Top 100 Reasons For Homeschooling (pg 4)

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61.  1 in 4 Teen Girls Has Sexual Disease

At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group. A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls aged 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls—nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. That rate compared with 20 percent among both whites and Mexican-American teens, the study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

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62.  Choking game results in assault charges against Boone student

A sophomore at Daniel Boone High School is facing assault charges after allegedly choking two fellow students to the point of unconsciousness. The attacks reportedly happened Wednesday on a bus ride home from school. “It was around 2:45 or so in the afternoon,” said Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Rupe. “There was a load of kids on a bus coming down Rockingham Road.”

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63.  Long Island Teenagers Are Accused in Attack Plot on a School

Two Long Island teenagers have been arrested on charges of plotting a terrorist attack on a Suffolk County high school — with a “hit list” of specific students — around the ninth anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, police officials said yesterday. The plot was discovered after a handwritten journal detailing the attack was found last week outside a local McDonald’s and turned over to the authorities, the police said. The police said the journal contained “numerous terrorist threats and plans to attack” the school, Connetquot High School in Bohemia, with guns and homemade explosives on or about April 20, 2008  the ninth anniversary of the 1999 assault at Columbine, in which two students killed 13 people before taking their own lives.

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64.  Police: 7th-Grade Teacher Had Pics Of Children Having Sex On Computer

A seventh grade Seminole County teacher was arrested on Friday on 50 counts of possession of child pornography after police said he had numerous photos of children engaged in oral sex and sexual intercourse on his home computer. Robert Howard Williams, 62, of Sanford, was charged after investigators said they received several complaints about the Millennium Middle School teacher's online activity, including his MySpace account. According to a Seminole County Sheriff's Office report, a 19-year-old former student was concerned with the numerous "friends" on Williams' MySpace account who appeared to be middle-school age girls.

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65.  Earlier Entrance To College

This is a big bonus for many of my homeschooled comrades. So many public/private school students get to college with very little to show for the last four years, except possibly some advanced placement classes. They’re basically starting from scratch. There are at least ten homeschoolers that I grew up with who started college while their friends were still in high school. I became a full-time college student just after my 14th birthday. I received my Associates Degree in Telecommunications when most of my friends were getting their high school diplomas. That might sound frighteningly early or as though I was a high level prodigy but I have no doubt whatsoever that most homeschoolers are in a position to do exactly the same thing. I had an opportunity, but it was not unique to me; it’s unique to homeschooling.

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66.  Gender 

One researcher finds that homeschooling gives young people an unusual chance to ask questions such as, “Who am I?” and “What do I really want?,” and through the process of such asking and gradually answering the questions home-educated girls develop the strengths and the resistance abilities that give them an unusually strong sense of self.

Some think that boys’ energetic natures and tendency to physical expression can more easily be accommodated in home-based education. Many are concerned that a highly disproportionate number of public school special-education students are boys and that boys are 2.5 times as likely as girls in public schools to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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67.  Effective Parent and Teacher Communication

There are numerous documents that stress the importance of parent and teacher communication. Parents and the relationships that they share with their child's teacher have been researched for many years now. These studies have concluded that when a parent is actively involved with their child's education, it benefits all involved in one way or another. Communication is one of the top strategies for fostering the relationships that grow between a parent and the educators that work with their child.

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68.  ‘On The Move Parents’

Many parents, especially mothers, are now seriously considering this form of schooling for their children. Most children undergo home schooling do so because of many reasons. For example, a family whose breadwinner is always on the move may need to transfer homes on a regular basis.

Proper education will never be achieved by the children because of the disruptions of their studies every time the family needs to move away. As a result, the family may consider home schooling as a great alternative.

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69.  Learn At Your Own Pace

Children learn in their own pace. At homeschool, children can advance at any time, not waiting on others or if the kid is a slow learner or having difficulties in a certain subject area, she/he can remain to focus on that area without pressure that others are already moving on.
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70.  “Hands on Learning”

Activities which are outside the context of books are very much essential to the child’s learning process. Trips to the park, the museum, the zoo, going fishing with mom and dad can be a great time to spend an afternoon educating your child.

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71.  Reduced Mental Torture

You can save your child from the mental harassment he may face at the regular schools where bullying, mocking, humiliation is a common phenomenon. Children need an environment where they can feel free to express themselves away from the peer pressure, which may ruin his personality.

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72.  ‘Way to haven’

It is an excellent shelter where you can keep your child away from the lifestyle bad habits, which includes exposure to alcohol and drugs. it provides you an ultra protective shield to your child, which saves him from the filthy activities to which he may get attracted. As a home schooled, your anxiety about your child’s safety is ensured.

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73.  Invest Wwisely

Invest by providing your child with a home schooling environment; you can wisely invest your time as well as your money in your child’s education. You can actually show your child that learning is an exciting activity, which opens up various pores.

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74.  Consistency

In primary school education most schools change teachers each year as the kids progress through school. Sometimes this can be a good experience, but sometimes it is not. With schooling your kids at home you are the major teacher and you journey through the years and subjects with your kids. This allows you to understand your child's learning style and provide a consistent environment for you kids to learn in. Your child does not need to get to know a new teacher each year and adapt to how they teach.

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75.  See The Best Of Your Kids

One exciting part of homeschooling is that you get to see the best parts of your kids as they grow and learn. We get to see the great art works as they are produced, we have the thrill of hearing them read new words for the first time and we are there when the penny drops and they grasp a new concept or are able to solve a difficult problem. To be honest I would not give these precious experiences away to someone else and only hear about them second hand.

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76.  No Confines

After you have been homeschooling for a while you will find that school is not just about books and computer time. It is really about life and learning. For most of us, we learn all the way through our lives and at any time, not just when we are in class. While we do "school" four or five days a week, the reality is our kids are learning seven days per week. They ask questions at the shop, while watching a TV show, while digging in the garden, while looking at a cloud in the sky, or while kicking a ball at the park. Each question is a learning opportunity and chance to prepare them for their lives ahead.

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77.  Healthier Child

Children are not exposed to as many germs and stay healthier without medical intervention. This is not the case in public schools where sharing of facilities and various virus infectious outbreaks are a daily complaign.

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78.  Elimination Distraction

The elimination of the many distractions to academic learning that are inherent in a traditional classroom setting where 20 or more students are vying for the teacher's attention or are causing interruptions or disruptions.
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79.  Immediate Feedback

The ability to obtain immediate feedback from the student allowing the home school parent/instructor to quickly assess whether a concept has been understood. The parent/instructor can also immediately review or alter teaching methods and course content to reinforce a topic.. A home schooling parent also has the ability to provide more immediate positive feedback for a job well done.

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80.  Learn Through Travel

Just over a century ago, well-educated students were expected to complete their schooling with a Grand Tour of the world. While you may not have the resources for a Grand Tour, you can probably travel to nearby historic sites, visit other states, or yes, even travel around the world. By preparing wisely and choosing to travel when rates are low, you can experience different cultures and make unique memories without breaking your budget.
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