Home-schooling May be the Way of the Future

It looks like more parents are home-schooling their children as of late, with about 2.2 million U.S. children currently getting home-schooled. Would you home-school your child?

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Home-schooling in the U.S. has seen a spike in popularity recently. Over the last two decades, the number of children being home-schooled has doubled. According to the Home School Legal Defense Association, 2.2 million U.S. children are currently getting home-schooled, and the number is rising between five and 15 percent on average every year.

Why the sudden spike in home-schooling? Taty Sena, a mom who home-schools her 6-year-old daughter told New York Post that she no longer has faith in an “unnatural system created during the industrialization era.” Whitney Koski, another mom who home-schools her two daughters, said that she chose to home-school because she “didn’t want our girls being put in an environment where everyone had to learn the same way.”

According to a 2018 PDK/Gallup poll, 55 percent of adults think the kids of today are getting a worse education than they had in their own schooling years. Many parents who opt for home-schooling are worried about things from school shootings to bullying, so they are taking the schooling of their children into their own hands.

Some opposers to home-schooling say it will negatively impact a child’s social skills, but according to Family Education, this is not true. “Home-schooling generally has a positive impact on social skills. Home-schooled kids are not subject to the peer pressure, violence, drugs, and other negative influences found in today’s schools.”

Some are concerned that children who are home-schooled may not get the best education. Despite these concerns, Brian Ray, co-founder and president of the National Home Education Research Institute, claims that students who are home-schooled “typically score 15 to 30 percentile points higher than public-school students on standardized academic achievement test.” 

Maria Sole, an assistant professor of mathematics at Guttman Community College, told New York Post that home-schooled children often don’t do well in math. “Decades of research has repeatedly found that home-schooled children underperform in mathematics,” she said. “It is possible that even the most highly motivated home-schooling parents struggle to explain concepts from mathematics courses such as calculus that they themselves never studied or perhaps have forgotten.” Though, there are courses a home-schooler could take to improve math skills. Perhaps parents just haven’t found a way to effectively teach math according to their child’s learning style.

Maybe the only way to really know how home-schooling would affect your child is to try it yourself. Would you home-school your child? Read more about this story on New York Post here.

Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

It looks like more parents are home-schooling their children as of late, with about 2.2 million U.S. children currently getting home-schooled. Would you home-school your child?

51% Yes, much better
49% No, need social skills
47% Yes, much better
53% No, need social skills
57% Yes, much better
43% No, need social skills

Yes, much better

No, need social skills

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