Skip to comments.Homeschooling: Right Choice for Your Child?
Posted on 06/14/2011 10:53:54 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
Over the last decade more parents are choosing to have their children taught at home as opposed to in a traditional school environment.
According to a study conducted by the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI), during the spring 2010 there were a little more than 2 million K-12 homeschool students in the U.S.
A driving factor behind homeschooling becoming a more accepted way of learning is largely due to the accessibility of curriculum on the Internet, according to Rebecca Kochenderfer, senior editor of Homeschool.com and author of Homeschooling and Loving it!
[Children] can study with some of the best teachers in the country right in their home via Whiteboard learning or online classes, she says. Everybody is homeschooling now because in the information age, everyone is learning things and they have to learn it so quickly.
Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2011/06/13/homeschooling-right-choice-for-your-child/#ixzz1PH0EFk1t
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The subject of credentialing exams or qualifying exams I was starts on page 104 under the topic heading of “An Alternative” It is about 4 or 5 paragraphs long.
By the way...The entire paper is **very** interesting!
The more parents take charge of their own child's education the support for government education will be undermined. The more quickly a child can move through his education the less he will use the government schools.
Government schools need two things: Students and voter who will give them money. Credentialing exams robs the government schools of both students ( and the money that comes with each child) and voter support.
Also...ALL of K-12 could be on the Internet. It could even be completely free to the student if the the producers of the on-line material and the testing agencies accepted advertising. In fact, excellent on-line teacher could become very rich ( Mark Zuckerman rich!)
For some reason, “Also...ALL of K-12 could be on the Internet,” made me think of some of my high school classes.
In high school, I was eager to learn, but had to put up with just a few losers whose goal was to disrupt class. Sometimes I wonder what I missed due to dirtbags who should have dropped out or been expelled.
Motivated students will benefit from these new methods and to hell with the rest.
Honestly.. Drive by any government K-12 indoctrination camp and the top 10% could be FINISHED with college by age 18.
The amount of **years** WASTED out of the lives of our nation's children is appalling. It is a disgrace and despicable. What? So that the favored few in the teachers unions can have a cushy job and pension?
In my experience it is usually the husband who will not take on the responsibility of being the sole provider. Mine was nervous about it, but thankfully he agreed with me and it made the decision to homeschool even easier.
“So that the favored few in the teachers unions can have a cushy job and pension?”
Well, that is the purpose of public education, isn’t it? /s
Oh, BTW. Good on you and yer kids. BS in math at 18? Geesh. I only trust their characters are as developed as their reasoning. There is hope for our otherwise decadent country.
It looks like the numbers are up. Last I recall seeing it was about 1.5 million.
That’s good news for this country.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Raise your own children.
I live in rural north Idaho now and see kids suffer for different reasons in public and home schools. Bottomline, the teachers and access to good learning opportunities make the difference in both systems.
We have sent our four boys to public schools in upstate New York and Idaho. My oldest boys thrived in public schools in New York and had to adjust to school here. My oldest had an inept honors English teacher his senior year to the point where she offered to let him teach the class. He also had some of his best teachers here and just graduated from West Point. My youngest has had excellent teachers every year so far. He will be in 6th grade in the fall.
I do not like all that they are exposed to in public school but would not trade the good opportunities for home school.
The home schooled kids I interact with in church and scouts here are, in general, socially isolated and are not thriving once they graduate. I don’t think sitting in front of a computer in a dark basement is a good learning environment. They are not prepared to face the real world and suffer because of it. If they get involved in music, drama, sports and such in the public system they would be better off.
I am sure there are successful home school groups but there are also bad ones. Just as there are good public schools and bad ones.
(revisiting thread)Thanks for the post. Thanks to all posters. BTTT!
There's a church nearby whose sign currently says,
Every home is a school. What does your home teach?