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VOL. 124 | NO. 98 | Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Home School Diploma Bill Headed to Governor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate has voted to send a bill to give home school diplomas the same weight as those given by public schools for the governor's consideration.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Dewayne Bunch of Cleveland would require that all state and local governmental entities recognize diplomas issued by home schools and church-related schools as having the same rights and privileges of diplomas issued by public school systems.

The bills would exempt home schooled students from having to obtain an accredited diploma from local school directors or take the General Educational Development test.

The Senate on Monday agreed to technical changes made by the House when it approved the measure on a 61-27 earlier this month. The Senate had earlier approved the measure unanimously.

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Read SB0433 at http://www.capitol.tn.gov

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