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5/6/2008 4:31:15 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Tennessee: Update on Diploma Bill

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May 6, 2008

Tennessee: Update on Diploma Bill

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Good news! By a vote of 9 to 7, House Bill 1652 passed the House
Education Committee yesterday with Representative Bell's favorable
amendment and without the Department of Education's unfavorable
amendment. In fact, the Department of Education decided not to even
offer its amendment which would have required parents teaching at the
high school level to have a bachelor's degree. As the bill is now
written, it would simply require the state to recognize high school
diplomas from church-related schools and homeschools.

The bill now goes to the House Calendar and Rules Committee for
further consideration. Representative Bell has recommended that
homeschoolers not contact members of this committee at this time. If
this committee gives the bill a favorable vote, it will then move to
the full House of Representatives for a vote.

Thank you for responding with your calls and emails yesterday. They
made the difference in the action taken on this bill!

Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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