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August 2, 2005

House Bill 371 and House Bill 305: Requiring homeschools to teach and test Vermont history and government

Sponsor:
Representative Kilmartin

Summary:
These bills would require all schools, homeschools included, to teach Vermont history and government in grades 7 or 8 and 11 or 12. In addition, all students taking these courses would be tested using a statewide standardized test and the results would be sent to the Department of Education and compiled.

These near identical bills have both been sponsored by Representative Kilmartin. Either bill would have the same impact on homeschoolers.

House Bill 371:

02/25/2005Read first time and referred to House Education

House Bill 305:

02/22/2005Read first time and referred to House Education

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose. HSLDA believes that it is important to teach children about state history and government, but homeschoolers should not be required to submit those results to the state.

Action Requested:
No action needed. This Legislature is now closed.

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