Home Schoolers are a Diverse Lot

While doing some research for another subject, we came across this interesting point about home schooling. It provides further evidence for journalistic impressions.
In the journal “Education and Urban Society,” Ed Collom of the University of Maine studies the motives of parents who homeschool.

Parents are motivated by four different concerns, he says, including academics and pedagogy and religion. He further says that religion is declining, relatively speaking, as a motivation.

He concludes that “homeschoolers are a heterogeneous population with varying and overlapping motivations.”

More evidence that families need school choice. One type of school doesn’t work for everyone.

(See this abstract from Sage Publications)

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