A reader of this blog recently e-mailed me an interesting graphic. It’s a poster advocating home-schooling, and it’s worth taking a look at.
Here’s the graphic:
Created by: CollegeAtHome.com
Of course, the graphic was created with the intention of advocacy. So one should take some of its claims with a grain of salt. For instance, I’m personally not convinced that everything it says about the greatness of home-schooling is true. To be fair, I’m not an expert on the subject.
But let’s say that the graphic is true. Why would that be the case? Perhaps home-schooling requires a lot of parental time and effort. Time and effort that many poorer families don’t have. For instance, when both parents hold 8-to-6 jobs doing hard labor there’s not a lot of time for home schooling. And a child of such a family above would reasonably be expected to score lower on test scores.
In any case, it’s still very interesting to consider the subject. Home schooling is a subject this individual has too rarely thought about.