Mary has the information.
Michigan legislative website: House Bill 5912
posted by Valerie
Mary said on March 27, 2008
A friend also passed along the website of a group that is working against this bill in MI.
It is the Home Education League of Michigan. They write:
# HB 5912 – ALERT This bill, if passed, will require Homeschoolers to Register their children with the local school system. The same mandates reading testing for first graders to identify problems. Call to Action on this issue. Click here http://www.homeedmi.net/HB5912/tabid/90/Default.aspx to send an e-mail…
Marsha Ransom said on March 27, 2008
In the FWIW department, the website above, Home Education League of Michigan links to H$LDA and INCH (Information Network of Christian Homes) and has an ad up about Homeschoolers at the Capital day, sponsored by three homeschool dads who are reps or senators, one of whom, Alan Cropsey, was the one who intro’d the original bill to amend the compulsory school code in MI, thus first naming homeschooling in our regs, and creating a similar mess back then. That left us with amendment (f), and when we tried to get it repealed we ended up instead with a muddle of confusing amendments and “clarifications” instead. Aaargh! I want independent homeschooling to continue in Michigan but it is certainly under fire all over the US from what I can see. Leave it alone, folks, it’s not broken!
Tunya Audain said on March 31, 2008
I don’t get it. Is Michigan, with one hand passing restrictive conditions on home education, and at the same time glorifying it by declaring a state-wide Homeschooling Day on April 9, 2008?
Full of praise and exhaltation for home education, the Senate Resolution 169, adopted Mar 27/08 starts out:
Whereas, Homeschooling is the fastest-growing educational trend in the United States, growing by an estimated 15 percent per year of the last several years with 2 million to 2.4 million children nationwide in a homeschool program;….
Is there any other state or jurisdiction in the world that has similarly declared a Homeschooling Day?
Valerie said on April 1, 2008
I think other states do have ‘homeschool days,’ but I can’t think of exactly which ones off the top of my head, or whether the laws in those states would be in the more restrictive category.
Marsha Ransom said on April 15, 2008
Yeah, bizarre, isn’t it? Wouldn’t want the left hand to know what the right hand is doing, what?
Marsha, ROFL in Michigan
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