Thursday, February 28, 2008

Let's go to the replay

Here's the video of the Special Initiatives sub-committee yesterday. I want to remind folks that as HB2795 stands now it includes ALL non-public students. This is not just a homeschool fight. It's my sincere hope that Rep. G. A. Hardaway (D-Memphis) actually creates a bill that has a clearly defined goal and plan to accomplish that specific goal. While we may not agree it's necessary, at least we'll know what the debate should be about. But if he thinks we're going to work with him in an effort to require non-public students to submit to any kind of state testing, which will drive the scope and sequence of our children's education, it's not going to happen.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

bill. As a public school mom, this bill amazes me on several levels. One, why are my tax dollars going to be going to testing and legisilating scores of children who do just fine on ACT and other national standardized tests? Two, why aren't those same monies going into our local public schools to improve the test scores of the children we ARE supposed to be educating? Three, I want more accountability for my sons' academic acheivements--not less. Higher standards and expectations makes for higher success after high school. Four, our legislators need to focus on the students who are not graduating from HS and to provide the necessary supports to give our students what is appropriate for them. Five, The BEP is designed to provide more tax dollars to schools that have fewest residences, when it should be based on the educational needs, too.