I would, of course, need a grant to make a complete study, but my initial projections put the number of well-educated children in the US at ... approximately two million.
So we have at least 2 million children getting a good education compared to those in the public schools.....
In Atlanta today kids from all the school systems—private as well as public—are taking yet another snow day. My home-schooled daughter, meanwhile, is sitting at her computer studying algebra and writing an essay. Thanks to technology, wife and I also do most of our work from home, so why shouldn’t she?
I have two that are, and I guarantee they’re getting a better education than they would have. Homeschool is not for everyone, but it’s yet another alternative to the indoctrination and propaganda at the Federal-government-run schools.
Good news, homeschool ping
These are our children, they don’t belong to the state. We are given the job by God, to raise them to be responsible truthful adults. As loving parents, why should we ship them off for 8 or 10 hours a day to be influenced by strangers and then be saddled with the task of correcting the ideas of Evolution, Homosexuality and Environmentalism that they were exposed to all day. This is akin to throwing them in the ceptic tank in the morning, pulling them out in the afternoon, washing them off and then throwing them back in the next morning.
We pulled our son from government schools in California after he finished 2nd grade and we have never looked back. He is now in 7th grade. We use Abeka Academy corriculum. Excellent accredited Teachers are on DVD in a classroom setting, teaching every subject from Bible to Science. It costs a little over $1 thousand a school year and worth every penny.( I wish we could get vouchers for property tax payed to government schools). A.C.E. is also a good christian corriculum and is less expensive. But Abeka better suits our needs.
The income level of parents was not an appreciable factor in how home-schooled students performed, with children from poorer households (incomes under $35,000) scoring in the 85th percentile, and those from wealthier homes (income over $70,000) scoring in the 89th percentile.
But a little statistical analysis that a homeschooler would appreciate. The fact that homeschooled kids from poor homes do as well as from richer ones may be due not to the fact that homeschooling overcomes poverty (though it surely does to a degree), but to the fact that choosing homeschooling reduces family income because one parent likely does not have a second job.
Basically, the choice may cause the “poverty” as much as the choice overcomes its effects.
But I salute all the homeschooling kids and families out there. You’re more heroic than any ordinary government employee.
Subtract one home schooler from the list. Cause she graduated six months early.
Two down, two to go.
We only have the one child, who will be 9 in less than a month. We are homeschooling him and he is light years ahead of the 5th grade government indoctrinated children I tutor. We are friends with several families with between 6 and 12 children who are all home schooled.
My new congressman’s campaign manager is home schooling her kids till they are old enough to enter a private Christian middle/high school.