Furthermore, in the U.S. the G.I. Bill enabled record numbers of individuals to attend college and obtain, perhaps in most cases, the second college degree in their extended families. This led to an increase in education and granted higher incomes to families allowing them the resources to produce more children. (Wikipedia) Experts were divided as to the potential effects of the baby boom. During the 1950s economists frequently pointed to the growing population as a safeguard against economic stagnation.
Home Schooling Each year, homeschooling becomes more popular. “According to The Parent Survey which was published by the National Household Education Surveys Program, in the spring of 1999, approximately 850,000 students were being homeschooled (Ramirez, 2003, para. 1). In the year 2001, over one million children were being homeschooled. It is obvious, based on these statistics, that parents homeschool their children for different reasons including religious beliefs, problems with the school system, and disabilities.
“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent” (Mahatma Gandhi,Quotes: Goodreads, n.d.). Homeschooling has seen a rise in popularity in recent years. What is homeschooling exactly? Homeschooling is a type of education system that is conducted under the teachings of a professional tutor or parent outside a legally recognized school. Recently, homeschooling has increased popularity in the United States, and the percentage of children of age 5-17 who are homeschooled increased from 1.7% in 1999 to 2.9% in 2007 (National Centre for Education Statistics [NCES], 2010, Table 40).
The no child left behind act, or NCLB for short, was sighed into law by president Bush in 2002. This act was the first real attempt by the federal government to link school funding with students performance on standarized test.In fact, The amount of children diagnosed over the past two decades has nearly doubled. With school funding on the line, lack of resources, and students education at risk is no surprise that ADHD diagnosis has skyrocketed. As much as parents, teachers, and doctors would like to blame ADHD for poor test scores, it may be the act itself that needs re-evaluation. Children across the nation are being misdiagnosed with ADHD when the real disease is the lack of proper education.
They learned a new language, to read and that education was necessary to secure their future. These parents raised their children with the belief that education would open many doors for their children’s futures. The effects of education for the baby boomers was stronger than for their parents of the Great Depression generation. “Both baby boomers and their parents enjoyed a positive association between net worth and education.” (Keister 5). According to National Center for Educational Statistics the boomers have acquired more wealth by the age of 30 than their immigrant parents had acquired by that same age.
In the 1960s, homeschooling was on the rise of popularity in the groups of New Age philosophers, ex-hippies, and homesteaders. It wasn’t until 1993 that homeschooling became legal in all fifty states. Before then, many families suffered hardship from the states that enforced public school attendance (Wilhelm and Firmin
Home schooling provides a different look on today’s educational system. Although I would support that each American child should receive at least two years of public school before graduating from high school. Homeschooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of 7 to 15 percent per year, according to Vicki Bentley HSLDA Toddlers to Tweens Coordinator. There are many aspects of homeschooling that someone should consider, financial commitment, social interaction, physical exercise, the commitment parents have, and how it affects the student attending college. I personally have been on both sides of this issue.
Home-based education is the fastest growing educational segment in the nation. Between the years 1999 and 2011, the homeschool population has doubled and continues to grow at a rate of 2%-8% per year (Ray, 2014). I experienced this firsthand because I was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school. Stereotypically speaking, homeschoolers can be considered incompetently educated, socially weak, and poorly equipped for college. However, homeschooled students statistically score higher on standardized tests, have more intelligent relationships, and perform better in a college environment.
Homeschooing: An Effective Means of Education Homeschooling – the education of children under the supervision of parents instead of school teachers – has grown steadily over the past several decades (Lines 2000). Parents are becoming more involved in their children’s education and taking an active involvement. For some, homeschooling means duplicating school at home, complete with textbooks, report cards, and standardized tests. At the opposite end of the spectrum, some homeschoolers take a less structured approach, allowing their children’s interest to determine what they study, and letting them work at their own pace (Ishizuka 2000). Homeschooling has been the victim of much criticism since it originated.
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