I keep hearing moms say Homeschooling saves money, how so?Answer Question
Answer by jodi205 at 1:24 PM on Jan. 3, 2009
Answer by peaches-3 at 1:32 PM on Jan. 3, 2009
Not in my opinion. I have thought about possibly homeschooling my toddler when the time comes. I have not ruled it out but I have picked out his educational placement. I still buy educational material and I have donated some of that to his current pre primary classroom. It is so expensive. Worth it. But for us I would spend a ton more money in addition to the taxes I pay for our local school district. I don't have a problem paying for our taxes - nor do I have a problem with spending money for my son's educational needs for use at home. I don't think you have to spend a ton of money to have a proper education. It is just I personally like a lot of materials in addition to the basics. It depends on your budget and your teaching philosophy. One of the best school philosophies I like: Waldorf - totally uses nature and simplicity.
Answer by frogdawg at 1:39 PM on Jan. 3, 2009
I feel if you are a parent who has a college ed. and good with teaching you child it is not bad.
LOL! I know plenty of dummies who have a college education. I'm sorry, but going to college does not make a person smart. I personally know of a woman who majored in math and works as a substitute teacher in the public schools. She could not figure out a tricky math problem in a fifth grader's math book. I have no college education, but was able to solve the same problem. I think it's quite naive to assume that a college education is necessary to qualify someone to teach their own child. Without question, it is the parents' level of commitment to their children, not their level of education, that matters most.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Jan. 3, 2009
Answer by TXdanielly at 2:53 PM on Jan. 3, 2009
Absolutely! It saves the government the cost of educating a child for 13 years! I can't figure out why people aren't thanking homeschoolers for saving the taxpayers all that money.
I am a mom of 7 and homeschool the 5 who are old enough for school. We definitely save a lot of money on gas since I would not allow my kids to ride the bus if they went to school. Homeschooling can cost just about as much as or little as you want it to. I spend approximately $600 - $700 a year to homeschool 5 kids. It's possible to homeschool without even buying textbooks. The internet has an innumerable amount of resources which parents can use for free or very inexpensively, including daily worksheets for any subject.
Answer by Godluvzu at 3:02 PM on Jan. 3, 2009
Answer by Godluvzu at 3:03 PM on Jan. 3, 2009
Actually, it was only a word problem dealing with fractions, which required good thinking skills. It was not that complicated. My point was that a college education does not make someone "smart enough" to teach, just as not having a college education does not make someone NOT smart enough to teach. It has been clearly established by standardized testing that homeschooled children of parents without college degrees consistently perfrom substantially better than public schooled children with teachers possessing college degrees. Again, it's the level of commitment that matters more than the level of education.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on Jan. 3, 2009
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