Home Schooling: An “Encouraging and Robust” Movement
As many as 100,000 Michigan children don�t trudge off to their local school each school day. They stay at home.
That doesn�t mean they aren�t getting an education, aren�t learning. They are home schooled. Former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett calls home schooling “one of the most encouraging and robust movements in America.”
An impartial academic study of 20,000 children in 1999 found home-schooled kids at third grade level could read as well as public-school sixth graders. Home school students also scored much higher on the respected and much used Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Read more…