[FoRK] Homeschooling (was: Bullish on Facebook)
k-elliott at wiu.edu
Tue Apr 28 11:10:58 PDT 2009
On Apr 27, 2009, at 6:29 PM, 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 %"
I think the chart you list provides a much more nuanced view.
Number 1 reason:
Concern about environment of other schools 935,000 85.4%
Number 2 reason:
Dissatisfaction with academic instruction at other schools 748,000
Breaking down the numbers, the split if 50/50 between religion and and
environment, with environment in "the lead".
I think it's a big jump to say that someone who says they want to
provide religious/moral instruction to their children is a religious
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