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Homeschooling: Why this is a smart option for YOUR child

Public education in America was developed during the industrial revolution. Factories needed workers who could read, write, count and obey simple instructions. Schools were organized like assembly lines to mass produce obedient workers. But education has not changed for the better with time. The outmoded system has more people looking to homeschooling as an alternative.

A mass-production approach to education has predictable results. Just as there is some breakage on a factory floor, there is breakage in the educational system as well. Students often drop out, or if they graduate, they stall and contribute little to society.

As we move from a factory economy to a service economy, education has not adapted. As a result, our public school system continues to fail kids and their families.

This isn’t to say that public schools are all bad. But some parents aren’t taking chances. They’re keeping their kids at home and schooling them themselves.

Homeschooling has experienced a 61 percent increase over the last 10 years. Over two million kids are now homeschooled.

Homeschooling has some significant benefits. Kids can receive personalized instruction, and learn as a more carefully measured pace. Public school moves whether you learned the previous lesson or not. But homeschool is much more flexible.

Students who need more time to learn something can take the time they need. Instead of the onerous requirement to learn a lesson in 50 minutes or less while distracted in an overcrowded room of teenagers, students can learn at a natural pace.

Kids get individual instruction at home, free from peer pressure and other distractions.

It’s that personalized instruction that is critical to education. Even in public schools it is a known fact that kids do better if their parents are involved. In fact, the level of parental involvement is a major factor in determining a student’s outcome.

Even naturally mediocre students and those with significant challenges tend to do well when their parents choose to be involved.

There is no place a parent can be more involved than in the home.

The traditional criticisms of homeschooling are without merit. Modern homeschooling curriculum include social outings with other home schooled kids, field trips and even dances.

Colleges like homeschooled kids too. Statistics prove that homeschooled kids have better chances of passing entrance exams and getting into college than their public school peers. Once enrolled in college, they tend to do better, earning better grades.

There is no greater responsibility than to raise one’s children. Homeschooling ensures it is done well and rightly by the one who loves your child the most — you.









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  1. Patrick Gannon Reply

    Sure. As long as there is state overview and regulation of home schooling in order to enforce minimum requirements and to make sure one’s home schooling doesn’t include memorizing the Qur’an day after day or learning Young Earth Creationism, and otherwise denying science and other subjects that all kids should know.
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    Comparative religion classes should be mandatory at all schools, home or otherwise. Kids should learn that their god isn’t the only one everyone believes in.

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