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Behavioral assessments for homeschoolers?

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 02/13/2013 @ 12:58 pm In Education | No Comments

(CHRISTIANPOST) — A controversial bill requiring behavioral health assessments of all home-schooled and public school educated children has been introduced in Connecticut.

State Sen. Toni Harp (D-New Haven) and Rep. Toni Walker (D-New Haven) have introduced Bill 374 to the Connecticut General Assembly. The bill aims to “provide behavioral health assessments to children” and states the following:

“That section 10-206 of the general statutes be amended to require (1) each pupil enrolled in public school at grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 and each home-schooled child at ages 12, 14 and 17 to have a confidential behavioral health assessment, the results of which shall be disclosed only to the child’s parent or guardian, and (2) each health care provider performing a child’s behavioral health assessment to complete the appropriate form supplied by the State Board of Education verifying that the child has received the assessment.”

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