Jill Manty writes: “I’d like to point out something that is seldom mentioned, but should be more often, to teachers that think that homeschoolers aren’t doing a good job academically. I was one of those teachers. The only homeschoolers I ever came in contact with were parents who got tired of the school system, so they pulled their kids out of school, then didn’t really want to homeschool, so they put their kids back in school, then they got tired of the school, so they pulled their kids out, then they put their kids back in, etc., etc. Generally, these were kids (or parents) with serious emotional, social, and/or academic problems. As a public school teacher, I never met a successful homeschool family. Why? Because they were busy homeschooling, and their kids weren’t in and out of the school system. So, there is actually a reason that public and private school teachers tend to think homeschooling isn’t successful– they seldom teach successful homeschoolers. The next time a teacher tells you they doubt homeschooling works, you might want to point this out to them.”
Thank you Jill for pointing this out. Defintely food for thought.
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