The media stereotype that home educated students feel restrained or isolated is very clearly not true. Though those examples do exist, they are not the norm. The vast majority of home educated students are glad they were home educated and see it as giving them an advantage in adulthood.
Additionally, over 82% of home educated adults plan on home educating their own children. Home educated students have a much higher chance of being involved in community service and going to college than the general adult populace.
Perhaps the most powerful demonstration of the efficiency of home education, is that all those benefits listed in the previous slides, on average come to about $500 per student, per year (and many like my own family spent far less, closer to $100 per student, per year).
To put that in perspective, that means home educators save the government around $20 billion every year!
So in the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi,
"There is no school equal to a decent home, and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent."
So I encourage those of you with children, or planning to have children, to consider the benefits, get the support of fellow homeschoolers (we can be found just about anywhere), and give your children the best education possible!
A recent study says has found that home schooled children are less likely to be obese compared to traditionally schooled children, leading many to wonder whether improving lunches lead to better health.
Home Education Week is coming up!
Find your out where your local group is meeting up and see if it’s the right fit for your family.