By James Masterson
Homeschooling is one the latest trends in education nowadays,
although the concept of homeschooling originated in the 20th
century. This was during the time before public education came
into being. It is not until now that it has become a more
viable option for many families who have children who are
going to school.
Some of the famous persons that are considered to have
a homeschooled education, given the fact that they were
self-educated or had availed of the guidance of a tutor
include: Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Jane Austen to
name a few.
Which only goes to show that individuals who have not acquired
a formal education can also become successful in life.
In fact some surveys that were conducted with homeschooled
individuals show that more of these individuals are involved
their communities, and have a higher percentage rate when it
comes to voting. 58.9% of them also claim that they are very
happy with their lives, compared with 27.6% of the rest of the
population who also make this claim.
There are many career options that await homeschooled
individuals. Surveys show that the preferred occupations that
these persons are more likely to choose are: business,
programming, career in the armed forces, internships, home
But before they embark on a career most of these homeschooled
students choose to go to college first. There are a number of
colleges that accept students fresh out of homeschooling.
Many highschool students who are undergoing homeschooling
simultaneously take college courses to earn credits. These
credits count towards the credit their going to accumulate
they go to college. Homeschooled students have been known to
score high in college entrance exams.
There are some stereotypical views that have been attached to
individuals that have acquired their education through
homeschooling. Such as that these individuals tend to be
reclusive, antisocial, or extreme in their views when it comes
But slowly these views are dissipating since homeschooling is
now becoming more mainstream.
A lot of parents have become extremely dissatisfied with the
way public school systems are run. Not only do they fear for
their children's safety, but the quality of education that
their children receive some parents also find lacking.
That's why a lot of these concerned parents have made the
decision to have their children homeschooled. A decision that
now seems to be paying off.
Since the past decade the number of homeschooled students has
multiplied, now resulting in responsible adults who have
jobs and thriving careers in their chosen fields of endeavor,
proving that homeschooling provides an excellent quality of
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