(quote) William-607613 said: Tom,
The research that confirms home-schooled children outperform their peers in public and private schools makes no mention of a need for well-educated parents in order for the children to succeed. http://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2012/06/01/home-schooled-teens-ripe-for-college
I think if there are any steps a parent can take to ensure their children succeed both academically and morally, they really ought to take it. A recent study confirms something that many of us probably suspected for some time: the American adult is dumber than the average human: http://nypost.com/2013/10/08/us-adults-are-dumber-than-the-average-human/
The "establishment" education in this country has been an abject failure.
I read those articles and saw nothing to prove that home schooling is better than public education.
And nothing to refute my claim that those homeschooled by parents with higher educations are 'likely' to do better than those whose parent(s) arent well educated.
Very few percentage-wise in the minority communities are going to opt for homeschooling for a variety of reasons.
Therefore those statistics about drop out rates in college are certainly skewed--as many in the minority communities have lower acceptance standards into college.
and you said "..no mention of a need for well-educated parents in order for the children to succeed"--I never said there was a 'need'..but that there was a much greater likelihood of the homeschooler with the better educated parent succeeding.sure some with poorly educated parents will succeed just like some in public school with poorly educated parents will succeed.
The establishment education in this country has been a failure mainly in the poorer areas due to many things. The fact that the USA has larger ghettos and more immigrants now from countries like Mexico and Guatemala skews things towards the negative when comparing test scores with western european nations.
High schools in the USA from upper middle class areas compare very well academically to those in europe.