Tam - posted on 05/14/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Ladies, prayers are needed today for the defeat of S.B. 291 as it is written.
S.B. 291 started out good, but was recently amended to give control of homeschooling over to the State, though they do not lay out definitions for their criteria (such as definitions of what they consider to be a credit hour for homeschoolers). Right now the Missouri homeschool law is that a student must complete 1000 hours of school each year with 600 of those hours being in Core subjects (math, language, etc.) This bill, if passed would give the state control over our high schoolers and even if they complete the requirements set out in the law now, the state could deem they do not have enough education for a "credit hour" (as it is currently written in the bill, there is no determination, so it would depend on the committee overseeing your district, etc.). The problems this bill will cause and could cause are unimaginable.
Please pray that this bill is defeated.