An Education Proposal That Falls Short
This is well-intentioned, but it’s not enough. The Grade reports on Rep. Ted Hoskins’ proposal to “require accredited school districts who reject a student from an unaccredited district give the parents a reason.”
I’m sure Rep. Hoskins is motivated by a true desire to help students in unaccredited districts, but this bill wouldn’t give them any new alternatives or educational options. It doesn’t reform the education system to make it easier for schools to accept out-of-district students, nor does it give schools any incentive to take students from nearby districts. It just says the districts can continue doing what they’ve always done, but now they have to give a reason.
This is like a teacher telling students they needn’t complete assignments, as long as they say “The dog ate my homework,” and put it in writing.