for Natural News on May 31, 2013
"You can determine children's actual educational interests and let them focus on them at their pace, whether fast or slow, to truly learn and master their interests."
So far homeschooling is legal in all US 50 states. Some states require no monitoring, some moderate oversight, and a few require close supervision by testing. Here's a color-coded-by-state map that indicates those different levels of acceptance (http://www.hslda.org/laws/).
While the public education system has rapidly worsened, homeschooling support and educational tools have increased and improved.
Reasons for home schooling:
(1) Public or private school group rote learning doesn't inspire creative, free, or critical thinking. If large classes have to be on the same page, literally, those who learn faster are held back by those who are slower. Rote memorization does not lead to true understanding.
(2) The public educational system is a tool for socializing and indoctrinating kids into whatever the currently accepted standards of behavior are. Lately, those standards have begun to approach depravity at their worst or condition everyone lockstep into "politically correct" ideals at their best.
(3) Even well-intentioned teachers are fettered with administrative tasks, required texts, and overcrowded classrooms. Home schooling eliminates those issues. You can determine children's actual educational interests and let them focus on them at their pace, whether fast or slow, to truly learn and master their interests.
Nothing motivates deeper understanding at a faster-than-"normal" pace than self-motivated strong interest or enthusiasm. Interrupting that interest frequently only because a bell rings requiring one to move into a totally uninspiring subject is frustrating.
(4) Home schooling can help you protect your children from required vaccinations and enforced psychotropic "medications". There are many concerns of how children cope with the drudgery of forced institutional education by resorting to illegal drugs or prescription drubs obtained illegally.
But greater dangers are institutionally enforced vaccinations with vast adverse side effect potentials and no health benefits. Then there is the risk of mandatory harmful pharmaceuticals to "socialize" children that are too frisky or too bored to focus.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/040548_home_schooling_educational_system_children.html#ixzz2Urwca7Mx