SR184, As Adopted by Senate, September 26, 2018
Senator Colbeck offered the following resolution:
Senate Resolution No. 184.
A resolution recognizing October 14-20, 2018, as Michigan Homeschool Week.
Whereas, Homeschooling allows parents to choose the best education path for their children; and
Whereas, Families engaged in home-based education are not dependent on public, tax-funded resources for their children’s education; and
Whereas, Homeschooled children typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public school students on standardized academic achievement tests; and
Whereas, There is an active increase in college recruitment for children who are homeschooled; and
Whereas, The home-educated are doing well, typically above average, on measures of social, emotional, and psychological development; and
Whereas, Research based on adults who were home-educated is growing. Thus far, it indicates that they vote and attend public meetings more frequently than the general population; and
Whereas, Adults who were home educated are more politically tolerant than the public schooled in the limited research done so far; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate, That members of this legislative body hereby recognize October 14-20, 2018, as Michigan Homeschool Week; and be it further
Resolved, That we call this observance to the attention of all our citizens; and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Michigan Christian Homeschool Network organization with our highest esteem.