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Home schoolers rally at Capitol steps

Date: May 14, 2009
By: Brian Jarvis
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Hundreds of parents brought their children to the steps of the Missouri state capitol in support of home schooling.

Brian Jarvis has more in Jefferson City. 

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OutCue: SOC

Supporters of home schooling rallied against an education bill because it requires students to reach their seventeenth birthday or complete 16 credits before they can drop out.   

Lobbyist Kerry Messer says home school education is based on the number of hours in attendance, not credits.   

 

Actuality:  MESSER1.WAV
Run Time: 00:16
Description: "Because of this rally, because of this crisis that the Lord has given us an opportunity to fix what is broken in the law (applause)."


Although the bill passed, it was amended to ensure that it would not affect home-schooled children.

From Jefferson City, I'm Brian Jarvis.


Intro: It was hard for legislators to miss the hordes of parents and children rallying outside the state Capitol in support of home schooling.

Brian Jarvis has more in Jefferson City. 

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OutCue: SOC

Missouri lawmakers passed an education bill, but not without last-minute changes.

The bill says that students must reach age 17 or complete 16 credits before they can drop out.

The bill was quickly amended to ensure that home-schooled children would not be affected.

Republican House member Rodney Schad of mid-Missouri addressed the rally.

 

Actuality:  SCHAD1.WAV
Run Time: 00:13
Description: "I'm not the hero. You parents are the heroes because of what you do. (Applause)  It's not about me. It's about these kids."

Having passed both the House and Senate, the bill is ready for the governor's desk.

From Jefferson City, I'm Brian Jarvis.


Intro: Hundreds of parents brought their children to the steps of the Missouri state capitol in support of home schooling.

Brian Jarvis has more in Jefferson City. 

RunTime:0:41
OutCue: SOC

Supporters of home schooling rallied against an education bill because it requires students to reach their seventeenth birthday or complete 16 credits before they can drop out.   

Lobbyist Kerry Messer says home school education is based on the number of hours in attendance, not credits.   

 

Actuality:  MESSER1.WAV
Run Time: 00:16
Description: "Because of this rally, because of this crisis that the Lord has given us an opportunity to fix what is broken in the law (applause)."


Although the bill passed, it was amended to ensure that it would not affect home-schooled children.

From Jefferson City, I'm Brian Jarvis.