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· Writing for The 74, Robin Lake discusses the numerous benefits of homeschooling that are driving more parents to adopt this eduction method, including a growing infrastructure providing more online resources for at-home students.
· Does homeschooling provide the same quality education students receive in the public or private system? How can parents ensure their children are following the necessary curriculum to succeed in their future?
Homeschooling in America is changing.
In the 1980s and 1990s, it took hold mostly among white religious conservatives. They rejected secular public education and wanted to educate their children on their own terms.
As a new CRPE research brief shows, homeschoolers are becoming more diverse, and so are their motivations. The ranks of black and Hispanic homeschoolers have grown dramatically. Parents of students with disabilities have developed customized programs of therapy and support. Some LGBTQ youth have taken to homeschooling to escape bullying and peer pressure.
This shifting landscape might hold lessons for public education as a whole.
A growing infrastructure has made opting out of traditional schooling more feasible. Online resources make it easier for parents to find effective curricula. Parents who don’t feel equipped to teach AP Calculus can enroll their students in a part-time online course.
Read the full article about homeschooling by Robin Lake at The 74.