I like John Stossel's column on school choice.
Mission statement: On this blog we explore why homeschooling can be a better option for children and families than a traditional classroom setting. We'll also explore homeschooling issues in general, educational thoughts, family issues, and some other random stuff.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
More data on how homeschooling is growing
Number of students being homeschooled in Colorado more than doubles starts with:
DENVER (KDVR) — New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the number of families opting to homeschool their children is on the rise.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of households homeschooling reached 11% by September 2020. Six months prior, only 5.4% of families were registered for homeschooling.
In our state, the latest data from the Colorado Department of Education shows the number of students homeschooling more than doubled last year to 15,773. In 2019, only 7,880 students were being homeschooled.
Hat tip: Instapundit
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Percentage of children being homeschooled has doubled through Covid!
The percentage of children being homeschooled in the U.S. has nearly doubled since the start of the COVID-19, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report.
The number of students increased from 5.6% in March 2020, to 11% in Sept. 2020, according to the most recent bureau report on the issue, released in March.
Prior to the pandemic, roughly 3.3% of U.S. households homeschooled children.
Black households saw the largest increase. Their homeschooling rate rose from 3.3% in the spring of 2020 to 16.1% in the fall according to the report.
Monday, April 05, 2021
Students do better when parents have more choices
In Free to choose -- and learn, Joanne Jacobs reports on a study which found that:
"The more a state provides parents with the freedom to choose their child’s school the better the state’s students score on the National Assessment of Education Outcomes (NAEP)," writes Patrick Wolf on Project Forever Free.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
How big will the parent revolt be against teacher unions?
It will be interesting to see where the parent backlash against the teacher unions goes.
Parents are pushing harder to have their children taught while teachers claim special privileges.
It is not clear to me why teachers think it is OK for hospital and grocery store workers to go to work, but some how schools are a death trap.
The parents are experiencing this callous attitude first hand. As Liesl Hickey reports in USA Today, some are preparing to sue teachers unions in Arizona, California, Illinois, and Virginia. If teachers don’t go back to work, there will be many more such lawsuits. If that fails, it’s time to start firing teachers. In the end, the inflexibility of the teachers unions is a function of its individual members. There is no significant risk associated with in-person instruction. The teachers know it, and the science proves it. Most importantly, the parents know it. If teachers remain intransigent and the Democrats acquiesce in their obstinance, parents will certainly revolt at the ballot box.
Friday, January 08, 2021
Teaching your children to pass the Marshmallow test
I like John Stossel's video on Parenting: Delayed Gratification:
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
More evidence that higher education is suffering
Colleges Have Shed 550,000 Employees Since The Pandemic Began has a nice chart showing a huge drop.
This line is fascinating: Colleges Have Shed 10% Of Their Employees Since The Pandemic Began
Hat tip: Instapundit