North Dakota... HB 1171 Introduced to Relax Home School Standards

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 04/11/2009 - 2:24pm.

North Dakota lawmakers have agreed to allow parents who earned high school diplomas to teach their children at home without supervision.  Right now, state law says a parent may teach without local school oversight if he or she has a bachelor`s degree.

The North Dakota House gave final legislative approval to a bill that says a parent who has a high school diploma or a general equivalency degree may provide unsupervised instruction. The bill now goes to Gov. John Hoeven.

Fargo Rep. Bette Grande says parents care the most about their children and will make sure they get a good education.

Grand Forks Rep. Lois Delmore opposes the change. She says public school teachers have to meet higher standards, and it`s not a good idea to lower them for home schoolers.

The bill is HB1171.

April 10, 2009 - source KMOT-TV

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 04/11/2009 - 2:24pm.


Truth Seeker (not verified) | Wed, 04/15/2009 - 4:03am

Way to GO North Dakota !!!