The Nebraska Department of Education is trying to change past homeschooling practices for their clarification.
Earlier this year, Nebraska’s Supreme Court ruled for homeschoolers Eric Thacker and Gail Morgan-Thacker, in opposition to the state’s appeal of a district court decision to drop the five truancy counts against the Thackers. Nebraska’s Department of Education persists. They are trying to restrict homeschoolers’ filing timetable.
From Lincoln’s Channel 10/11
State Proposing Changes for Home Schooling – Reported by Josh Kellams
“The changes appear to be restricting the parents instead of helping the parents,” Buell said.
The problem, St. Hilaire outlined, is that curriculum plans need to be submitted at the same time as exemption paperwork.
St. Hilaire said that puts more stress on families trying to school children the way they see fit.
“This is an additional hardship families,” St. Hilaire said, “and we feel the Department of Education should be easing these restraints.”
On Wednesday, homeschoolers testified in a video conference with the Department of Education and other education leaders concerning this proposal and how it will affect them.
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