The Effectiveness Of Home Schooling

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Annie Cho Ms. McKee English 11 28 April 2015 The Effectiveness of Home Schooling I. Introduction According to the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI), the number of homeschoolers rose up to 300,000 in 1992 to an estimated 2 million in 2003. Homeschooling has been around since 1960s, created by John Holt, a humanist. He believes that homeschooling is one of the greatest educational movements of our time. Supporters love the idea of students being homeschooled rather than being exposed to public schools because they believe that homeschooling students will boost their test scores and help lessen their insecurities. However, others believe homeschooling students lack the ability to socialize and interact with the community.…show more content…
Even, significant figures such as Senator Rick Santorum and Rep. Marilyn Musgrave encouraged the religious home-schooling movement. They all helped overturn the law that banned homeschooling, which is now legal in all 50 states. III. Religious Purposes There are many motivating factors as to why people support homeschooling. One reason for homeschooling students is to ensure their child’s values are the same as theirs. Homeschoolers are taught to think in a certain way and to believe certain things. Many parents have chosen home schooling in an effort to encourage specific religious values, and in some cases to avoid exposing their children to perceived cultural and irreligious precepts and ideologies (Stevenson 3). Parents want to protect their children from subjection to ideas of religious values. They want to raise their children in a safe, controlled environment. The vast majority of individual homeschooling for religious reasons are doing so to teach their children Christian values and principles. “Although the home schooling population is far from homogenous, it is fair to say that many parents who pull their children out of traditional schools do so because they wish to protect them from exposure to ideas and influences that they feel are incompatible with their own morals or religious values” (Lee and McMahon 3). They want to remove secular influences from their children 's lives because they are concerned that other
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