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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Although I agree that a large percentage of home-schooling is done for religious reasons
    I would like to see evidence of this. I have never heard of that assertion.

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

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    How does homeschooling have different standards than private/public schools? As long as the kids follow legal guidelines for schooling and pass the standardized tests, what difference does it make?
    It shouldn't make any difference at all. Plus it's cheaper for me. I wish EVERY child in America could be home schooled. My property tax bill would drop about 99%.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Why would it be wrong if a parent chose to home school their child for religious reasons? It is the parents right and everyones constitutional right. Personally my parents home schooled me and my siblings because public education is garbage and they were able to be involved in our lives. When I was in high school (home schooled) I became an atheist (although I am a Christian now). Sure, some parents do home school their kids for religious reasons, but this isn't wrong and they typically receive a better education. Some parents do it because their children have learning disabilities and they learn better through home schooling, others do it to keep kids out of trouble (pulling them out of public school and home schooling them because their kids were drinking/druggies). Still, most do it for educational reasons. Parents get to choose curriculum and statistics seem to point out that home schoolers receive a better education.

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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Why would it be wrong if a parent chose to home school their child for religious reasons?
    Home schooling shouldn't be considered schooling them for religious reasons any more than putting them in a private religious school would be. If I were having children nowadays, I would either home school or place them in a religious private school, because the quality of education generally seems to be better, the teachers in private schools have more control of the classroom, and higher demands are placed on the students.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I would like to see evidence of this. I have never heard of that assertion.
    I'll take a look at the stats, later. I seem to remember seeing the percentages somewhere. And I've heard this pretty often.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I would like to see evidence of this. I have never heard of that assertion.
    Here you go. From the US Department of Education:

    The reason for homeschooling that was most frequently cited as being applicable was concern about the environment of other schools including safety, drugs, or negative peer pressure. Eighty-five percent of homeschooled students were being homeschooled, in part, because of their parents’ concern about the environment of other schools. The next two reasons for homeschooling most frequently cited as applicable were to provide religious or moral instruction (72 percent) and dissatisfaction with academic instruction at other schools (68 percent).


    Parents were asked which of the reasons they homeschooled was the most important reason. Figure 2 and table 4 show the most important reasons students were being homeschooled in 2003, as reported by parents of homeschooled students. Concern about the environment of other schools and to provide religious or moral instruction were the top two most important reasons cited. About a third of students had parents who cited concern about the environment of other schools as their most important reason for homeschooling (31 percent). Approximately another third of homeschooled students had parents who were homeschooling primarily to provide religious or moral instruction (30 percent). Sixteen percent of homeschooled students had parents whose primary reason for homeschooling was dissatisfaction with the academic instruction available at other schools, making this the third most common primary reason for homeschooling.


    Table 4: Number and percentage of homeschooled students whose parents reported particular reasons for homeschooling as being applicable to their situation and as being their most important reason for homeschooling: 2003
    72% cited religious and moral instruction as one of the reasons they homeschooled. 30% cited it as the primary reason. Both of these were second (with the latter second by 1% point). Perhaps this is not a vast majority, but it is a pretty significant number.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I would like to see evidence of this. I have never heard of that assertion.
    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeschooling]Homeschooling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    According to a 2001 U.S. Census survey, 33% of homeschooling households cited religion as a factor in their choice. The same study found that 30% felt school had a poor learning environment, 14% objected to what the school teaches, 11% felt their children were not being challenged at school, and 9% cited morality.[20]
    According to the U.S. DOE's "Homeschooling in the United States: 2003", 85 percent of homeschooling parents cited "the social environments of other forms of schooling" (including safety, drugs, sexual harassment, bullying and negative peer-pressure) as an important reason why they homeschool. 72 percent cited "to provide religious or moral instruction" as an important reason, and 68 percent cited "dissatisfaction with academic instruction at other schools."[13] 7 percent cited "Child has physical or mental health problem", 7 percent cited "Child has other special needs", 9 percent cited "Other reasons" (including "child's choice," "allows parents more control of learning" and "flexibility").[13]
    I was off by 23%. I suspect the numbers are much higher in reality. The same people who say creationism should be taught in schools because it is a "competing" theory to evolution are highly religious but aren't willing to outright say it. It is just another case of religious double speak and not being honest enough to admit true intent.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    And btw, just because I am not in favor of home-schooling, I completely support a parent's right to do so if they choose.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Homeschooling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    I was off by 23%. I suspect the numbers are much higher in reality. The same people who say creationism should be taught in schools because it is a "competing" theory to evolution are highly religious but aren't willing to outright say it. It is just another case of religious double speak and not being honest enough to admit true intent.
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    Re: Should home-schooling be illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by captaincourtesy View Post
    here you go. From the us department of education:

    72% cited religious and moral instruction as one of the reasons they homeschooled. 30% cited it as the primary reason. Both of these were second (with the latter second by 1% point). Perhaps this is not a vast majority, but it is a pretty significant number.
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