Common Core anger triggers homeschooling surge in North Carolina
North Carolina officials say there has been a huge increase over the past two years in the number of Tar Heel families who have pulled their kids out of public schools and begun educating them at home.
The number of homeschools has jumped 27 percent since the 2011-12 school year, NewsObserver.com reports.
Thomas, I would think you would be hard put to find any messages I left in which I criticized homeschooling! if your children are prepared for the work they want to do or the school they want to go to, excellent. Did you read the article on the brainy bunch for instance? I would suggest that you look at my last message again.
I would put my homeschooled children up against any of your government schooled lemmings any day Jimbo. Then perhaps you would see what ignorant children your beloved government is churning out. You really should be quite about things you don't understand, but in typical left wing form you seek to destroy that you don't understand.moron
After reading the other story about how many young mothers are cohabiting rather than marrying, it occurred to me that there might be a connection with the factors involving home schooling. We might assume that these young mothers have less income than married young mothers, and that would also mean there is less chance of them home schooling--they need to go to work to pay the bills and the govt schools are free, and now the govt schools even promote 'magnet schools' in special interests like math, science, or art. No frustration here, but simply observing the news as it rolls in every day. Does anyone remember the Scientific Reading Associates materials in elementary school? I used them and enjoyed their challenge. I wonder if they were part of a national "Common Core" program.
Tara Diddle, do you think people are homeschooling because they are part of this "Christian 10%"? that certainly seems to be a negative attitude towards those who see communism thrust on the next generation. maybe they just see the writing on the wall? yes, many are having to work many jobs, many are out of work and can't get work so they homeschool, this is the new reality for most, I'm not sure who your frustration is vented out on.
Common Core is the latest 'best thing' in public education. What were the previous ones? Don't you think there were other ones? "New Math" is one that comes to mind.
It was interesting to read the comments added to the article linked here, especially one from a college professor who gave many reasons to do home schooling.
I think most people will not do home schooling since they depend on two incomes to pay high debt load from college, car loans, medical bills, etc.
So, once again, the conservative right can stand in their corner with their ten percent and rant about another issue that few people care about! They should care! Yes, I agree. But they don't for economic reasons mentioned above. Now if we could combine home schooling and changing child-labor laws, we could see more people doing it.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Ignorance is a powerful motivator. A Guide to Common Core An Open Letter from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on Common Core U.S. Chamber of Commerce YouTube Videos Supporting Common Core