Alaskan bill giving tech funding to home schools sticks in committee

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Alaska Senate Education Committee on Monday questioned the constitutionality of a bill that would fund the purchase of student equipment and technology services for correspondence schools and home schooling.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, calls for an increase from an 80 percent base student allocation for those involved in correspondence and home schooling to 100 percent.

It would allow correspondence schools and home schooling families to purchase educational programs and materials developed by universities.

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