Rebecca Kochenderfer, the founder of recently gave a radio interview for a Chicago station, in which she discussed Things You Might Not Know About Homeschooling. These Things are really interesting and I’d like to share them with you–


  • Odds are, at least one of your grandchildren will be homeschooled.

· There are now more homeschoolers in this country than there are Catholic school students.

· Homeschooling is the fastest growing trend in education, growing at about 15% a year

  • “Socialization” is one of the advantages of homeschooling, not a disadvantage.

· More time to develop their talents and interests.

· The biggest disadvantage, according to a recent survey, is “financial.”

  • It takes only about 1-4 hours a day to homeschool your child.
  • There are lots of different ways to homeschool.

· Independent Study Programs, Charter Schools, Private Schools, Waldorf, Montessori, etc.

· The method with the highest burnout rate is the school-at-home approach.

  • In the future, people are going to be homeschooling their way through college!

· Umbrella Colleges, like Thomas Jefferson University in New Jersey, let students custom design their college education.

Fun!  And fun learning is forever learning.

Ann Simpson

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