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Sixty-nine percent of homeschool graduates go on to postsecondary education.

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Getting started with homeschooling

You can Homeschool!

A popular question posed among parents who consider homeschooling for their children is: "Am I qualified to be a teacher?" In his book Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling, author Brian Ray answers with a resounding "Yes!"

Where Should My Children Go to School?

The summer is in full swing. Plans for vacations, swim meets, camps, and Vacation Bible School fill our minds and our calendars. And although many parents long for the lazy, carefree days of summer, they instead agonize over where to put their children in school this fall.

What about Socialization?

when asked about the real world, most homeschoolers chuckle and respond that life in the four walls of a school is far from the real world and that they have always been living in the real world...

What about Socialization? Part II

"What about socialization?" is a perennial question asked of home educators and their children. Several researchers have explored the self-perceptions, which are related to socialization, of the homeschooled. Their findings should help put this question to rest...

Instilling a Love for Learning

I was determined that I wanted my kids to love learning and to see that goal fulfilled I discovered I couldn't use "canned" curriculums. It took me awhile to feel confident enough to put away the carefully laid out lesson plans to take advantage of the spontaneous educational moments that life presents, but I don't regret it one bit.

The Perfect Homeschool - Yours!

Discouraged by trying and getting nowhere in her public school classes, the seventh grader urged her mom to take her out of school and teach her at home. Determined to make it a success, Mom set up a schedule to match the one at school and began tutoring her daughter. Instead of the cooperation and success she had hoped for, her daughter rolled her eyes and begged for a change

Why do you homeschool?

Some days, this question can send a home schooler over the edge. On those days, the children may have been whiny, the school work drudgery, the house chaotic and the schedule unrelenting. If pressed, you may answer "I don't know!"

Homeschooling Grows in the Black Community

Brian Ray, president of the National Home Education Research Institute, estimates that there are 30,000 to 50,000 black children being homeschooled today. Others estimate that black homeschoolers make up 5 percent of the total homeschool population. Most importantly, the black homeschool movement is growing at a faster rate than the general homeschool population...

State Homeschool Organizations

Homeschooling parents are, by definition and necessity, an independent lot. They are pioneers in the frontiers of parent-directed education. And, yet, during the course of the last 20 years, these same parents have astutely perceived the need to band together to form extremely successful state homeschooling organizations.

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