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The rise of homeschooling in West Virginia, Crouse: 'I've seen a shift in how people view home...
wvnews ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jake Jarvis

Posted on 05/20/2018 1:59:06 PM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: The rise of homeschooling in West Virginia, Crouse: 'I've seen a shift in how people view home school'

CHARLESTON — As all eyes turned to public education during the historic statewide teacher strike, more parents are choosing to pull their students out of school and educate them at home.

Enrolling a child in private school has traditionally been the most popular alternative to public school. But in recent years, data shows there has been a surge in the number of home-schooled students.

“I’ve seen a shift in how people view homeschool, for sure,” said Kathie Hess Crouse. “Just personally, I have seen that with a lot of my friends because I’m so open about how we homeschool. So many people think that public school is the only way to go until they meet someone who has actually homeschooled their kid.”

Crouse, who is a board member for the West Virginia Home Educator’s Association, is a homeschool evangelist. She said she was no different from most other parents who worried about pulling her children out of public school. Once she did, she could never imagine going back

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1 posted on 05/20/2018 1:59:06 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: metmom

ARTH PING


2 posted on 05/20/2018 1:59:37 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Certainly is safer than sending your kids into the fish barrel at the local gun free shooting gallery.


3 posted on 05/20/2018 2:09:24 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: Morgana
Look how much money home-schoolers are saving the American taxpayers.

Public per student is somewhere around $10,000 per year per student.

Purchasing a homeschool program can be around $300 per year per student for materials.

4 posted on 05/20/2018 2:13:34 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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To: Morgana

Home school is better than handing innocents over to college graduates who voted for Hillary and have strange sexual beliefs.


5 posted on 05/20/2018 2:17:01 PM PDT by donna (California Sanctuary State is the latest method for trapping and trading slaves.)
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To: 1FreeAmerican

I’ll admit I wasn’t on the homeschool bandwagon when our kids were in school. But, we were in a small conservative district. I’ve since changed my thinking and would bet come the fall, there will be a considerable number of students not returning to public school.

The big question will be if this new wave of homeschoolers will be subject to even more mind control being in a more closed environment. No, I’m not speaking of conservative families in this.


6 posted on 05/20/2018 2:23:23 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: Slyfox

Snort, don’t count on your property tax bill lowering if a significant number of students don’t return to public school in the fall.


7 posted on 05/20/2018 2:24:31 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: bgill

Could be. There are plenty of liberal homeschoolers. In fact, homeschooling actually first became popular with the lefty counterculture in the 60s.


8 posted on 05/20/2018 2:41:23 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: bgill

I resell books online and homeschoolers often buy thr older teacher edition textbooks and they are great. The history and grammar books are so much better.


9 posted on 05/20/2018 2:48:32 PM PDT by cnsmom
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To: Morgana

Keep “mainstreaming” dangerous students, and guess what will happen.

Liberals and politicians view people as sheep, and I guess quite a few are sheep.


10 posted on 05/20/2018 2:49:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: cnsmom; metmom

I always know a homeschooled kid in line at walmart, just saying.


11 posted on 05/20/2018 2:50:15 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana; metmom

Because he was there during school hours? Or because he asked you who was your favorite World War II German Field Marshall?


12 posted on 05/20/2018 3:04:36 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have the easiest life in the history of the world.)
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To: Slyfox

That’s for the first kid. After that,curriculum costs are almost free.

With four kids, I don’t think we ever spent more than $1500 a year total.

They are all graduated. The last couple years were practically free


13 posted on 05/20/2018 3:16:05 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: Slyfox

When and where do I collect my tax credit??????


14 posted on 05/20/2018 3:29:35 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Tax-chick

Because they don’t act like damn fools in the store!


15 posted on 05/20/2018 3:42:08 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; adopt4Christ; Aggie Mama; ...

HOMESCHOOL PING

This ping list is for articles of interest to homeschoolers. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping List. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added or removed from either list, or both.

The keyword for the FREE REPUBLIC HOMESCHOOLERS’ FORUM is frhf.

16 posted on 05/20/2018 5:45:57 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: Morgana

I homeschooled my sons for a total of 10 years. On year our homeschool group went on a field trip to a history museum up in the local mountains. The group providing the tour has a great museum that students from many school districts use for a field trip.

The woman leading the tour was very impressed with the calm respectful behavior of the students. She wanted to know what school we were from. When we replied that we were homeschoolers, she was shocked. She was so impressed, that she invited us as a group to spend a future day on her property for the students to learn how to pan for gold.


17 posted on 05/20/2018 5:52:10 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Will the last responsible person leaving California, please turn out the lights.)
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To: metmom

Let’s hope the tide is turning with respect to attitudes to homeschooling and homeschooled children.

But be ready for the cultural marxists to go hysterical and try to put the hammer down.

We will prevail.


18 posted on 05/20/2018 6:24:26 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Good for you! We have had similar experiences! No pervs teaching our kids, and the agenda is not social engineering for marxists. My oldest daughter is now in medical school & my 16 year old boy has been accepted to Barry College for animal science, to much James Harriot?

Blessings!


19 posted on 05/20/2018 6:28:01 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose
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To: Morgana

No school at all is better than a public school these days. Yes . . . I paint with a broad brush. There may be exceptions, but they are rare.


20 posted on 05/20/2018 6:28:45 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Lock. Her. Up.)
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