Huge Public High School Drop Out Rate – Why Homeschool?Apr 2nd, 2008 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: General Homeschool Posts, Issues in Homeschooling
In fact, Fox News reported yesterday that “seventeen of the nation’s 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates lower than 50 percent.”
Colin Powell, former Secretary of State commented that “When more than 1 million students a year drop out of high school, it’s more than a problem, it’s a catastrophe.”
Bottom line is we have to stop seeing public schools as the be all and end all of education. Students need options. Our country cannot continue as a leader if we cannot educate our youth.
And yet, with these staggaring statistics, we see battles like the one regarding homeschooling in California. Why, when they are failing so badly, do parents allow their government to control the education of their children?
Homeschooling is growing and although I have not completed the research, my personal experience working with thousands of homeschooling families is that homeschoolers do not drop out!
With these kind of rates, we need to recognize that our homeschoolers will have a huge impact on tomorrow. With that in mind, let’s be sure to prepare our kids to be the kind of leaders and citizens that we want for our country.
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