Monday, September 2, 2013

Family & Home Schooling - Best Learning Environment

Once again the study shows that America's best educated kids don't go to school:
Brian Ray, president of the National Home Education Research Institute, compared home schoolers and public school students on the results of three standardized tests — the California Achievement Test, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Stanford Achievement Test — for the 2007-2008 academic year. With public school students at the 50th percentile, home schoolers were at the 89th percentile in reading, the 86th percentile in science, the 84th percentile in language, math, and social studies.

Socio-economic factors may have a lot to do with why home schoolers do so much better. Virtually all have a mother and a father who are living together. Nearly two thirds of fathers and 62 percent of mothers have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

The explosive growth in home schooling has been fueled by dissatisfaction with public schools.

We spend more per pupil than any other country, but among industrialized nations, American students rank near the bottom in science and math. Only 13 percent of high school seniors knew what high school seniors should know about American history, says the National Assessment of Education Progress. Half of 18 to 24 year olds in a National Geographic Society survey couldn’t locate New York state on a map.
But then those kids probably know everything about using vegetables for masturbation or why three men in a bed (to say nothing of the dog) make a perfectly normal family, whose rights trample those of average Christian parents. Public schools make sure that all those kids who can't even find New York state on a map (let alone Syria or Iraq) finish school with the "right" views and opinions - and are ready to pledge their allegiance to the radical leftist causes, first and foremost - to the unions.

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