Saturday, September 22, 2007

Some of the benefits of homeschooling

Janine and I homeschool mainly to provide religious training, moral development and a stronger academic setting. We also like the political autonomy.

There are many other benefits to homeschooling.

Jennie von Eggers of Creative Homeschooling writes about how any day can be "go to work with your father day." Her oldest son arose at 2:30 AM to go to the studio with his dad. Jennie's husband works as an Executive Chef at a ABC studio. I am sure the son learned many things that day. He learned more about having a work ethic. He learned how television studios work. He learned more about what his father does when he is away from home. I'm sure he will remember this day for a long time.

Christine Miller at a little perspective wonders if Schools will be the next al Qaeda target? Thursday "twelve towns in New Jersey closed their schools, and 14,000 students stayed home, after receiving a threat that those schools would be 'blown out'" Christine writes about other incidents that indicate terrorists are getting ready to target public schools. We feel pretty safe from terrorist attacks, thought I may finally get around to signing up our daughters for a gun safety class.

At Education Matters US is a warning how public schools are Dumbing Down Summer Reading Lists. Public schools are encouraging children to read inappropriate books. As homeschoolers we are careful about what our daughters read. I love the observation that many parents are very careful about what their children eat and put into their bodies, but pay little attention about what goes into their minds.


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2 comments:

Raymond 'Doc' Burkhart said...

Just wanted to let you know that the article was right on the money.

Doc Burkhart
Christian Homeschool Network USA
http://chsn-usa.blogspot.com

Henry Cate said...

Thanks.

It seems like every couple weeks I've come across another reason to homeschool.