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    Filed at 5:00 am under by dcobranchi

    This doesn’t sound like a good idea at all:

    Home-school diploma variation wins backing

    Senators gave preliminary approval Monday to legislation that would allow home-schooled children to receive a new kind of high school diploma simply for passing two tests: the Utah Basic Skills Competency Test and the ACT college entrance exam.

    If this passes, how long do you think it’ll take before the UoU requires this diploma for homeschool grads?

    UPDATE: Here’s the text. The key bit starts at line 59. Interestingly, the kids will need to score in the 85th percentile on every section of the ACT in order to get this diploma. I guess the UofU would be hard-pressed to force all HEKs to pass at that level. Are UT homeschoolers supporting this? Perhaps someone who knows the lay of the land (and the legislature) will wander by.

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