Incredibly, for the first time in modern history, more Americans favor homeschooling than those who favor public schooling. Sixty to seventy percent of Americans maintain a favorable perspective on homeschooling, but only 29% of Americans have confidence in public schools. More Republicans (74%) than Democrats (56%) or unaffliateds (62%) approve of homeschooling for children. Why such enthusiastic support? But what about the 18% of homeschooled kids who oppose homeschooling? We provide four reasons why homeschooling might turn bad.
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.