Homeschool SuccessJan 13th, 2011 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: Issues in Homeschooling, Lead Article
We have also heard the homeschool stereotypes, we have fought the “homeschool socialization” battle, and we have struggled with family who don’t support our efforts.
In addition, we have fielded the many questions from “Is that legal?” to “How do you do it?’ and “Don’t you think your kids should be in school with other kids?” to “What do you do all day?”
But that misguided perception of homeschooling is quickly changing. College recruiters have long been seeking homeschoolers, more and more parents are seeing the incredible value of homeschooling and those who oppose homeschooling are losing ground. With homeschoolers scoring significantly higher on standardized test scores, exceeding their peers in college and university, and earning greater and greater respect among college admissions officers and employers, there is little left to argue.
Combine the success of homeschoolers with the increasing decline in our education system and I think we will see homeschooling on the rise for many years to come.
So to all of you on the front lines of homeschooling, I have one thing to say . . . Keep up the awesome work!
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