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     Homeschooling is NOT new.  Parents have always taught their own children, and only in the past century has it become the norm for parents to relegate the responsibility of educating their children to the government and other educators.  Studies have shown that children who are educated at home have a higher literacy rate and/or score higher on standardized tests overall.  In the past few years, there has been a rapidly growing segment of parents choosing to take control over the education of their children.  These parents are from all walks of life and have a wide variety of belief systems, but the focal point that brings them together is a desire to uphold family values, and to provide the best possible education for their children.

     There are as many “philosophies” about homeschooling as there are families who choose to homeschool.  Some embrace “school at home”, striving to make their homeschool resemble a typical school experience as much as possible.  Others use a more relaxed approach,  and others even embrace “unschooling”.  Within those broad categories are even more diversities.  Some choose to use strictly a workbook or textbook approach to education.  Others use thematic or unit studies.  Some write their own curriculum.  Some use only “real” books, acquired either from a library, the internet, or by purchasing them.  Some use only materials available from the internet.  Some use no curriculum as such, choosing rather to learn from real life experiences.  Some families co-op or share teaching responsibilities.  Each family has to decide what works for their family.

       Homeschooling is legal in all fifty states at this point, but each state has it’s own laws and regulations.  HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Assoc.) has information available for each state.  Before you remove your children from school, be sure to check out the laws of YOUR state and comply with them.  For more information about the specifics of homeschooling, check out the rest of this site and the links you’ll find on our pages.

Happy Homeschooling!!!!

 


 
 
 
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