Why Parents Home School and its Acceptance by State Governments

Eighty-five percent of the parents surveyed indicated they home schooled out of the religious conviction that the authority and power to instruct their children should remain with them and not be given to outside authority. Another reason cited was the declining academic standards of public schools as indicated by decreasing scores on standardized tests beginning in the 1960s. Some parents objected to what was being taught on religious, moral, or philosophical grounds.


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