Careful Study Finds Homeschool Advantage
by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., National Home Education Research Institute (Apr. 19, 2012)
Multiple studies over 30 years have consistently found positive things associated with homeschooling.
Some critics — both of the research and of home-based education — claim, however, that almost no research tells us anything significant about the academic achievement of the home-educated.
One of the most recent studies on home education, by academics Sandra Martin-Chang, Odette Gould, and Reanne Meuse, however, supports the hypothesis that at least a certain form of home-based education causes higher academic achievement than does public schooling. Their research, titled “The Impact of Schooling on Academic Achievement: Evidence from Homeschooled and Traditionally Schooled Students,” is worth a close look.
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