Home Schooling


Increasing numbers of American parents are keeping their children home for a custom-tailored education they feel only loved ones can provide. Home schooling has long been associated with hippie communes and fundamentalist Christians. But in recent years the practice also has attracted thousands of secular, career-minded families fleeing the public schools' violence, social stresses and low academic performance. Home-schoolers' numerous victories in loosening state compulsory-education laws have given them sizable political clout. Critics warn, however, that home schooling risks isolating children from other kids and society at large. Pointing to solid academic achievements by home-schoolers, practitioners reply that public schools have much to learn from home-schooling techniques.

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