ERIC Number: ED517220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-1
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Homeschooling in America a Viable Option
Terry, Bobby K.
Since prayer was banned from the public school systems in 1962 and all religious references have been censored, the American Public School System has become completely secular in nature. Children today face a great deal of peer pressure especially when bad behavior is constantly glamorized in both the media and the press. Because of the lack of quality academics and moral guidance many parents are seeking alternatives to the public school system. In light of the secular culture of public school and the high cost of private school, home schooling has become a logical viable option for many parents. Currently over 1.5 million families in America have chosen to homeschool their children. They have the ability to give individualized academic instruction and raise their children in a safe, traditional Christian environment. This research paper examines the theoretical framework, benefits, history, legal aspects, and faith based opportunities in homeschooling.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001