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    Filed at 8:16 pm under by dcobranchi

    I think the Virginia homeschool bill passed. Warner signed it but this report says he amended it. No details as to how.

    3 Responses to “IT’S GOVERNOR WARNER DAY”

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    April 16th, 2004
    at 9:14 pm

    This is from another piece summarizing all of Warner’s bill actions, with his amendment in parens (home.h...=28452):

    HB675, Bell, allows a parent with a high school diploma instead of a baccalaureate degree to teach his or her children at home. (Requires high school grads to pass certain standardized tests, leaves open the option of allowing high schoolers to teach children curricula approved by local school superintendents.)

    Sounds to me as though he essentially gutted it. How can a governor just do that unilaterally? I’ve never heard of such a thing before — usually it’s just thumbs-up or thumbs-down.

    Comment by
    Chris O'Donnell
    April 16th, 2004
    at 11:22 pm

    In short, he amended it to require HS’ers with just a high school diploma to submit an SAT or Praxis score equal to whatever the minimum test score is required by teachers. The legislature can either reject his change or accept it, and then Warner decides to sign or veto. VHEA is recommended to the legislature that they reject Gov Warner’s change.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    April 17th, 2004
    at 7:21 am

    Boo! Hiss!

    Warner, in his statement amending it, said, “I applaud those parents who make the significant commitment to home school a child. … As we raise our standards for teachers under the No Child Left Behind Act, we have to ensure that every student receives a high quality education. My amendments provide increased flexibility desired by the home schooling community without lowering standards.