Tag archives for 2013
Education Week reports on a new poll from Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa which finds that “4 out of 5 Americans believe that homeschoolers should have the opportunity to participate in public school sports.” Support was even higher (85%) among poll respondents who were parents of children currently attending public school.
The 2013 Virginia Governor’s race sets the agenda for this discussion because a gubernatorial candidate has aligned himself with HSLDA and a candidate for lieutenant governor has taken a pro-tax credit view painted as having universal support by homeschoolers in Virginia, which it does not. However, it’s also a timely reminder that VaHomeschoolers needs to say, once again, that homeschoolers have a variety of views on legislative issues, and they hail from many different religious, political, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Homeschool Sports Access: HB 1442 Senate Committee Hearing Results
HB 1442 Senate Committee Hearing: Thursday, 2/14 at 8 a.m.; Home Education Month; Parental Rights; Various Education Bills
Sports Access Bill Succeeds on House Floor
Sports Access Update: House Success, Senate Hearing Expected
Time Change: House Education Committee Hearing on Monday, 1/28 at 8:30 a.m.
House Subcommittee Approves HB 1442. SB 812 “Passed by” for the Day. Next Hearing Expected Monday, 1/28 at 9a.m.
Press Release: House Subcommittee Agrees With Over Two-Thirds of Virginians: Let Homeschoolers Play!
With homeschooling families looking on, a subcommittee of the House of Delegates’ Education Committee voted 7 to 1 this morning in favor of sending HB 1442 to the full committee for consideration.