Froma Harrop is a syndicated columnist.
Summary: Because home-schooled children are isolated from the community, home schooling hides any evidence of instability and child abuse within the family. A number of high-profile cases of homeschooling parents abusing their children highlights the need for more extensive evaluation of home schooling’s effects on children. Home-schooling advocates garner support for alternative education by arguing that home-schooled children score high academically. However, these students generally come from upper-income,...
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