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post #16 of Old 02-23-2005
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I am a teacher working on my PhD (yes I live aboard & sail) and have been doing some research on home schooling. Nearly all the research on academics and testing shows homeschoolers on the average score in the 80th to 90th percentile and above average in the SATs- As hard as it is for me to admit (being a certified, educated science teacher and all!!!)Many Many Many parents with limited schooling are able to teach their children- (especially cruising and in the Marinas)- maybe they admit what they don''t know- maybe it is more motivating for children to be independent learners..I don''t know- ask me in three years when I finish!!!
My recommendation is to go for it- I see college students far better prepared and the socialization is not an issue- There are always kids to interact with-
good luck & Aloha
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