Skip to comments.Mississippi Democrat introduces bill to force homeschoolers to use govt-approved courses
Posted on 02/16/2020 4:32:17 PM PST by lowbridge
A Mississippi Democrat introduced a bill in the state House that would force parents who homeschool their children to provide the same curriculum as government schools in Grades 9 through 12.
While homeschool parents and non-public schools currently have considerable freedom to teach children under their care according to their values, Mississippi House Bill 188would mandate that the same courses on Mississippi History and American Government currently taught in public schools would also be required of homeschool families, as well as private and parochial schools.
Introduced by state Rep. John Hines Sr. (D), the bill proposes:
The Mississippi History course must provide students with an examination of the history of the State of Mississippi from the age of discovery and colonization to the present with particular emphasis on the significant political, social, economic and cultural issues of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries which have impacted the diverse ethnic and racial populations of the state. All private, parochial and home-based school programs shall provide the same curriculum requirements to students enrolled in Grades 9 through 12.
According to the Mississippi Center for Public Policy (MCPP), if passed, the bill would give the state authority to dictate what parents teach their children and how they teach it. The pro-family, pro-life organization argued that homeschool parents have the right to educate their children. It said that homeschoolers generally make that choice because they want to set the curriculum thats appropriate for their children free of state mandates.
Whether or not homeschool families in Mississippi teach Mississippi history or government and we know most do that is the choice of the parents, not the state, the group stated.
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This is precisely why the left wants to control education. No one must slip through the uniform indoctrination.
Government indoctrination at home. Great idea.
Sort of defeats the purpose or intent of homeschooling.
They pretty much control everything now.
History has changed from when I was in school in the 50’s and 60’s. That is why I keep several old Encyclopedia Britannica’s around. They were not so PC and just tried to be accurate.
Big Brother is teaching YOU!
Don’t expect this to get very far. WAY too many people can see through this gimmick.
More demand of control from a leftist democrat. They really are horrible people, those democrats.
Public education is simply an anachronism. Even on YouTube, there are classes for many vocational and technical subjects.
Isn’t it time for Civil War II?
Socialism, Islam, and cross dressing are priorities, no doubt.
All your babies belong to us.
Recall-It’s for the children.
Education State Ranking
The extensive study by financial site WalletHub ranks Mississippi 47th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, just behind West Virginia and ahead of Arizona, Louisiana and New Mexico.
“A Mississippi Democrat ...”
3 words in and I’d already learned enough.
What an idiot! That’s why they are homeschooling....to get away from that crap.
It won’t pass anyway.
It won’t pass anyway.
Inquiring minds want to know.
This will go nowhere. Homeschool are well-known to be obstinate to the point of immovability on matters of principle. They’d meet the Minister of GovThink at the front door with a law book, a Bible and a gun.
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