I homeschool and my son gets the same if not better social interaction. He meets with a homeschool group during the week. He also is involved with many electives and afterschool programs.
Socialization is not the only reason to be opposed to homeschooling. I think that excuse is a bail out.
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I don't know the statics: The home-school group I belong to is: H.O.U.S.E. (I'll give a link to the state web-page). There are people from all ranges at our local group; same-sex, religious, non-religious, minorities. Several of the families we have locally are not only "minorities" but are immigrants from Nigeria, Russia, Germany, etc. When I say immigrants I mean that the whole family has recently migrated from those countries or at least he parents did and the kids were born here in the America. Yes, I could have joined different homeschool group, but I didn't want too. :) People from many types of back grounds homeschool. http://www.illinoishouse.org/
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In our homeschool group, we have Asians, Native Americans and Hispanics, Christians, Pagans and atheists. We have rich and poor families, single parent families, and the works. We haven't any African American families, but there is only 1 African American child in our public school. BTW, African American homeschoolers are growing at a faster rate than other groups. There was a wonderful interview on CBS regarding this just recently. The idea that "some" homeschoolers aren't doing a good job is a bad excuse not to homeschool. As a whole, homeschoolers go to college at a greater rate, do better on standardized tests, and do better than public school children in every facet. There is a possibility that some don't do a good job, but it's a fact that MANY schools don't do a good job. A lousy homeschooling parent hurts only her kids, a lousy school hurts hundreds, if not thousands of kids.
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