Homeschooling is on the rise! In the last six years, the number of homeschooling families has grown from 2 million to 2.3 million in the United States alone.1 Many factors contribute to the decision to homeschool – student safety, quality of education, special needs concerns, religious beliefs and values, etc.
As the number of homeschoolers continues to grow, and the vision of education expands, even the new United States President-elect, Donald Trump, has favorably acknowledged the homeschooling community and movement in campaign speeches around the country. Recently at the Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit, Mr. Trump stated, “School choice means that parents can homeschool their children. 100%.”
Research shows parents are more than capable of educating their children at home. According to a survey of homeschoolers conducted by Dr. Brian Ray and the National Home Education Research Institute, homeschoolers consistently perform above average academically.2 These results are not based on, or related to, the parents’ education. Other research points to above-average SAT and ACT test scores for children who are homeschooled.
The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is a resource for support and encouragement for homeschooling families. Printed annually and available in a free quarterly digital format online, or by free app for tablets and phones, this magazine features authors and columnists, experts in their fields, who provide quality content. The Old Schoolhouse® makes available at no cost an enormous homeschooling information package to be claimed freely at www.TryHomeschooling.com.
Another popular resource families have discovered is SchoolhouseTeachers.com, an affordable online curriculum platform hosting more than 300 courses designed especially for homeschooling students, preK-12th grade. With its “Netflix-style” delivery (monthly membership fee), parents gain full access without limit to all the classes, plus report card generator, course certificates of achievement, and an extensive media library.
To better understand homeschooling, pick up the free information package at www.TryHomeschooling.com, or contact The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Publishers, Paul and Gena Suarez of Gray, Tennessee at PublishersatTheOldSchoolhouse.com or 1.423.444.5956.
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The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (TOS), a resource for support and encouragement for homeschooling families, is printed annually and is available in a free, quarterly digital format online or by free app for tablets and phones. TOS helps home educators stay on the cutting edge through new product information and engaging articles by expert authors and columnists.