Thursday, August 27, 2015

5 Tips For Families Considering Homeschooling

This article is one of several, which define how we as ordinary citizens, can take charge of our own lives - educating our own children. The pioneers in this field began 30+ years ago - all we need to do is make the decision. Again, this is basic stuff. The public education system is dead functionally - unless you consider making government mobots is a good thing. - CL

“Homeschooling is having a moment. The number of homeschooled students in the United States grew by 300,000 between 2007 and 2012, and now make up about 3 percent of the school-aged population. According to a report from the National Center for Education Statistics, parents chose to homeschool their children for many reasons. The most common was concern about the school’s environment. Second was a desire to provide moral education, and the third was dissatisfaction with other education options.

Growing parent dissatisfaction with Common Core has already led to an increase in the number of parents who choose to homeschool their children. I know the plural of anecdote is not data, but the small homeschooling community to which our family belongs is already planning to add a number of families next year on top of the growth it experienced last year.”