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Homeschooling option is popular in Michigan

MARQUETTE – Lonnie Janofski and her husband, Jim, planned to homeschool their children before they were even of school age.

‘We wanted an alternative to public schools,’ Janofski said. ‘As Christians, we felt public schools weren’t doing the job. I think it’s the best way to educate children.’

The Janofskis, who live in Ishpeming, aren’t alone. A recent study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics shows that homeschooling has increased by nearly 29 percent since 1999. The study reports 1.1 million students were homeschooled in 2003 compared to the 850,000 students in 1999. Read more…

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