Latest posts by Lennie Jarratt (see all)
A report from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) shows the number of students who are homeschooled more than doubled between 1999 and 2012 to more than 1.8 million students. The data show homeschooling is steadily growing across all grades, ethnicities, and belief systems. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, the main reasons for homeschooling are:
- individualizing the education and instruction methods,
- more challenging academic standards,
- family relationship preferences,
- cross-generation social interaction,
- safety concerns, and
- teaching a specific worldview.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- U.S. Education Secretary faces backlash for criticizing homeschooling.
- Virginia homeschool co-op is flourishing.
- The government should play no role in educating our children.
- Will Trump close the Department of Education?
- District urges parents to teach Common Core.
- College Board chief promises changes to Common Core-aligned SAT.
- Common Core’s benefits to students remain elusive, study finds.
- New York tweaks Common Core State Standards.
- Shane Vander Hart writes he is “cautiously optimistic” a repeal of Common Core can happen after many anti-Common Core candidates won on Election Day.
- Professor Watchlist: Are these radicals teaching your kids?
- District harasses homeschool families’ over minor subjects.
- Getting schooled on homeschooling.
- Forget big data — little data is making learning personal, mimicking homeschooling.