With homeschooling on the rise, across the nation, and the threat of Common Core destroying an already sub par public education system, Texas Governor, Greg Abbot, did something that has some scratching heads and some educrats fuming.
Homeschooling is proven, through very credible research and study, to be a much better academic avenue and realized higher success than public schools in America.
The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests. (The public school average is the 50th percentile; scores range from 1 to 99.)
- Homeschool students score above average on achievement tests regardless of their parents’ level of formal education or their family’s household income.
- Whether homeschool parents were ever certified teachers is not related to their children’s academic achievement.
- Degree of state control and regulation of homeschooling is not related to academic achievement.
- Home-educated students typically score above average on the SAT and ACT tests that colleges consider for admissions.
- Homeschool students are increasingly being actively recruited by colleges
Decades of educational unions and their educrats have not provided solutions to failing schools. So, who better to lead a state board of education than a homeschool mom?
Abbot appointed a homeschool mom, Donna Bahorich, as state education chair:
Texas Republic Radio: Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed a person to lead the State Board of Education during his time in office. But he’s now being criticized for selecting someone whose own kids have never attended a public school.
For the last two years Houston Republican Donna Bahorich served as a member of the State Board of Education. Before that she worked for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s previous state senate campaign, and she was one his top choices when asked who should succeed outgoing chair Barbara Cargil.
First order of business for Bahorich:
One of Bahorich first initiatives will be to have a roundtable discussion with textbook publishers about their vision for the future and how to possibly reduce the cost of classroom content.
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