It can be difficult to separate homeschooling facts from the fictional information that surrounds homeschooling. Here are some homeschool facts you can trust!
Although the home school community is growing at a rate of 5-12% annually, myths about home education continue to circulate. Here are some reliable homeschooling statistics.
Here are some homeschooling facts to debunk the most common myths about home education:
- Homeschooled children won't be ready for the real world. Homeschoolers spend their days in the real world, interacting with those of different age ranges, cultures and economic levels. Through these interactions, they learn to respect others, form friendships, resolve conflicts and cooperate with others.
Here is some information about homeschooling and socialization.
Here is some information about the social disadvantages of homeschooling.
- Homeschool graduates will have trouble finding jobs and getting into college. When students graduate from a home school, they receive a high school diploma that is valid for employment and admission to college. Homeschoolers can apply for college scholarships, and many college and universities are beginning to recruit homeschool students.
Here's some additional information about homeschooling for high school students.
- Home educators must have college degrees and teaching certificates. Parents can successfully educate their children even if they don't have a college degree or professional teaching credentials. Most homeschool programs come with detailed instructor's guides and lesson plans that tell parents exactly how to teach specific subjects.
Here is some information about choosing a homeschooling curriculum.
- Parents aren't qualified to teach gifted or special needs children. A healthy home environment is ideal for special needs and gifted students whose needs can't be met in a traditional classroom. At home, students receive an education tailored to their interests and learning styles, and they can slow down or speed up at their own pace.
Here is some information about the benefits of homeschooling children with special needs and homeschooling gifted children.
- Families need permission from government officials in order to teach their children at home. Homeschooling laws vary from state to state. Although some states require notification, record keeping and testing, other states do not regulate homeschoolers. Before deciding to homeschool, make sure you understand what your state requires.
Here is some information about homeschooling requirements.
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