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.

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

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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