Thursday, September 07, 2006

More homeschooling news via Google Alerts - 7 Sep 06

The following homeschooling articles were found via Google alerts:

This is a pretty typical back to homeschool article - You're the Boss: Homeschooling on the Rise. The thing that caught my eye was homeschooling grew 13% in Nebraska in one year. That is a very healthy increase. At that rate the number of homeschoolers would double every five years.

It will be interesting to see if this has much of an effect, from ChristianNewsWire is a news release that Considering Homeschooling is "urging California Christian parents to NOT send their children back to school, as a protest against the homosexual bills passed by the California Legislature."

USA Today has a more general article about some Christians trying to encourage others to homeschool in Evangelicals intensify calls for parents to pull kids from public schools.

Here is another reason people are turning to homeschooling - Increase in bullying cases divides campaigners. There is some conflict over if there is more or less bullying, but ChildLine reported a 12% increase in the number of phone calls about bullying.

From gainesville.com is an article on how Home-schoolers face college hurdles and suggestions on how to help homeschoolers get into college.


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2 comments:

George said...

Very interesting articles. I am glad to see that more and more parents are pulling their kids of public schools.

I think it's necessary to save this country.

Robert M. Lindsey said...

As far as college, the one I work at, Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, is beginning a forward thinking plan to welcome homeschoolers. And we are a state supported university. From http://www.pittstate.edu/admit/fradm-req.html
Home-schooled students:
Home-schooled students must meet one of the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

* General Education Development (GED) score as outlined below
* ACT score of 21 or higher
* Submit a portfolio for review by the Director of Admission