The charade unravels
As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools.
A recent report in Education News states that, since 1999, the number of children who are homeschooled has increased by 75%. Though homeschooled children represent only 4% of all school-age children nationwide, the number of children whose parents choose to educate them at home rather than a traditional academic setting is growing seven times faster than the number of children enrolling in grades K-12 every year.
I can honestly say that though we had misgivings and were uncertain of our decision at several points along the way, we’re proud to have been part of an overwhelming national movement in homeschooling. We and our children are the better for having gone through with it. It was the right move, and not as if these statistics validate the decision we made, but because of the results. Children who have critical thinking skills and are grounded in sound logic founded upon God.
These statistics bear out the fact that people are seeing through the charade that is government schooling and are voting with their own good sense to keep their children out of the mind numbing mills. Now, if they would use the same judgment when voting at the polls they might see some political changes to go with the educational ones sure to follow by this groundswell of anti-public education sentiment.