Fewer home-school families cite religion as their main motivation
By Katherine Burgess
When Jennifer Pedersen-Giles started to home-school her son Westen six years ago, it was because he needed a more hands-on environment than what public schools could offer. Now the eighth-grader studies writing, music, art, geometry, literature and world religions from his home in Arizona.
Religion, in other words, had nothing to do with his mother’s decision.
She’s not alone.
It was pointed out many parents are faith-driven, but it’s not the main reason they are homeschooling. Regarding family education choices, Religion News also noted concerns with increased public school testing, along with school budget shifts away from children’s learning. Oddly, that trend will likely not change in the near future. My prediction is frugal and efficient home education will continue to increase because it’s a good fit for families.