Saturday, April 11, 2009

Washington State Senate Honors Home-Schoolers

Thursday the Washington State Senate unanimously approved a resolution introduced by State Senator Val Stevens honoring home-schoolers.

With good reason. Some of the stats:

“Studies show that homeschoolers outperform their school-based counterparts by more than 30% on the national achievement tests.”

From a survey of 7,000 adults who were home-schooled:

· 95 percent were familiar with politics and government, compared to 65 percent of public school educated adults;

· 79 percent participate in ongoing community service activities, including politics, compared to 37 percent of other adults;

· 88 percent are members of community groups, church, or professional organizations compared to 50 percent of other U.S. adults;

· 76 percent voted in a national or state election within the past 5 years, compared to 29 percent of other adults.

Hat Tip: NW Republican