posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 09:44 PM
reply to post by ButterCookie
O.k. then - How does one determine that the child is doing poorly in school due to the parent not trying to bee a good role model in encouraging the
child, helping the child with his work, providing a good environment for the child to study etc..
What is the criteria that determines these things?
After reading the article I find legislation like this is not even needed - and it looks like a way the state can gain more federal money - since Tenn
is way above the national average
they would already be getting more federal money than most states. :
According to the Tennessee Department of Education, the state had a 87.2
percent high school graduation rate in 2012, up from 85.5 percent in 2011. The state’s rate is well above the national average of 78.2 percent.
It is estimated that if Tennessee can up its graduation rate to 90 percent, the state could see a $90 million increase in annual earnings and could
enjoy $16 million more in additional tax revenues, according to a March 20, 2012 article in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press.
You asked me to read the entire text of the bill but you didn't post a link to that bill.
I found this but didn't find the bill yet
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A House committee on Wednesday approved a measure linking a family's
welfare benefits to student performance a day after Gov. Bill Haslam expressed serious reservations about the measure.
The House Health Committee on voted 10-8 to advance the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Vance Dennis of Savannah. The companion bill sponsored by
Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, was scheduled for a floor vote in the Senate on Thursday.
The measure would cut monthly benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program if a child fails to "maintain satisfactory academic
Supporters noted that those cuts could be avoided if parents attend conferences with teachers, take parenting classes or enroll their children in
tutoring programs or summer school.
So this doesn't determine the parents ability to help school the child or reflect on the parents ability to be a proper parent - this forces parents
to be involved in state approved programs - which the state still has to pay for. Which of the 3 above do they have to do.. one or all 3 the article
isn't clear. When will this stop? Whats next?
So this first bill passed the House.. lets see if Campfield's bill passes the senate tomorrow. I don't understand how these two bills are not the same
edit on 3-4-2013 by JohnPhoenix because: sp