Why Are Homeschoolers Criticized
Accreditation of the homeschool and loss of revenue are the
biggest concerns of homeschooling.
Public school districts get money for each student enrolled and
in attendance. Homeschooling is reducing their funds. Some
district superintendents are genuinely concerned that
homeschooled students are not learning essential skills because
they are not being taught by professional educators. But their
opposition is based on the loss of revenue, face and stature.
Some districts support homeschooling but others take an
adversarial position and try to intimidate the participants.
Most professional teachers refuse to accept the fact that the
vast majority of public schools fail the students on every
level, and deny that they can be replaced by uneducated
"homespun hicks." This concept is too humiliating to accept, so
they justify their positions by criticizing the homeschool
system. They try to discredit homeschooling by focusing on the
myth that the homeschooled student lacks social skills and most
often becomes a loner who cannot mix with peers. In actually,
these criticisms are contradicted by the statistics that dispel
these rumors and innuendos.
The vast majority of homeschoolers outscore their public
educated counterparts in all facets of life and education. The
deficiencies in social skills professional educators are so
worried about are most often found in children who get "lost in
the scuffle" and are not valued as individuals (obviously not
the homeschooled child).
Homeschoolers have disproved these myths by producing students
who excel on every level. If you are considering homeschooling,
do not be intimidated. When you approach the public school
administration do so with a firm resolve and knowledge.
Statistics are on your side. You are doing what is best for your