Why Should You Homeschool?

by: Bruce Eagleson

Values-based education
One reason many people home educate is to pass on their values to their children. Even though you cannot, and probably should not, pass on all your values to your children, you certainly want to pass some of them on. Home education seems to allow you to share your values better than any other method of education.

Fellowship with your family
Many home educators report a satisfyingly high level of relationship with their children. The children also develop a closeness which is atypical in our culture. Both the children and the adults seem to enjoy each other’s company. Spending time with your children is one of the best things you can do.

Better education
In numerous studies of standardized test results the home educated child outscores those who are educated in government schools.

Custom Education
Instead of a one-size-fits-all model, home education allows for a custom curriculum for each child. Furthermore you are not constrained by the calendar. If a great opportunity to teach comes up on summer vacation you can just do it.

Again in multiple studies homeschoolers out score their government schooled counterparts in ratings of their social skills.

Homeschooling costs about 1/10 as much as the cost of government schools. Specifically, public school cost an about $6000/child/year contrasting while the average spending on homeschooling is  $500 /year/student. If all children were homeschooled, this would save taxpayers over 275 billion a year.

Many home educating parents do so because they believe that God has placed a call on them to home educate their children. Some parents would describe homeschooling as a way to disciple their children rather than just teach.

Do You Want To Know More?
Do you want to know more about home educating your children? Do you want information on what the laws are in your state? Do you want to know where you can meet other homeschooling families? Click on the “State Organizations” tab on this page. Next click on the state where you live.