There are (at least for now) 2 homeschooling-related bills in the 82ns Texas legislative session.
Quick look and the text appears to be the same in both the House and Senate bills.
No, bad bill. Oppose. I LOVE the phrasing… that leaving the failed public school system for a better education via homeschooling is considered dropping out.
HSLDA is opposing this, but I’m not 100% sure why. My guess is because it enumerates “home school” (in Texas, homeschooling is generally not enumerated, falling under jurisdiction of “private school” and it is best kept that way). I’m going to contact HSLDA for clarification.
Updated: I contacted HSDLA to ask for more details as to why they oppose.
I agree with their reasoning. You can debate the merit of the intentions behind the bill, but from a purely legal perspective they are bad bills.