Home School and Public School: Is one better than the other?

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In the last 15 years, the topic of home schooling has had an increasing impact on family life. Some parents are very concerned over messages being imparted to children in public school. They feel their authority over their children is being undermined by schools on such topics as sex education, homosexuality, and other LGBTQ issues among students.

If you had spoken to me in the mid-1980s, I would have been staunchly against the idea of home schooling. But given the changes that have emerged with schools in recent years, I am totally sympathetic and understand why families make decisions to home school today. In the next few weeks I would like to address the following themes concerning home schooling and public school education.

  • What are the benefits and shortcomings to home schooling?
  • What are the benefits and shortcomings of public school?
  • Is there any long term research that addresses the impact of home schooling on youth after college?
  • Is the best plan to do a combination of both home and public schooling?

If anyone knows of any research studies that have been done on the long-term impact of home schooling, please let me know.

Christ is risen!

The blessing of the Lord be upon you,

The unworthy +Paul

2 Comments on “Home School and Public School: Is one better than the other?”

  1. As I ‘pioneer’ homeschooling mom, and now grandmother to homeschooled grandkids, I would, of course, recommend homeschooling as an option. It is not without its own pitfalls, but then, how could it not be?

    I would highly recommend looking at the research meticulously done by Dr. Brian Rey which can be found on his website, https://www.nheri.org/ (National Home Education Research Institute). Dr. Rey has been following home education for probably about 30 years. He is not Orthodox, but is a good man of faith. I met Dr. Rey several times at conferences.

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