January 12, 2009

Homeschoolers 'Systematically Outperform' Their Peers

"The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) commissioned several studies to compare how home-schoolers score on standardized achievement tests compared to their public and private school counterparts," Michael Smith writes in The Washington Times. "The results of those tests demonstrated that on average, home-schooled children regularly outperformed their peers."
What the test results demonstrate is that a home-school program tailored to the individual needs of the student is the best method of educating a child. ... The best home-schooled students systematically outperform the best non-home-schooled students.