Michigan legislature has second thoughts about homeschooling

Michigan legislature has second thoughts about homeschooling

About 10 years ago, after years of court battles, parents in Michigan won the right to openly teach their children at home. Since then, a cottage industry of sorts has grown up around the movement, offering curriculum, testing, gym and art classes, music lessons, college preparation, and many other services unheard of in home-schooling’s early days.
A proposed law recently introduced in the state legislature, however, could change all that, home-school supporters fear. HB 5912, introduced on March 19 by 34th District State Rep. Brenda Clack and co-sponsored by 24 Michigan House Democrats, would require parents to report the names, addresses, and ages of all home-schooled children to their local school district or intermediate school district at the beginning of each school year. Read more…

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