Lessons from the hearth
"Across the U.S., home schooling is thriving. About 1.2 million children, more than are enrolled in public school in most states, are currently being educated at home. The movement is so strong now that the public-education lobby, which hates and fears it, has almost certainly missed its last chance to kill it by regulation."
Peter A. Jay
Baltimore Sun, March 20, 1997
Good News Monday—Home School: A choice, not an echo
"The Home School Legal Defense Association based in Virginia estimates home schooled children in the United States number about 1.2 million—and it's rising fast. A study conducted by the National Home Education Research Institute based in Salem, Ore., reports that home schooled students out-perform their public school peers by 30 to 37 percentile points across all subjects on standardized tests."
The Cincinnati Enquirer, March 24, 1997
Test scores for home-schoolers surpass public school students'
"The growing home-schooling movement got a boost March 5 with release of a study showing that home-educated students do better academically than public-school students, even when the home-schooling parent has only a high-school diploma."
Washington Times—National Weekly Edition, March 16, 1997
Homeschooler educators earn praise for producing excellent students
Many Mississippi parents are giving homeschooling a try, as well they should.
"Today, more than ever before, parents are choosing homeschooling because:
a) They don't want to miss out on an approach that is a proven success.
b) The neighbors are trying it.
c) Homeschool students outscore their public school peers, on average, by 30—37 percentage points across all subjects.
d) Parents without teaching credentials and/or lots of college are as effective as those with teaching credentials and/or lots of college.
e) All of the above.
Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS, March 14, 1997