Since 1999, there is a noticeably boost in numbers of homeschooled children in the United States. The number of homeschooled children has increased by 75% even though they only represent 4% of the school- age children population nationwide. And because of this, education sectors are becoming alarmed as to what triggers parents to homeschool their children.
It is said that the growth in the homeschooled population has increased by 7 times than the public school enrollment. It is expected to see a surge in the number of students being educated at the comforts of their homes by their parents in the next 10 years.
As homeschooling is gaining more popularity than regular schooling, myths that has been associated with homeschooling have been put into trash. Although the presence of a normal school is not evident anymore, the students can have more time to get to know their own selves thus giving them the opportunity to really know what their strengths and weaknesses are. And knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses can lead to a very strong personality foundation that will eventually result to success in a kid’s chosen field.
Many reports also said that most homeschooled children perform more efficiently at work than those who were raised in a regular school set- up. The reason behind this is that homeschooled kids are more exposed to the realities of life that of those who were in school. Parents have the liberty and the chance to teach their kids first hand experiences and explain to them thoroughly the aftermaths of it. While kids in school were only learning through books and lesson plans teachers (sometimes school) has prescribed.
It is alarming at first to see the drastic changes in the population between homeschooled kids and regular schooled kids, but the world changes fast and maybe it’s now about time to welcome new ideas when it comes to education.