Homeschoolingâ¦Â It's been criticized, discouraged, and parents who do it have been verbally chastised by family, friends, and educators for their choice.Â So, why is it still growing so rapidly?
Hi.Â My name is Jo Ann.Â I've homeschooled my children for many years, so I'm not new to any of this.Â Let me share a few facts with youâ¦
From a report that came out May 2011:
In all public schools, there were 25 incidents per 1000 students for violent crime.
Violent incidents include rape, sexual battery other than rape, physical attack or fight with or without a weapon, threat of physical attack with or without a weapon, and robbery with or without a weapon. (973) 853-7917
"American 15-year-olds score 704-917-5729 for advanced nations on math and science literacy. But don't worry, our nation's future leaders are still ahead of their peers in Mexico, Turkey, Greece, and a few other places."Â /tinyurl.com/72b7h6x
"It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association.
90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying
American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center."Â 206-850-7710
Pretty scary, isn't it?Â Each day, parents send their children to public schools.Â We trust the administration to educate and protect our children while they are in their care.Â Yet when you see statistics and data like the above, you have to wonder what has happened to our schools!Â Can something be done to turn this around?Â The answer is YES!
Homeschooling has become a growing movement, not only in the U.S., but worldwide.Â Each year more and more parents have made the decision to take over their children's education and raise the standards.Â Here are some facts about homeschooling:
"In a new study released â¦ the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) estimates there were over 2 million children being homeschooled in the United States in 2010." /tinyurl.com/7cxb866
"Some colleges search for homeschooled students, citing that homeschoolers tend to outperform many of their peers.Â The child that is homeschooled tends to have about a 3.46 GPA, or a B average, while the majority of publically educated students fall roughly at 2.54, which is a C average. Homeschooling statistics consistently reveal that homeschooled college students rate 15-30% higher than their cohorts."Â /tinyurl.com/6yjxzlb
"Drawing from 15 independent testing services, the Progress Report 2009: Homeschool Academic Achievement and Demographics included 11,739 homeschooled students from all 50 states who took three well-known testsâCalifornia Achievement Test, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, and Stanford Achievement Test for the 2007â08 academic year. The Progress Report is the most comprehensive homeschool academic study ever completed."Â /tinyurl.com/ksmv7h
|National Average Percentile Scores|
|a. Core is a combination of Reading, Language, and Math.
b. Composite is a combination of all subtests that the student took on the test.
You can continue doing research, but you'll find what I didâ¦ Homeschooling was an answer to a very big problem - ensuring my children received the best education, and the best chance to succeed in life!Â
I'm not going to pull any punches hereâ¦Â Homeschooling is a lot of work.Â But it was the best thing I ever did for my children.Â Not only did they get a great education, our family unit formed bonds that I never dreamt possible!Â Bonds that, to this day, are stronger than ever!Â What would you give to be able to have a close relationship with your child, even during the teen years?Â Do you want to give your child the best chance for being successful in life?Â Homeschooling can provide that and more!
You might be wondering if homeschooling is right for you and your family, or what you do to get started.Â When I first started homeschooling my children, there weren't many resources available at that time.Â It was a struggle to sort things out, locate curriculum, and know what to do!Â Now there's abundance - which can be just as confusing, if not overwhelming - for the newcomer.Â One day, I had an idea hit meâ¦Â Having been there and done it successfully, I decided to write a guide that would make it easier for someone to get started homeschooling.Â It had to be simple and concise, but thorough.Â In this day and age, with the full lives we lead, nobody has time to read a book that's 300+ pages to get started homeschooling.Â My guide is the "Quick-Start" version and will get you up and running quickly.Â It's a no-fluff, get-it-done-now guide that contains distilled years of experience gained by trial and error.Â
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