The results are in – Practical home schooling compared to public schools

There are many high-quality studies that suggest that hands-on homeschooling produces better students, on average. Part of this effect can be explained by the observation that parents have a say in tuition regardless of the path they take. A parent who is genuinely involved in their children’s education helps motivate the student, which leads to better outcomes.

In one of the studies sponsored by the Ministry of Education, it was reported that the test scores for hands-on home schooling were particularly high. The average score for each class was so much higher than that of the public and even private and Catholic students.

The typical homeschooled child in grades one through four was a grade above their peers. Once students reached the equivalent of eighth grade, they were on the order of three years ahead of those who had attended public school.

A notable factor in these results is that public schools do a particularly bad job – not just that homeschooling does better. Nonetheless, practical students who were homeschooled often outperformed those in private schools.

Also, the cost is much lower as well. Public educational institutions often spend an average of $6,000 per year on each student; the private schools only spend $3,250. Homeschooling is by far the lowest at $600 per student per year. Of course, that last number doesn’t take into account the time a parent spends on the free tutoring that a school teacher would be paid for.

It is estimated that over a million students across America are homeschooled each year. Hundreds have attended universities and colleges and in many cases the most difficult and prestigious to which they are admitted. Practical homeschooling lacks the peer pressure that irritates those eager to learn. Alternatively, there is a concerned tutor or parent who encourages the best in the child.

Thanks to Darren Lintern | #results #Practical #home #schooling #compared #public #schools

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