Homeschooled kids elude state

LANSING — A Michigan State University report released Tuesday suggests there are thousands of children being homeschooled in Michigan that state education officials don’t know about.

Parents in Michigan aren’t required to tell the state they’re teaching their children at home.

David Plank, co-director of the Education Policy Center at Michigan State and one of the authors of the report, said the state should at least know who is being homeschooled.

The report, using census data and enrollment figures, said there are more than 200,000 students not accounted for in enrollment data. After factoring in a dropout rate, the report says there are 126,106 students unaccounted for in Michigan. Read more…

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