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    Filed at 2:06 am under by dcobranchi

    Home education is soon to be legal in Utah.

    Also Friday, Huntsman was expected to sign bills that:

    …Let parents home-school their children, exempting them from mandatory public school attendance. It requires parents to “maintain records of instruction or attendance.” Senate bill 59 was sponsored by Sen. Mark B. Madsen, R-Lehi.

    Now if only women could get the suffrage.

    And just try to get that song out of your head. Bwahaha.

    6 Responses to “DOING THE TIME WARP”

    Comment by
    March 19th, 2005
    at 8:51 am

    It’s astounding,
    Time is fleeting,
    Madness takes its toll….

    Comment by
    damaged justice
    March 19th, 2005
    at 9:14 am

    For once I wasn’t reading your title first, and the second to last line made me think of Vox Day rewriting the old Schoolhouse Rock song: “How we’ve been sufferin’, since suffrage / When any woman she can vote no matter what age…”

    Comment by
    March 19th, 2005
    at 1:46 pm

    Considering that Utah is one of only what, three states, that requires some kind of ‘application’/’approval’ proces before you can home school… and that the bill’s sponsor is a home educator himself, and that the bill (le.sta...59.htm)

    “prohibits a local school board from:
    — requiring a parent of a minor who attends a home school to maintain records of instruction or attendance;
    — requiring credentials for individuals providing home school instruction;
    — inspecting home school facilities; or
    — requiring standardized or other testing of home school students.”

    Comment by
    March 21st, 2005
    at 5:27 pm

    Sufferage? I thought the first woman in the United States to vote was a Utahn…

    Comment by
    March 22nd, 2005
    at 1:07 pm

    Close. The first women to vote were in Wyoming. (Unless, of course, you count Eve.)

    The new Utah law removes the “approval” process. All we need do now is file an affidavit of intent to homeschool. The district is required to issue the exemption certificate.

    Comment by
    March 22nd, 2005
    at 3:33 pm

    No, the first territory to give women the right to vote was Wyoming. Utah was a close second, but for a period of time, women in both territories had the right to vote, but nothing to vote on. In that period of time when both UT and WY women had the right to vote, the first state holding an election was UT.


    Whether UT was first or second, many Utah women were part of the national sufferage movement, and were there for just about all of the sufferage battles.