Minnesota’s Economic Reasons To Free Up Homeschooling
Homeschoolers save tax payers billions of dollars every year because they let their children learn at home. And homeschool children test higher on required annual tests than do their government school counterparts.
So Minnesota has every reason in these hard economic times for passing the recent laws, July 1st 2011, that give more freedom to Minnesota homeschoolers. By rewarding homeschool parents with more legal freedom to homeschool, everyone wins.
Parents win because there will be less paperwork to do: Parents without degrees no longer have to submit quarterly reports to their school district. And the annual letter of intent has become simpler to fill out for current homeschoolers. And now it is legal for homeschool parents to teach their children driver’s education. And other changes to which if interested you can find at MACHE, or Minnesota Homeschooler’s Alliance.
Tax Payers win in Minnesota because for every child not sent to government school, approx. $12,000.00 to $18,000.00 will not have to be expended on that child. The amount varies from state to state, school to school, child to child, and study to study. No matter what, just for one child its a lot of money over a twelve year span. Most homeschool families have more than one child, some quite a bit more. When you think about it, its a very patriotic thing to do to homeschool by saving tax payers so much money and by doing such a good job teaching and raising their wonderful children. I know a lot of homeschoolers, and I don’t know one homeschool family that isn’t simply amazing.
Kids win because they get to learn with the people who love them the most, their families, who like to be with their kids and who are interested in what, where, how and so on in what their kids are learning. And parents and kids themselves get to mold their own learning to what works best for them, and also learn more of what they want to learn and what they are good at. Which is something institutional schools can’t possibly do.
In the first place God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
~ Mark Twain
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