This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
With Republicans in Power, Now is the Time to Consider Homeschooling
get behind the movement as well as considering it for their own children. In 1985-86, the first year homeschooling was
legal in North Carolina, 809 students were educated at home. This year the number of students enrolled in homeschools in the state topped 100,000 and growing. Carolina Journal
All four of my grandchildren were homeschooled. The proof they received a superior
education came when they began to apply to high schools and later to universities.
Three of them were accepted into a prestigious private school. In addition they were given scholarships covering 50% of their tuition. The fourth grandchild’s mother took him all the way through high school.
They were offered scholarships by many colleges. Three of them obtained full four year scholarships. One is now half way through graduate school with a full tuition fellowship.
The youngest who just finished high school, immediately obtained a summer job at Chick fil A.
All of them excelled in sports. They were all involved in many organizations including, University Ambassador, Yearbook Staff, Theater, French Club, The International Club and above all, the Republican Party. And they held down many paid campus jobs and were all honor students.
In a 2007 survey by the Department of Education, 88% of home-schooling parents said that their local public schools were unsafe, drug-ridden or unwholesome in some way. Some 73% complained of shoddy academic standards. And 83% said they wanted to instill religious or moral values in their children. Our grandchildren were homeschooled for all those reasons. Obviously we are proud of our children and grandchildren. The Economist