Bill Requires Students to Undergo Behavioral Tests

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Connecticut lawmakers have introduced a controversial bill requiring behavioral health tests of all home-schooled and public school educated children.

The proposed measure would authorize the state to conduct regular social services investigations of home-schooling families.

Students enrolled in public schools ages 6, 8, 10 and 12 and each home-schooled child aged 12, 14 and 17 would be given the health assessments regardless of whether there was any indication of a behavior problem.

Dee Black, senior counsel with The Home School Legal Defense Association, told the Christian Post he was "skeptical that these would be kept private, [because] the bill states that the health care provider must submit a form to the State Board of Education verifying that the child has received the assessment."

He called the the assessments are an unwarranted invasion of family privacy.

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