These famous figures are breaking the homeschool stigma.
Yes, these kids are socialized. No, they're not weird.
The rumours about home-schooling moms are true: there are days where I don't get out of my pyjamas. On those days, my kids and I snuggle up on the couch with tea and a blanket and our lesson books. We leisurely read about kings and queens and islands and earthquakes and I never once give thought to putting on grown-up pants.
Most low-income parents can't buy expensive homes or afford private schools or tutors or access specialized public schools or home-school. Their children, for the most part, are stuck with their neighbourhood school. If that school doesn't meet their children's needs at some point, those needs just go unmet.
Despite the fact that homeschooling has become much more mainstream in our society, there still seems to be an underlying misunderstanding and prejudices surrounding this method of schooling in the general population. Here's some of the most common myths.
I know there are some who might use the finding that home-schooled children outperform their public school counterparts as an argument against the latter, but "the system" is apparently not the telling factor here. Nope. It's parents. Homeschooled children tend to outperform traditionally-educated kids, because their parents are more involved and the kids respond to that involvement.