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6 percent of home schooled children stay at home for religious reasons.

Twenty one percent don't like the environment in traditional schools. Another 17 percent are home schooled because their parents are dissatisfied with the academic instruction that’s available to them in traditional schools.

Or "D", All the above.

1 posted on 02/09/2011 9:07:26 AM PST by Sopater
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To: Sopater

bttt


2 posted on 02/09/2011 9:09:42 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of clarification.)
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Gotta bump this DVD here, as well, as it is entirely apropos:

http://agendadocumentary.com

The left has an agenda. One of the primary action items is to homeschool or Christian school.


3 posted on 02/09/2011 9:12:35 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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You can also take vacations whenever you like. (When the crowds are gone and costs are less.)

My husband’s business kept him from ever taking a summer vacation.

If we hadn’t homeschooled, we could never have had a family vacation together.


5 posted on 02/09/2011 9:14:00 AM PST by Mrs.Z
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Given that public schools don’t teach geography anymore the only way that kids will learn that subject is at home.


6 posted on 02/09/2011 9:14:29 AM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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Our two daughters were home schooled. The are both grown and on their own. Both started going to a junior college at 16 before they went on to Universities after that. All in all I endorse home schooling, only if the parents are committed.

With hindsight I can see today lots of positives to home schooling. The only thing I can say we would have done different if we had the opportunity to do it all over again is we would have plugged into a local home schooling group for social activities than we did and even some far out adventures most public school kids would never have the opportunity to do.

It is not that our daughters actually missed anything in the “social” realm. Rather, it is that for years they thought they did because everyone outside the homeschooling movement told them they were.

Now that they are both older they are much more appreciative of the skills gained from home schooling for self learning and inquiry compared to their their government schooled peers, and how such skills have made them more independent and self starting.


8 posted on 02/09/2011 9:22:28 AM PST by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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An interesting study would be to determine the extent to which home schooling's improvement of the understanding of children of their nation's history has contributed to the Tea Party movement's phenomenal success.

As we know, for many decades, the government's school system certainly has not educated citizens in the founding ideas, so where did all the so-called "Tea Partiers" learn so much about the ideas of their Declaration of Independence and Constitution?

Clearly, many self-educated by using modern technology, but there was a core group of citizens who possessed enough understanding to be a catalyst for stimulating the minds of the millions who now are speaking out on behalf of their liberty.

Twenty years ago, Dr. Samuel Peavey, then Professor Emeritus of the University of Louisville's School of Education, was traveling the country testifying before State Legislatures on the merits of the home school movement. A Google search of Dr. Peavey's testimony in the late 1980's and early 1990's will reveal his enthusiasm for the achievements of home schoolers, and the learning performance of children they were educating.

Although Peavey had spent his life teaching teachers for positions in public education, he testified to that system's failure to properly improve the learning performance of children and stated that home schooling was "the brightest spot" in education at that time.

Fox's report is interesting, but the achievements of home schooling have been impacting this nation for at least a couple of decades now, and the political climate may just now be returning to that which the Founders intended in the beginning--"an enlightened citizenry"--one which can recognize "approaching tyranny" and preserve liberty for future generations.

13 posted on 02/09/2011 10:09:44 AM PST by loveliberty2
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They act like this is a brand new thing!! HA!!

We started HS'ing over 22 years ago...And there were lot's of others doing the same thing.

17 posted on 02/10/2011 8:01:59 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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I homeschool my children because we are a family and we are meant to be together. :)


21 posted on 02/10/2011 8:44:32 AM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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