Thursday, January 29, 2009

Heritage Foundation researcher: Protect homeschool freedom

Heritage Foundation researcher Lindsey Burke has published a new memorandum on what "may be the fastest-growing form of education in the United States" (Homeschooling Sees Dramatic Rise in Popularity).
In general, homeschooled students perform as well as -- and in some cases outperform -- their non-homeschooled peers. ...

Policymakers should protect parents' rights to homeschool their children and enact reforms that remove barriers to homeschooling.

Homeschooling families provide a valuable contribution to American education, often while incurring a significant financial burden in addition to their taxes paid toward public education. Policies should recognize the educational contribution of homeschooling and ensure that the freedom to homeschool is permanently protected and fostered.

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