Saturday, May 31, 2003

Tennessee discriminates (inadvertently) against home schoolers in new lottery scholarship law

Bill Hobbs points to this article, which says the requirements for home-schooled children to qualify for the new lottery-funded scholarships are more rigorous than for public school students.

Now, I don't know if that is religious discrimination, more like a denial of equal protection, but apparently the legislators quoted in the article say it was inadvertent and will be fixed before the scholarship program begins. I'm sure Mike Farris and his group will be watching to make sure that is so. Their website notes here that a home schooler won the national geography bee and another was second in the national spelling bee.

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