Homeschooling --- A Superior Education For Your ChildWritten by Joel Turtel
Home-schooling provides children with a superior education. Parents can quickly teach most kids basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic using excellent, creative, learn-to-read, or learn-math books, programs, or computer learning software. Once children become proficient readers, they can then study subjects they love in greater depth. If a child needs help on a special subject, parents can occasionally call in a tutor.
Many studies confirm that home-schooled kids learn more, learn better, and learn faster than public-school children. Christopher J. Klicka, author of "The Right Choice: Homeschooling," cites a nationwide study of more than 2,163 home-schooling families conducted in 1990 by National Home Education Research Institute:
“The study found average scores of home school students were at or above 80th percentile in all categories. This means that homeschoolers scored, on average, higher than 80 percent of students in nation. The home schooler’s national percentile mean was 84 for reading, 80 for language, 81 for math, 84 for science, and 83 for social studies."
America's Public Schools --- Deteriorating Like They Did In Ancient RomeWritten by Joel Turtel
The citizens of early Roman Republic enjoyed an education system similar to ancient Athens. It was voluntary and parents paid tutors or schools directly. There was very little government interference, so a vibrant education free market of tutors, schools, and apprenticeships developed.
One aspect of Roman society that compromised their education system was that Roman parents wanted their children to learn knowledge that only Greek teachers could provide. However, most Greeks in Rome at time were slaves.
As a result, Greek teachers could not personally or financially benefit by their work. Often their morale was low and they were subject to harsh discipline. Unlike free teachers in ancient Athens, Greek slave-teachers in Rome had little incentive to innovate or continually improve their skills. As a result, quality of education stagnated.
Also, a majority of Roman population was slaves, both from Greece and other areas Rome had conquered. Naturally, these slaves had no rights and no control over their children’s education.