2008

Senate Bill 3832: Establishes Virtual Schools

Author:
Senator Steve Southerland

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 H.B. 3773.

Status:

1/17/2008 Introduced
1/23/2008Referred to Education
5/21/2008Legislation died when the Senate adjourned sine die

HSLDA's Position:
This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
No action required at this time.

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Bill History