Senate Bill 548: Creates the Alabama Virtual Instruction Program

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Last Updated: May 16, 2012
Senate Bill 548: Creates the Alabama Virtual Instruction Program
Sponsors:
Senators Scott Beason, Jimmy Holley, Gerald Dial, Del Marsh, and Paul Sanford
Summary:

This bill would create the Alabama Virtual Instruction Program. This type of legislation lures families out of homeschooling into state-controlled education. Also, the virtual school model reduces the parent-child time together in the education process, thereby undermining traditional homeschooling that has been so successful. Academic achievement in virtual schools has been shown to be lower than in regular public schools.

HSLDA's Position:

This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

04/19/2012     (Senate)     Read for the first time
04/19/2012     (Senate)     Referred to the Education Committee
05/03/2012     (Senate)     Read for the second time and placed on the calendar
05/09/2012     (Senate)     Indefinitely postponed
05/16/2012     (Senate)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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