The decision to homeschool is on the rise, and it's not only because homeschoolers are testing 15-30% higher than average. Brave parents pioneered the movement in the '80s and '90s when they made the unpopular decision to teach their children at home - and for a good reason.
"It's a social indoctrination program. When you have a 4-year-old they believe everything they are told," Mbuyi Khuzadi said about a child's education. Religious beliefs, liberal teaching, school safety, and education quality all play into parents' decision to homeschool. And the parents making this decision are pretty evenly distributed along the lines of race, income, and political affiliation.
As of 2005, some 2 million students were being homeschooled. Read about a few of the brave parents who helped pioneer the movement in this article.
Through parents like these and companies that seek to give support and curriculum to parents, homeschooling has proven to be a viable and successful alternative to public schools. For parents who disagree with the increasingly liberal teaching in public schools, or desire to have more influence in their child's education, there are many resources to effectively teach their children at home.
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