Many parents cringe at the thought of homeschooling.
“I could never homeschool!”
“I’m not a teacher.”
“We can’t afford it.”
Homeschooling isn’t for everyone, but if you’re open enough to be reading this, consider the following:
Homeschooling is going mainstream. There are about 2.5M homeschooled students in the U.S. and that number is growing by an estimated 7% annually.
Homeschoolers are a diverse bunch: religiously, socio-economically, and ethnically. While it’s true that many choose to homeschool for reasons of faith, an increasing number of non-religious are now joining the movement.
Homeschooled children score 15-30% points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests (SAT, ACT), and these results are independent of the level of formal education by the parents.
Homeschooled students graduate college at a higher rate than students that come from public high schools. One study showed a rate of 66.7%, or 10% higher than public school students.1
The truth is, as millions of parents can attest, you can do it!