Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

8/23/2016 (4 months ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Homeschooling grows by 61 percent.

Public education in America was developed during the industrial revolution. Factories needed workers who could read, write, count and obey simple instructions. Schools were organized like assembly lines to mass produce obedient workers. But education has not changed for the better with time. The outmoded system has more people looking to homeschooling as an alternative.

Homeschooling is on the rise.

Homeschooling is on the rise.

Highlights

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/23/2016 (4 months ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: Homeschooling, education, learning, outcomes, increase, rate


LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - A mass-production approach to education has predictable results. Just as there is some breakage on a factory floor, there is breakage in the educational system as well. Students often drop out, or if they graduate, they stall and contribute little to society.

As we move from a factory economy to a service economy, education has not adapted. As a result, our public school system continues to fail kids and their families.


This isn't to say that public schools are all bad. But some parents aren't taking chances. They're keeping their kids at home and schooling them themselves.

Homeschooling has experienced a 61 percent increase over the last 10 years. Over two million kids are now homeschooled.

Homeschooling has some significant benefits. Kids can receive personalized instruction, and learn as a more carefully measured pace. Public school moves whether you learned the previous lesson or not. But homeschool is much more flexible.

Students who need more time to learn something can take the time they need. Instead of the onerous requirement to learn a lesson in 50 minutes or less while distracted in an overcrowded room of teenagers, students can learn at a natural pace.

Kids get individual instruction at home, free from peer pressure and other distractions.

It's that personalized instruction that is critical to education. Even in public schools it is a known fact that kids do better if their parents are involved. In fact, the level of parental involvement is a major factor in determining a student's outcome.

Even naturally mediocre students and those with significant challenges tend to do well when their parents choose to be involved.

There is no place a parent can be more involved than in the home.

The traditional criticisms of homeschooling are without merit. Modern homeschooling curriculum include social outings with other home schooled kids, field trips and even dances.

Colleges like homeschooled kids too. Statistics prove that homeschooled kids have better chances of passing entrance exams and getting into college than their public school peers. Once enrolled in college, they tend to do better, earning better grades.

There is no greater responsibility than to raise one's children. Homeschooling ensures it is done well and rightly by the one who loves your child the most -- you.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for DECEMBER 2016
Universal:
End to Child-Soldiers: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
Evangelization: Europe: That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.



Comments


More Marriage & Family

Our Bishops Invite YOU to Make a Digital Pilgrimage: 9 Days for Life Watch

Image of

By USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

Have you made a pilgrimage lately? Maybe you've been blessed enough to take what many of us consider a traditional pilgrimage: travelling to a destination like Lourdes, Fatima, or even a special cathedral here in the United States. But a pilgrimage is about more than ... continue reading


Ask DMU: How To Make Resolutions Stick Watch

Image of

By William T. McKenna, M.S

Question: I always seem to have trouble following through with my New Year's resolutions. Why is that? And what can I do to succeed this year? Response:Every year many of us find ourselves in your shoes. From losing weight, to reading more, to cutting back on fast ... continue reading


Desperate, hopeless mother-to-be receives miracle after praying novena to St. Joseph and St. Gerard Watch

Image of Baby Ascher continues to defy the odds after his mother refused to abort him (Travis Dew/Jennifer Snowden).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Jennifer Snowden, a cast member of Bravo's reality show "Southern Charm," has opened up about her faith, her son and her refusal to give under her doctor's pressure to abort the tiniest love of her life. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - During a routine scan, ... continue reading


Amazing 7-year-old hero rescues babysitter's family from blazing inferno Watch

Image of DeShawn saved five lives that night (Facebook).

By Monique Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A 7-year-old boy woke in the middle of the night. What he did next saved give people's lives. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - DeShawn Labarriere was dropped off at his babysitter's home around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.Brittany Labarriere, DeShawn's mother, told WREG ... continue reading


Hopeless 108-year-old woman rescued by COMPLETE STRANGERS in beautiful, touching act of kindness Watch

Image of Carrie Lou Rausch was in need of help - so complete strangers came to her aid (Susan Hatfield).

By Monique Crawford (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Carrie Lou Rausch is a very grateful 108-year-old woman after her community rallied together to save her life. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - For the last three years, Rausch has been living at the nursing home Sunrise on the Scioto in Columbus, Ohio.She lived in ... continue reading


Heartbeat Protection Act 2017 will change child murder laws forever Watch

Image of Lawmakers push to put an end to abortions.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced a bill on Thursday, prohibiting abortions after a heartbeat is detected. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - King released a statement Tuesday to announce the bill, in which he explained: "Since Roe v. Wade was unconstitutionally ... continue reading


Pope Francis warns women against using abortions to save their figure Watch

Image of Pope Francis calls out women who abort to save their figure.

By Elise Harris (CNA/EWTN News)

On Wednesday Pope Francis issued strong words against worshiping idols, cautioning against the false hope that beauty, wealth and power can give, but which lead a person to trust in empty promises rather than in the Lord. Vatican City, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) - "It's ... continue reading


Saints Louis Martin and Saint Zelie Guerin honored with special project Watch

Image of Saints Louis Martin and Saint Zelie Guerin.

By (CNA/EWTN News)

A project to end the drug scourge in Uruguay has drawn inspiration from the recently canonized parents of the "Little Flower" Saint Therese of Lisieux. Montevideo, Uruguay (CNA/EWTN News) - Saint Louis Martin and Saint Zelie Guerin, whom Pope Francis canonized in ... continue reading


Baby born without eyes and an extreme cleft palate touches hearts around the world with beautiful story of faith, love and family Watch

Image of Christian continues to be an amazing inspiration to the Buchanan family.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Lacey married her high school sweetheart, Chris Buchanan, whom she met at a church in Woodbury Tennessee. Soon after their second wedding anniversary, they learned Lacey was pregnant with their first child. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - At the 18-week ultrasound, ... continue reading


Freezing newborn baby abandoned on steps of Minnesota cathedral Watch

Image of Cathedral custodian Nathan Robert Leonhardt discovered a newborn on the steps of St. Paul (Shari L. Gross).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Nathan Leonhardt was locking up St. Paul's Cathedral one cold winter night when he noticed an out-of-place plastic green laundry basket at the top of the stairs. What he found inside caused his heart to skip a beat. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Leonhardt had ... continue reading


All Marriage & Family News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14
2 There was a tent which comprised two compartments: the first, in which ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9
2 For Yahweh, the Most High, is glorious, the great king over all the ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 3:20-21
20 He went home again, and once more such a crowd collected that they ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for January 21st, 2017 Image

St. Agnes
January 21: St. Agnes of Rome was born in 291 AD and raised ... Read More