The Seattle Times reports:
Parents who home-school their children have asked Washington lawmakers to exempt their registration forms from state public-disclosure laws. The Legislature appears poised to grant their request.
Two bills concerning home-schooling and public information have passed the House and on Monday quickly passed out of the Senate Education Committee.
State education officials know of nearly 20,000 children educated at home, but they suspect that number is low because some districts don’t report home-schooling.
The paper also states that the second bill would prevent districts from using the homeschool forms to gather information to solicit homeschoolers for learning programs.