Nashville, TN – In 2001 the position of THEA Reporter was formed at the annual Board meeting of the Tennessee Home Education Association and since that date THEA has hired a THEA Reporter to monitor the activities of each General Assembly with three primary responsibilities, as follows:
- Determine which bills introduced into the TN legislature has the potential to affect home education in Tennessee, whether to diminish or expand home school freedoms.
- Track the progress of each of those bills through the legislative process in the Senate and in the House of Representatives.
- Prepare a weekly report on the progress of each of those bills for distribution to the THEA Board and to every member of THEA wishing to receive the THEA Observer, which is the name of the publication.
The THEA Executive Committee or the THEA President determines when it is necessary to prepare a call to action for home schooling families in Tennessee relative to pending legislation. At times the call to action may result in strategic meetings with key legislators. Other times the call to action may result an all hands on deck call in campaign that includes encouragement to attend specific meetings of the legislature.
THEA was formed to protect and promote home education in Tennessee. This is a portion of the strategy to protect against losing freedoms and to promote the expansion of home school freedoms.