Sunday, January 17, 2010

Homeschooling Saves States Money

I found a wonderful article today from another blogger and below are some quotes:

"...home-schoolers save the state of Nevada between $24 million and $34 million per year, decreasing schools' expenses far more than the decrease in revenues, thus creating a net gain for the school districts."

"...studies by other researchers that show the value of home-schooling in other areas: home-schoolers have higher self-esteem, fewer behavior disorders, better academic performance, and more college attendance than their peers in public and private schools."

"...students educated at home or in private schools saved North Carolina taxpayers $1.3 billion in 2006-2007. Private school students there numbered 98,000, but home-schoolers were a healthy 70,000 — about 42 percent of the students not in public school. The savings created by North Carolina home-schoolers alone totals about $546 million in a school year."


You can read the full story here.

4 comments:

  1. I had heard the crazy logic that homeschoolers cost the schools money. It never made sense to me especially since I still have to pay taxes for the sorry schools I won't be using. The truth is even if it were costing the schools money I wouldn't send my children to the overcrowded underperforming schools in my area.

    Marie-Anne

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  2. Ya I've heard that too and it is stupid lol. The school here gets $13,000 if my daughter goes to their school - that is crazy! Our tax money goes to pay for an education at public school that doesn't mount to much. Isn't it funny how in the most recent standardized tests - homeschoolers outscored public schoolers? I mean moms who have no teaching degree can bring forth these bright, smart kids!

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  3. You're right. My 11 year old niece couldn't find Europe on a map. She's being homeschooled now.

    Marie-Anne

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  4. Too funny lol. Tell you the truth, my education wasn't so good and I didn't even know Africa was a continent until Nate told me it was lol. =0

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