[FoRK] Homeschooling

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Mon Apr 27 19:50:21 PDT 2009


You can bet this wouldn't have happened if these girls (and boys) had 
been going to public school:

http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=471618

sdw

Tom Higgins wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 3:05 PM, Michael Cummins <michael at i-magery.com> wrote:
>   
>> What prompts you to say that?
>>     
>
>
>
> >From a 2003 NCES study (http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2006/homeschool/ )
> Why are you homeschooling your kids?
>
> "To provide religious or moral instruction 	793,000 	72.3 %"
>
> Also found on that site, the numbers are growing, 1999 - 850,000 2003-
> 1,096,000
>
> So slanted to the religious is much of the homeschooling efforts in
> the States that there are sites specifically set up to point out
> secular home schooling sources. Some of the books that get
> "recommended" by many sites turn out to be thin, and often not so
> thinly, vialed religious tracts. Case in point http://www.abeka.com/.
> Check out this site for more on this sort of
> thing...http://www.atheistview.com/secular_homeschool.htm
>
> There are a ton more sites out there on the topic. having gone thru
> all this for the last 9 years I can tell you that the bias is there
> for sure.
>
> -tom(markets in everything)higgins
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