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Home-Schooled Students Face Hurdles to Higher Education

University registrars in Ontario and a federation of parents who teach their children at home are beginning talks about how to admit home-schooled students to Ontario universities. There aren’t any formal guidelines for dealing with home-schooled students, and universities have trouble slotting them into the system because they are such a varied group. “It’s a …

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Fraser Institute Study on Home Schooling

Home schooling is an effective alternative to the public school system The Fraser Institute issued a press release on October 9 [2001] summarizing their study entitled, “Home Schooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream”. Here are some quotes from Claudia Hepburn, director of education policy at the Institute: In the past decade, home schooling has …

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B.C. Investigates Expansion of Cost-Saving Cyberschools

B.C.’s education ministry is reviewing a new type of education that could revolutionize the way students are taught in this province. It’s virtual-schooling, which enables students to attend cyberschools through their computers, working at their own pace, in their own homes. The cost of their education is significantly lower than in regular schools, especially in …

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U.S. Government Honours Home Education

On Tuesday, September 26, 2000 the U.S. House passed a homeschool resolution honoring home education. House Resolution 578, sponsored by Bob Schaffer from Colorado, had positive, bipartisan support. No votes were recorded, as it passed by voice vote. Congressman Goodling, Chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee spoke in favor of the measure. Indeed, all …

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A brief look at comparisons of standardized test results for home educated students and public school students.

© 1998 Mary Shaw There is an assumption in Western Society that education is necessary to a higher quality of life; it is also a general belief that education and schooling are synonymous. Society also assumes that the education provided in our public schools is the best that can be experienced. A look at the …

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