Two school districts in the area represented by Rep. Woodrow Stanley, D-Flint, have among the worst absentee rates for conventional schools in Michigan, yet Rep. Stanley has chosen to introduce a bill that would require homeschool parents to report attendance of their children to the state.

“Kids must be in school in order to learn,” Rep. Stanley said in a press release.

Education Policy Director Michael Van Beek discussed the issue on “Capital City Recap” with host Michael Cohen on WILS AM1320.

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Van Beek also discussed Gov. Rick Snyder’s call for the state to spend more money on early childhood education initiatives.

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