More than 100 homeschool advocates filled an overflow room during a Minnesota House of Representatives committee hearing this week on Gov. Tim Walz’s education policy bill.
Students and their parent educators were in attendance seeking answers as to why the bill, HF1269, included a provision that would require homeschool providers to submit their students’ standardized test scores to local school districts.
On Friday, they received their answer.
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has decided to pull the homeschool testing reporting requirement provision from the governor’s education policy bill altogether, and will not be re-offering it this legislative session, according to a department official who spoke with Alpha News on Friday.