Posted By Jerry on 03/31/2011 | Filed under: Home School, Legislature
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[...] You can watch video of the debate on SB578 here: http://familycouncil.org/?p=2303 [...]
[...] SB578 would have allowed for Arkansas homeschoolers to receive the Governor’s Distinguished Scholar Scholarships. Not only did they kill this bill, but the way that it was defeated it is not allowed to be revisited next session. This scholarship goes to students who score 32 or higher on the ACT and can demonstrate high GPA and leadership qualities. The problem is, is that students are required to show leadership by participation in student council and by holding other school club offices. Homeschoolers do not have schools but the participate in 4H, scouts, church and other activities that demonstrate leadership. Rep. Johnnie Roebuck was key to killing this bill. We should all call her and ask her why she is so predjudiced against homeschoolers. See the debate here [...]
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