LOST CREEK, WV
“Homeschooling families across West Virginia have expressed surprise and outrage” at Governor Tomblin’s vetoes of two bills modernizing the state’s homeschooling laws, according to David Richman, Administrative Director of Christian Home Educators of West Virginia (CHEWV). The organization represents hundreds of WV families who have chosen to educate their children at home.
John Carey, legislative liaison for CHEWV, said that senators and delegates devoted countless hours to hearings, committee meetings, meetings with national experts, and homeschooling parents to make sure that House Bills 2674 and 2793 were well thought out and well crafted. “We were particularly focused on making sure that the proposed changes were fair to all students,” he said.
“Reading the Governor’s objections to the bills it appears that he is unaware that every point of objection was thoroughly vetted and resolved during weeks of legislative deliberation,” opined Carey. The bills passed both houses with but a single “no” vote on one bill.