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Why are so many kids home-schooled in the US?

  1. Jennifer Madison profile image90
    Jennifer Madisonposted 5 years ago

    Why are so many kids home-schooled in the US?

  2. YvetteParker profile image76
    YvetteParkerposted 5 years ago

    Home-schooling is an excellent education option in the US. It is most often a highly successful alternative and resource for educating children and meeting their learning needs. For this reason, many parents choose to take this route. Choice is one of the many things that make the US great.

    1. Jennifer Madison profile image90
      Jennifer Madisonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Yvette. The educational system in the US seems to be very successful as they have some of the best universities worldwide. I am just asking myself how it can be guaranteed that parents meet the educational standards when home-schooling.Thanks!

    2. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'd like to know as well smile

  3. sadie423 profile image92
    sadie423posted 5 years ago

    There are many, many reasons parents choose to homeschool. The US education system may be successful in the eyes of some, and yes, certain children will thrive in that system. But good teachers and administrators can be hard come by, as well as safety issues in schools these days.

    But to answer your second question of the guarantee of parents meeting the standards- you can't. Some states require more than others, some require yearly testing or less often. Some require you to submit a complete portfolio. A lot of states simply require an intent to homeschool form and an attendance record.

    But most parents who choose to homeschool do so with the intent of educating their children to become well-educated and well-rounded adults. Every so often you find ones that really should NOT be homeschooling, but that is not the norm. I don't find that I need to teach to the "educational standards" so many of those standards are useless and won't be used outside of a school setting. Teach them to read, teach them to learn- and they will be able to learn anything they want to throughout their entire life.