Quotes on Friday

Homeschooling Makes Smart Kids!

BrainIn a 1998 study by Dr. Lawrence Rudner of the University of Maryland, over 20,000 home-schooled students took standardized tests and completed other questionnaires.The study concluded that “in every subject and at every grade level of the [tests], home-schooled students scored significantly higher than their public and private school counterparts.” Furthermore, the study shows that home-schooled children had average scores that fell between the 82nd and the 92nd percentile in reading and reached the 85th percentile in math. By the eighth grade, the average home-schooled student is performing four grade levels above the national average.
(Dr. Isabel Lyman, Cato Commentaries)

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  1. My 11 year old has decided that he wants to finish high school early, so we are moving onto an accelerated program. He’s hoping to finish high school by 16. The study you referenced gives me lots of hope!! Thanks!

  2. Very interesting study. I am not surprised though. I am sure that homeschooling is best, but as you know, I am just not sure I can do it!

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