The Number One Reason to Homeschool

The Number One Reason to Homeschool
By: Davis Carman

I hope the following “top ten” list gives you a reason to smile. These may not be actual reasons that families choose to homeschool, but they sure are some of the real life benefits you can enjoy. Drum roll please.

  1. Your kids never miss the bus.
  2. Reading the Bible and prayer are allowed in the classroom.
  3. You don’t have to make up snow days because you never miss school due to bad weather.
  4. You don’t need a note for the teacher when you visit the doctor.
  5. You can wear pajamas all day long if you like.
  6. Recess can last two hours on a nice, sunny day.
  7. Your children don’t have to read until they are actually ready.
  8. Playing with Legos can count as learning.
  9. The principal and teacher can kiss and hug in front of the students.
  10. You get to experience God filling in gaps so big that a school bus could drive through them.

According to several research organizations, the current homeschool population in America is estimated to be 1.5 to 2.0 million students. In a recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of homeschool students grew 77% from 1999 to 2007. While the growth of the homeschool population is worth noting, a pressing question is “why?” Why are so many families choosing this educational alternative? The NCES study has collected data on this subject.

The Number One Reason to Homeschool

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