Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Interesting Turn in Homeschooling

More blacks choosing to home-school their children | Houston Chronicle Once upon a time, the Left tried to paint homeschooling as a frightening thing done only by fringe, religious sects. It will be hard for them to attack part of their own base..
An estimated 220,000 black students were home schooled in 2007, according to the institute. In comparison, 84,000 were home schooled in 1999, according to a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Studies show that home-schooled students do just as well or better than their public school peers. For example, they typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests, according to the research institute.
General disgust with the poor level of education provided by many public schools is a major reason. Safety is also an issue, as are issues like teaching values.

I wonder how are the Dems going to reconcile the Teachers' Unions hatred of homeschooling with this?

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