Challenging the Education Monopoly
Homeschoolers are Challenging the Education Monopoly
"The Public Education Establishment in America is controlled by the Federal government through the unconstitutional Department of Education and is supported by the Left-leaning teachers’ union, the National Education Association."
Yes - the government wants to keep their stranglehold on the youth of America. Guess what? Homeschoolers are thumbing their noses in their collective face. The government does a crappy job at edumacatin the little ones it seems - and gets LOTS of money to do it. The Moms and Dads are doing a great job of it on a shoestring. Yes! Those pesky parents that the system hates so much. Those pesky parents -- why they're the problem, the educrats say!
"On nationally normed standardized achievement tests, the average score for all public school students is 50 in all areas. For all home schooled students taking the same tests, the average score for the complete battery of tests was 87, a whopping difference of 37 percentile points. For example: Total Reading, 87; Total Math, 82; Social Studies, 85. In every category, the home-schooled kids out-performed their public school peers."
Oh you can't deny that academically they are doing well. So says the Union hack teacher relative. Then comes the big 'BUT'. BUT - they're not being socialized! Socialized. The last desperate grab - the last desperate straw - the only thing the educrats have to hang onto now. It's the big BUT. 'Socialization' - and what an apt word for them to use. Public school it seems is the one place where ‘all of the children of all of the people come together.’
Wrong again. Studies prove them....wrong....again.
"Frankly, the whole socialization argument is bogus, too. Fully 98 percent of home-schooled kids are involved in two or more extracurricular activities with other kids outside the home. These just happen to be of a more wholesome type, like field trips (84 percent), Sunday School classes (77 percent), group sports (48 percent), music classes (47 percent), and volunteer work (33 percent)..."
I know that the girlies are extremely involved in many activities with other kids. Kids of all stripes. This is America for goodness sake. The melting pot.
Not only that, but kids who are home educated in states without stringent homeschooling laws achieve just as much as the kids who are home educated in states WITH stringent homeschooling laws - like PA for example. They're doing great and the parents are doing great no matter WHAT the state does to try to get their filthy, bureaucratic hands on the kiddies.
If you homeschool you are not alone! Close to 2 million American children were being home educated in the year 2002-2003. More and more people are choosing to home educate every year. 7 - 15 percent more per year!
Homeschooling. It will save our Republic! Plus - it's a great way to get to know and appreciate your kids.