Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, 13 December 2006, Home-school quandary
But Hank Bounds, state superintendent of education, says that “free rein” also allows parents to let their children become dropouts.
He said some dropouts start with disgruntled parents who get angry with school officials and pull their kids out of school with no intention of ever schooling them. He thinks the state should consider a stronger role in that. He is pulling together a panel of home-school parents to talk about what – if any – that role should be.
And how are they going to pay for the kids that return to the system?
Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, 17 December 2006, Bounds learns honeymoon’s at a quick end
A day after House and Senate leaders spent almost eight hours debating whether the state could afford the school funding formula, the Board of Education announced the estimate would drop by more than $30 million.
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