Homeschooling has dramatically increased in the past several decades, as parents are expressing a variety of reasons to educate their child at home.
As the trend increases and more parents seek answers to their many homeschooling questions, Faithwire spoke with Classical Conversations CEO Robert Bortins about some of the common misconceptions and myths about homeschooling.
Among the most common myths, the most asked about is the issue of socialization. People have been programmed to assume that the only way to properly “socialize” a child is to send them into a public school setting. It also assumes that socialization should be a primary concern for parents when raising their child.
From socialization to not being able to get into college, Bortins answers some of the most frequent accusations often aimed at homeschooling in a recent discussion with Faithwire Managing Editor Dan Andros and Author Dale Partridge.
You can watch the full conversation here:
As the trend towards homeschooling continues, we discuss and respond to the many myths surrounding home education. Faithwire Managing Editor Dan Andros, Author Dale Partridge and Classical Conversations Inc CEO Robert Bortins discuss.More on this topic and the BEST faith stories of the day directly in your inbox in our free email newsletter: http://faithwire.com/newsletter
Posted by Faithwire on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Parents cite a number of reasons for pulling their children out of public and private schools.
Safety is a primary concern, given the highly public nature of recent mass shootings taking place at several schools, but other factors are gaining momentum as well. The “uniformity” of the school system, along with standardized testing and Common Core Standards, also seem to be driving the push for parents to seek alternatives. According to The New Haven Register: “many parents want their children to have more creative and engaging lessons and opportunities, instead of a cookie-cutter education with a one-size-fits-all mentality.”
Add in more schools teaching about gender and sexuality issues, and it’s adding up to a larger number of people bringing their kids home.
Faithwire is continuing the discussion on home-education for the next two weeks. You can follow us on Facebook HERE.