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New rules give more freedom to Arkansas parents homeschooling children

By Cynthia Howell

This article was published December 30, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Parents of thousands of home-schooled Arkansas students are no longer required to annually describe to the state the curriculum they will teach, their teaching schedule or their teaching qualifications, according to 2017 changes in state law.

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Jitters says... December 30, 2017 at 9:46 a.m.

Opens the opportunity to build ignorance to a new level more flat earth, 6000 year old
Universe, man walked with dinosaurs, lack of medical attention and cure by prayer,
No vaccinations, no basic courses of math and science, limited interaction, is this a good idea or pandering to the nutty family council.

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DoubleBlind says... December 30, 2017 at 1:37 p.m.

These people are ignorant, christo-fascist, fundamentalist, isolationist breeders who are all too happy to be left alone to indoctrinate their spawn in white supremacy, racism, intolerance, hatred and revisionist history. How many are on public assistance so they can stay home instead of work? How many kids do NOT meet college entry levels? I might feel differently if there were metrics to support home schooling. All this law does is further ensure no metrics are ever captured.

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Vickie55 says... December 30, 2017 at 1:38 p.m.

So now parents have less accountability and less responsibility as far as their childrens’ education, and that is a good thing?

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DoubleBlind says... December 30, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Kudos to the ARTimes for calling out the breathtaking and blatant hypocrisy of AR giving home schoolers a pass on testing while 3yrs on still maintain control of LRSD *specifically* due to test scores. The spineless Walton boot licking editors at ARDG conveniently avoided the call out.

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TimberTopper says... December 30, 2017 at 2:40 p.m.

Just really important to have the opportunity for Arkansas to stay in the 48th to 50th place in everything that counts. And this move will sure help!

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PopulistMom says... December 30, 2017 at 2:43 p.m.

Jitters hit the nail on the head. This will just increase the number of ignorant Arkies and kids who are victims of child abuse. The state might as well do away with any requirement that children attend school.

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ARMNAR says... December 30, 2017 at 3:40 p.m.

Wow. Arkansas will get even stupider.

Sad.

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ketchupmustard says... December 30, 2017 at 9:17 p.m.

The dumbing down of AR continues...

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