There's debate over whether families who are choosing to homeschool their children should be allowed to participate in public school sports. A co-sponosored bill from Republican State Senator George Borello could make this a reality.
“What made you decide to homeschool?” The misconceptions surrounding homeschooling are many and the public mystification at times seems impenetrable (the disdain of education experts and intellectuals doesn’t help, either).
Made possible by the Covid-induced remote working revolution, more parents than ever are ditching the traditional education system in favour of homeschooling and online learning. All parents want the best for their children, including a say in how they are educated, which has seen parents look for education methods that offer flexible education.
"Today, by contrast, there are literally thousands of homeschool programs and millions of homeschool materials available online. My children are homeschooled and we use online programs for lessons in art, music, and foreign languages, as well as countless YouTube videos and Google images to supplement subjects like science and geography."
Many people may doubt the quality of homeschooling. However, homeschooling statistics confirm extraordinary results. In the USA only, the number of homeschooled students is continuously increasing. Students educated at home tend to achieve better exam results than students who go to regular school. Plus, their academic achievements at a university level are impressive.
One study of 20,000 homeschooled children revealed that they definitely scored better at tests. This was particularly evident in those children who had been homeschooled right through to high school level. In another study, the homeschoolers in the SAT test were scoring around 67 points more than the national average.