Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Positive homeschooling press, I'd love to see a national version of this poll

A recent article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal may be a sign that public schools are in danger:

"A survey concluding that only a small percentage of Nevada residents would send their children to public schools if they had other options was called a warning to educational leaders that the state public education system is not meeting the needs of parents or their children.

Just 11 percent of Nevada residents who responded to a recent survey on educational issues said they would send their children to public school if they had the freedom to choose any available option, according to the survey of 1,000 Nevada residents for the Nevada Policy Research Institute and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice that was released Tuesday.

Nearly half of respondents, 48 percent, would choose a private school, 23 percent would select a charter school and 15 percent would opt for home schooling. Three percent chose a virtual school for their children."

Two points jumped out at me:

1) Only 11% trusted public schools.

2) And 15% would go for homeschooling.

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Christy said...

That is interesting. Considering that Nevada put Ron Paul in second in the Republican primary. I would bet that a national poll would show less choice for homeschooling. But I could be wrong.

Henry Cate said...

Could be. It would be interesting to see.

I am more surprised by the 11 percent number who think public schools are the best choice. That is amazing.