Home school kids learn socialization, 10 May 2007, Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia If not exactly mainstream, home schooling has definitely come out of the closet. First-generation home schoolers — those whose parents were in the vanguard of the home schooling movement — are beginning to turn up everywhere.
One home school alumnus, for example, is a member of the Campbell County Board of Supervisors. Another is on the faculty of William and Mary. And droves of home-schooled students can be found on the nation’s college campuses, including Virginia Tech, where a home-schooled student sadly was among the victims on April 16.
Home schooling has many benefits, including the flexible scheduling that allows me to enjoy weekly lunches with my grandchildren, so it’s no wonder more and more parents are opting to make the sacrifices necessary to home school their children. But one significant benefit to home schooling, and one of the reasons many parents make the choice, may surprise you. It’s the socialization.
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