U.S. education system has given up. Due to this reason, the amount of homeschoolers grew dramatically over past few years. Since early 2000’s, this number increased by 75%! It means that sooner or later the need for public schools will disappear. A lot of people will lose their workplaces. As for the children, they won’t suffer: not every school is able to provide fast Internet connection.
Today, it is impossible to study well without all-time Internet access. That’s number one problem sharply discussed by American government and President Obama in particular.
However, speedy Internet connection is not the only issue to solve. Another critical problem is the professional level of current American teachers. Most of them have no idea of how to run basic classes with the help of modern technologies and digital devices. In addition, their teaching methods are pretty out-of-fashion. Forgoing traditional education approach forces more, and more parents turn stay-at-home. Family budget is thus decreased. The quality of education provided by children’s parents raises many doubts and concerns.
Standardized assessment and high school exams are the best ways to check the effectiveness of parent’s teaching. Most of the results prove the competence of homeschooling. I’ll tell you more: not only those with home-based education manage to pass the exams, but they tend to score up to 90%. The lowest grade is 65% on average, while those attending regular classes hit only 50% (F). So, the statistics shows that the problem really exists. After all, homeschooling became that popular thanks to the lack of gender/race/income level discrimination.
Significantly higher ACT-Composite scores than college students demonstrate prove the efficiency of home teaching. Psychologists claim that the main reason for such performance is the absence of numerous achievement gaps.
No competition means more time to focus on the learning process itself. Also, an individual approach is what every child actually needs. At this age, every person has to feel a sp[ecial treatment. Yet surprisingly, the average costs spend on the education of a homeschooled kid reached $500 to $600 annually. Compared to the average expenditure of $10,000 per child as for the state schools, this number is noticeable.
The demand for homeschoolers caused a sharp critique from those attending private and public schools. Homeschoolers usually perform better results, so they are accepted more frequently. I would be interesting to know, but homeschoolers are raised more socially involved and friendly. They do not meet hatred and aggression as often as high school kids. It also influences the process of studying.
Based on recent data, researchers such as Dr. Brian Ray “expect to observe a notable surge in the number of children being homeschooled in the next 5 to 10 years. The rise would be in terms of both absolute numbers and percentage of the K to 12 student population.