Saturday, November 25, 2006

Poll on Styles on Schooling

That tv show has a poll on styles of schooling. It is not very well written. They count unschooling and homeschooling as separate things.


Here's the latest poll results:

Which style of schooling do you think is best?

15%..........469..........Public school
9%..........366..........Private school
57%...........2120..........Homeschooling
19%..........719..........Unschooling
Total:
3674


Considering that unschoolers are homeschoolers, that puts homeschooling at 76% as the best style of schooling.

The numbers keep changing. When my mother-in-law checked the poll this morning homeschooling/unschooling was only at 70%.


So much for a raise of hands like they did with the show audience.

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5 comments:

Eric Vitiello said...

Hi - My wife and I homeschool our son, but I have to disagree with your assumption about that poll. What that poll actually says is that homeschoolers and unschoolers are more actively voting... NOT that it is the best way. I firmly believe that homeschooling was the best choice for OUR SON, but I certainly don't think it's the best choice for everyone, and the results of that poll are completely misleading.

Janine Cate said...

>the results of that poll are completely misleading.

I agree with you. It is no more scientific than when Dr. Phil asked for a show of hands in his stacked autdience.

Anonymous said...

wonder why they didnt interveiw...Hulk HOgan ( he homeschooled)...Will Smith (he homeschooled)...JO JO (she was homeschooled)..Tiffany EVans(she was homeschooled) Chyenne KImball (she was homeschooled)...Tim Taebo ( plays for Florida State Univ. -he was homeschooled his entire life)...How would have homeschooling looked to the masses then????????
?????????

wierdkids said...

Homeschoolers might be more actively voting than the people who were taken in by "that Show's" tactics - but when I looked at 8pm on Sunday - the results were 82% pro homeschooling. *evil grin*

Shannon Anderson
www.wierdkids.com

Freudian Slip said...

Dr. Phil will do anything for ratings! They certainly could have had some better choices of guests too. That unschooling family was a bit too radical for my taste.
Matt