Fight Brewing Over Home Schooling

Below is an article that appeared in the Jonesboro Sun on Sunday, December 26. The article delves into home school legislation that is being touted by public school superintendents. This legislation sounds very similar to a bad home school bill proposed by Rep. David Cook in 2009 that would have effectively limited parents’ ability to begin home schooling their children during the school year. We will know more about this potential home school bill after the Legislature convenes on January 10.

Home-schooling issue facing Ark. legislators

By Anthony Childress

JONESBORO — Education is always a primary subject when state lawmakers gather for their biannual session, and come next month that will not change.

So the Craighead County Superintendents Association took full advantage of chatting with current and soon-to-be legislators earlier this month, presenting a lengthy list of potential bills and offered their views on several. Home schooling was on there as administrators brought up an issue they face regularly.