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Debunking the Myths About Home Schooling

An editorial by a homeschooling advocate cites research vindicating homeschooling. But you didn’t need the research to know this if you are a homeschooler.

The myths associated with home schooling abound. However, now that home education is more than 20 years old, experience and sound research have done much to clear away these misconceptions. Researchers have verified that home schooling is an exciting and excellent option that cultivates bright, socially engaging, life- long learners.

Interest in this form of education began to increase substantially in Virginia after laws for it were established in 1984. Since 1993, the number of home-schoolers in Virginia has more than tripled. The Virginia Department of Education reports that during the 2004-05 school year, 23,252 students were home-schooled in Virginia, with many living in the Hampton Roads area. Read more…

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