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Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by 2 Timothy2:1-4, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    “Poorly educated parents who choose to teach their children at home produce better academic results for their children than public schools do. One study we reviewed found that students taught at home by mothers who never finished high school scored a full 55 percentage points higher than public school students from families with comparable education levels.”



    “The research shows that the level of education of a child’s parents, gender of the child, and income of family has less to do with a child’s academic achievement than it does in public schools.”



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    And less expnsive as well.
     
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  2. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    The report concludes that home schooling is not only a viable educational choice for parents, but can also be provided at a much lower cost than public schooling. The report notes that in the U.S., home schooling families spend less than $4,000 per year on home schooling while public schooling in the U.S. costs about $9,600 per child.
     
  3. KenH

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    So do parents who homeschool not have to pay the taxes that fund the government schools? If they pay the taxes then they are paying for government schools and for homeschooling.
     
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    Parents like me who pay for private Christian schools still pay taxes for everyone else. I know it's a kick in the shorts, but that's how it is. One of the things I like about Ron Paul is his promise to throw the D.O.E. into the Chesapeake Bay.
     
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    I try and avoid absolutes on debating this issue.

    There are some parents that shouldn't homeschool.

    There are many that can do so well.

    Others choose other routes.

    Priesthood of the believer.
     
  6. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    The Priesthood of the Believer doesnt apply to this situation.
     
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    A definite plus for him, and I concur heartily.

    I would include several other "Dept of's--"!
     
  8. menageriekeeper

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    EVERYONE pays taxes to fund government schools! It doesn't matter if you have kids or not! :laugh: :laugh:

    I have a problem with the less than $4000 on homeschooling though. I've paid less than $1000 dollars so far this year on homeschooling. That includes church school tuition and cirriculum. Homeschooling is by far less expensive than any other educational system available to us.

    Church school tuition was $158 including fees for SAT's in the spring (optional expense, btw). Alpha Omega publishes a computer based cirriculum called SOS. Best price on that is $263. Bought an additional Logic cirriculum(don't know the price here but it and the SOS came to $295 together) and a different spelling program (Sequential Spelling by AVKO, $17 something including shipping). Then there are field trips that so far have come to another $50. Those are optional also. Added together it all comes to: $520

    Closest private school tuition is around $1800 a year and wouldn't have helped our situation (Chris misses an extrordinary amount of days due to migraines).

    I think you'll find that homeschool parents already know what is stated in this study. They just haven't been believed. I know, I was once a non-believer myself.
     
  9. rbell

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    So you feel comfortable dictating to parents how they should school their children?

    No thanks, I'm Baptist.
     
  10. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    I have no idea how you came to such a conclusion.
     
  11. annsni

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    We pay $7700 in school taxes per year. I also homeschool my younger children and spent $800 on curriculum this year (using Bob Jones and ABeka). I've seen these results of studies before - by an organization that does homeschool studies.

    I have to laugh at people asking me "Are you a teacher?" and knowing the results of those studies. According to them, I'm BETTER than a teacher! I see myself not better but in a better circumstance with schooling only 2 children full time rather than the 20-30 of an elementary school and the 100 that a high school teacher may teach in a day.

    I thank God that we have the freedom and ability to teach our children at home. In countries like Germany, they'll take your children away from you if you do it.
     
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