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Sponsors: Senators Courson, Rose, Fair and L. Martin
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Introduced in the Senate on March 10, 2009
Introduced in the House on March 24, 2009
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 24, 2009
Summary: Home School Recognition Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/10/2009 Senate Introduced, placed on calendar without reference SJ-12 3/11/2009 Senate Adopted, sent to House SJ-29 3/24/2009 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence HJ-23
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March 10, 2009
S. Printed 3/10/09--S.
Read the first time March 10, 2009.
RECOGNIZING THE DILIGENT EFFORTS OF HOME SCHOOLING PARENTS AND THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF THEIR STUDENTS, EXPRESSING SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR THEIR FOCUS ON THE WELL-BEING AND OVERALL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THEIR CHILDREN, AND DECLARING APRIL 2009, HOME SCHOOL RECOGNITION MONTH.
Whereas, the State of South Carolina is committed to excellence in education and student achievement; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina appropriately recognizes, by law, the right to home education as a legitimate and viable educational alternative; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina recognizes the critical importance and fundamental right of parents to be actively involved in the direction of their children's education and character development; and
Whereas, South Carolina now has more children being educated at home schools than ever before in the history of our State; and
Whereas, home schooling can provide families the opportunity for their children to receive a sound academic education, which is reinforced by the at-home educational process; and
Whereas, studies confirm that children who are educated at home score exceptionally well on nationally normed achievement tests, exhibit self-confidence and good citizenship, and are fully prepared to meet the challenges of today's society; and
Whereas, teaching children at home was the predominant form of education for much of America's early years; and
Whereas, many notable Americans have been the product of home education, including George and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, Douglas MacArthur, Pearl S. Buck, Franklin Roosevelt, Patrick Henry, John Marshall, Abraham Lincoln, Booker T. Washington, and Woodrow Wilson; and
Whereas, some parents of students who home school have accepted an additional financial responsibility to provide for their children's education, while at the same time paying taxes that support South Carolina's public school system; and
Whereas, some parent educators devote countless hours to helping their children attain academic excellence, a deep sense of patriotism, and civic responsibility, and prepare them to become productive citizens; and
Whereas, it is appropriate that South Carolina's home-educating families be recognized for their selfless contribution to the quality of education in this great State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly do hereby recognize the diligent efforts of home schooling parents and the academic success of their students, express sincere appreciation for their focus on the well-being and overall achievements of their children, and declare April 2009, Home School Recognition Month.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the members of the home school community.
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