Thursday, November 06, 2003

Read this from the Knoxville News-Sentinel:

Lotto home-school rule questioned
By Associated Press
October 26, 2003
NASHVILLE - State Attorney General Paul Summers has been asked to rule whether Tennessee's lottery-funded scholarship program is unconstitutional for requiring home-schooled students to meet higher standards than other students for a scholarship. State Rep. Glen Casada, R-College Grove, made the request Wednesday. He said requiring home-schooled students to score a minimum of 23 on their ACT test to qualify while other students must score only 19 is discriminatory and unfair.

You should be asking why different scores for home-schooled children? Why not have a third score for private school students?

I would like to see the elected representatives ask some hard questions on this matter. What was the thinking (or lack of) that went into crafting this legislation? Why a higher score for home-schooled students? Does the education lobby really see home-schooling as a threat? If so, wouldn't private schools be a larger threat considering the current enrollment numbers?

I smell bass.

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