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 thats available to them in traditional schools.
Or "D", All the above.
Gotta bump this DVD here, as well, as it is entirely apropos:
The left has an agenda. One of the primary action items is to homeschool or Christian school.
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.
Given that public schools don’t teach geography anymore the only way that kids will learn that subject is at home.
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.
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.
We started HS'ing over 22 years ago...And there were lot's of others doing the same thing.
I homeschool my children because we are a family and we are meant to be together. :)