Homeschoolers: Who and Why
There are lengthy articles online about who homeschoolers are and why they homeschool. Why some parents homeschool and who these people are can be summed up in the very short paragraphs below.
Why Decide to Teach your Children at Home?
Why would parents decide to teach their children at home when they could send them to school? That is a reasonable question, after all; schools have existed for a while now, not forever, but so long that it has become an expected thing to do. There are many reasons why parents decide to teach their children at home and their thought process operates within one or a mix of the two opinions listed below.
- Parents want to teach at home [for one or more reasons]
- Parents need to teach at home [for one or more reasons]
It is that simple and if I talked about this at length, it would only get complicated.
A Rare Personal Comment
2022: I do not want to be unfair to the schools that are still legitimate places of learning but, many schools continue to fail at new and disturbing levels. Please, if your children attend a school, any school, stay informed about what your children are being taught.
Back in the nineties when I began to teach my children at home, among the disturbing policy issues that I had been reading about going on in schools across the USA, the main item that pushed me was the fact that children, as young as kindergarten, were being arrested for hugging. I was NOT going to send my children into that insanity. The goal to instill fear into our children and to cause them to be compliant has been going on for a long time. Look at where we are now.
February 21, 2022
Happy George Washington's Day
Who are Homeschoolers?
The one thing that I want you to take from this is that those who teach their children at home are individuals who may or may not have anything in common with other each except for homeschooling. Homeschoolers cannot be categorized as anything other than "Those who Homeschool".
How to spell or refer to homeschooling:
There isn't any official way that I know of and the following words can be used to refer to homeschooling and most of those who hear or read them will know what you are talking about:
- home school
- home education
- home ed
- school at home
- children learn at home - does not exclusively refer to home ed
- teaches children at home - does not exclusively refer to home ed
Is it legal to home school?
Speaking for the United States of America, yes, as of this writing 2/2011, it is legal to homeschool. Each state has its own set of laws regarding home education, so be certain that you read your state's laws regarding teaching your children at home.
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May 13, 2021