Not all home schoolers are nuts!

Home schooling isn’t just for hippies, fundamentalists and child abusers! It’s in the New York Times, which treats home schooling as an upper-middle-class lifestyle issue for parents who’d otherwise be spending $25,000 per child on private school tuition.

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  1. John from OK says:

    $25,000? This sure does look like a business opportunity. Is there anyone out there who can put together a classroom of 25 students at say, $12,000 a pop, and make a Hillary-sized profit that way?

  2. Joanne,
    Thanks- I think.

    Daryl Cobranchi
    One of the not-nutty homeschoolers(?)

  3. “But Clive R. Belfield, associate director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Columbia Teachers College, urges caution. The only published study comparing test scores, on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, shows home-schoolers scoring in the 70th to 80th percentile…”

    70th to 80th percentile is actually pretty doggone good. Don’t know why that should cause anyone to urge caution.

  4. The caution is that not all homeschooled children are tested. It’s possible that homeschoolers who accept testing have higher-performing kids than homeschoolers who reject testing. Or not. Nobody can say.

  5. Ken Summers says:

    “No Child Left Below 50th Percentile”

    Sorry, I had a Garrison Keillor moment.