I’m not sure if this has been your experience, but I find homeschooled children are far more well-adjusted and articulate than their average public school counterpart. Despite this, we’ve have yet another article discussing the “socialization concerns” regarding a family’s choice to homeschool. Is this really the “#1″ question anymore? How about this question: why the heck would you choose public education?
Socialization happens organically when you go out in the community, and people have a perception that homeschool families spend all of their time at home, sitting at their kitchen table, filling out worksheets, and that really is not the experience of the majority of homeschool families.
And, lastly, we have an article that isn’t about homeschooling per se, but it is a topic that homeschoolers should find interesting, as many families that homeschool tend to be larger than the typical American family. The low birth rate trend seen in Europe can also happen here in America, as well as in the Christian church. Food for thought.
No more boring and black login screens! Squarespace has just released an option which allows you to customize the login screen used for password protected pages (limit one page design for all login pages).
In my opinion, this is a much-needed addition to their feature set as you can now brand your login pages with your own logo, background images and fonts. There are currently 6 basic page styles to choose from. The interface and level of control is very much like the SquarespaceCover Page option (no blocks). To access the new Lock Screen customization option, go to the Design panel and look for “Lock Screen”.
I found the infographic below earlier in the week while signing up one of my children for a couple of elective classes on Florida Virtual School . It is a concise and whimsical overview of the state of the homeschooling movement in America and it provides a few fun and interesting facts that I thought were worth sharing.
Here are a few key take-aways:
Homeschooling is the fastest growing form of education in the country.
35.9% of homeschooling parents have 4 to 6 children.
36% of homeschooling parents chose to homeschool for moral or religious reasons.
The average homeschooling family spends only about $500 per child per year vs. the average public school student cost, which is $9,963*.
99% of homeschoolers have read at least one book in the last 6 months vs. 69% of the general population.
On average, homeschoolers rank in the 87th percentile for national standardized tests.
A large majority of “grown up” homeschooled students stated that homeschooling did not limit their educational opportunities or career choices.
Interesting stuff. Enjoy!
* Yikes. I guess we know why property taxes are so high!