Frequently Asked Questions

1. What About Socialization? Will my children grow up odd and unable to relate to others?

Answer:

Thomas Smedley prepared a master’s thesis for Radford University of Virginia on “The Socialization of Homeschool Children.” Smedley used the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales to evaluate the social maturity of home-schooled children and demographically matched public school children. The communication skills, socialization, and daily living skills were evaluated. The conclusion was that in the public school system, children are socialized horizontally, and temporarily, into conformity with their immediate peers. Home educators seek to socialize their children vertically, toward responsibility, service, and adulthood, with an eye on eternity. Gary Knowles, University of Michigan Assistant Professor of Education, released a study done at the University of Michigan which found that teaching children at home will not make them social misfits. Knowles surveyed adults who were taught at home because of ideology or geographical isolation. He found that two thirds were married, which is the norm for adults their age. None were unemployed or on welfare. He found more than three fourths felt that being taught at home had helped them to interact with people from different levels of society. He found more than 40% attended college and 15% of those had completed a graduate degree. Nearly two thirds were self-employed. He stated, “That so many of those surveyed were self-employed supports the contention that homeschooling tends to enhance a person’s self-reliance and independence.” Ninety-six percent of them said that they would want to be taught at home again. He stated, “Many mentioned a strong relationship engendered with their parents while others talked about self-directed curriculum and individualized pace that a flexible program of homeschooling permitted.”

As mentioned earlier, the greatest benefit from home school socialization is that the child can be protected from the negative socialization of the public schools associated with peer pressure, such as rebellious attitudes, immaturity, immorality, drugs, and violent behavior.

2. I’m worried about raising my children in a racially integrated society. Can home schooling help?

Answer:

The Population Reference Bureau recently released their most current statistics regarding interracial marriage. Their data is current through the year 2000 – the latest year that figures are available. In their report they say, “Recent opinion surveys show greater acceptance of interracial romantic relationships, with majorities of respondents saying that they accept interracial dating and marriage. These shifts in public opinion are remarkable, considering that anti miscegenation laws were not overturned until 1967 and that, as recently as 1990, 67 percent of whites either opposed or strongly opposed a relative marrying a black person…In a 2000 survey , 38 percent of white Americans opposed their relative marrying a black person.”

According to the PRB, intermarriage will increase. The rise in intermarriage is credited to three things. 1)the overturning of anti-miscegenation laws in 1967. 2) the large-scale immigration of people from Asia and Latin America following changes to the immigration laws in 1965 and 3) the civil rights movement which included school desegregation and affirmative action that in turn placed whites and non-whites in continual day to day interaction via school and employment.

The biggest increase in intermarriage has occurred in recent years, due to the social interaction of children of different races in the school room and subsequently the board room and then bedroom. In the year 2000 – 9 percent of married men and women below age 30 were intermarried, compared with 7 percent of those ages 30 to 44, 5 percent for those ages 45 to 59, and about 3 percent among those age 60 and older. Obviously school busing, the promotion of interracial marriages by “Christian” preachers, visible images in all types of media, and 12 (plus) years of social conditioning in the schools for each and every child has had a devastating effect on the racial integrity of white America.

The latest numbers available show the most common types of interracial couples:
Husband Wife % of Interracial couples
White Asian 14
White Multiple Race 13
Multiple Race White 12
Black White 8
White non-white Hispanic 9

3. Is it legal?

Answer:

For a legal answer to this question we will quote from Michael Farris who is the Chairman & General Legal Council for the Home School Legal Defense Association.

“Because the United States Constitution is the highest law of the land, homeschooling has always been legal in all 50 states,” says Michael Farris. “It has been a bit of a fight to get the various members of the education and social services establishment to accept that fact, but great progress has been made. Currently about two-thirds of the states have specific laws authorizing and regulating homeschooling. In the balance of the states, homeschoolers may legally operate as a small private school or provide ‘equivalent instruction.’ The details vary considerably from state to state and opinions about the law vary from district to district. What does not vary is HSLDA’s commitment to the constitutional right to teach one’s children at home.” For a summary of your state’s homeschool law or regulation, go to www.hslda.org/laws.

4. I don’t have a teaching degree. Can I really teach my child?

Answer:

Yes, research and practical experience show that it is dedication and hard work, not special training, that produce outstanding educational results in a homeschool setting. It is groups like the NEA (National Education Association) that has worked to instill fear into parents about homeschooling. They imply that they and they only are qualified to teach children. This powerful teachers’ lobby is a powerhouse in Washington D.C. and they have definite goals and agendas about how they want your children to think. They are huge supporters of the homosexual agenda and integration. They support abortion and the use of mind altering drugs for school age children (ritilin) You can teach your children and they will develop into healthy and stable adults with a better worldview.

5. How much time does it take?

Answer:

A lot less than you think. Homeschooled students don’t have to take time to change classes or travel to and from a school, so they can proceed at their own pace. In elementary years especially, parents and children often find that they may only need a few hours to accomplish their work for the day.

“Many homeschooled teens supplement their education with community college classes, taking over the direction of their education much earlier than other kids their age.”

6.What if I have several children in different grade levels?

Answer:

You’ll be surprised at the subjects that can span grade levels. Certain curricula lend themselves to multilevel teaching. You can design your program so that older children work independently in the morning while you work individually with younger children, and then while younger children take naps in the afternoon, you can have one-on-one time with older students.

7. What about my child’s special needs?

Answer:

Thousands of families are homeschooling children whose special needs range from Attention Deficit Disorder to severe multiple handicaps. Parents often find that when they bring these children home to be educated, they come out of the “deep freeze” that has kept them from making significant progress. Gone are the comparisons, labels, social pressures, and distractions that a regular classroom may bring. Parents can offer their children individualized education, flexibility, encouragement, and support, which may be ideal for children who are learning-disabled, medically sensitive, or attention-deficit.

8. What about the high school years?

Answer:

Homeschooling your child through high school offers great benefits for parents and students. Sure, there will be challenges such as more difficult subject matter. On the other hand, your high schooler requires less supervision and can take increasing charge of his own education.

9: What about a diploma, graduation, & college?

Answer:

Homeschool graduates closely parallel their public school counterparts—about two-thirds go on to post-secondary education, and one-third directly into the job market.

Homeschool students who have utilized community colleges for foreign language, lab science, or higher mathematics courses discover as an added bonus that these course credits make it easier to enroll in four-year colleges after high school graduation.

Also, the world on online distance education is growing quickly. Now, students can move right from homeschooling onto college and still remain in the safe environment of their parent’s home. This is very appealing to many who do not want their teens subjected to the anti-white and often crime ridden (though underreported) college campuses of larger cities.