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ERIC Number: ED192873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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America's Greatest Educational System.
Moore, Raymond S.
Homes should be our nation's primary education delivery system, but Americans are surrendering family education rights to vested interests and the state. Why? Social pressure, educational myths about children's achievement and sociability, and state laws that take authority over children away from parents but leave them accountable for their children's behavior are three reasons why. American parents believe the institutionalization of their children is right because that is what almost everybody is doing. There is no doubt that the academic achievement and sociability of children declines when they leave home to attend school. Somehow parents have been led to believe that teaching ability comes only with a teaching certificate. As a consequence parents have developed an overwhelming inferiority complex as teachers, when in fact even an ordinary home is a better educational nest than the best institution. Although across America, parents in several states are being charged with criminal neglect when they attempt to educate their children at home, perhaps a quarter to half a million American children are now being educated in home schools and the number is increasing rapidly. By way of conclusion, this discussion provides seven reasons for the growth in home schools and offers fifteen recommendations for effective home school programs. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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