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October 20, 2008

Woodruff Responds to “Jobless Homeschooler” Article

The October 16 online edition of The Republican Journal quoted School Administrative District 34 Superintendent Bruce Mailloux as saying, “My concern is that some home-school student can’t get a job for lack of skills… .” HSDLA attorney Scott Woodruff responded promptly and submitted a letter to the editor.

He pointed out that Mailloux’s concerns were unfounded, since 73% of homeschool students go to college, as opposed to 46% of other students, according to Dr. Brian D. Ray. Woodruff noted that this is not surprising since the average homeschooled 8th-grader scores the same on standardized tests as the average non-homeschooled 12th-grader, according to research conducted by Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner.

 Other Resources

Homeschooling Achievement: A Study by Dr. Brian Ray

Homeschooling Grows Up: A Survey of Home-Educated Adults