How to Start Homeschooling: A 10-Step Guide| National Catholic Register

It is no secret that education in the Western world is at a crisis point. Public schools have become institutional agents of a state-driven agenda to “free” children from their family cultures, as Harvard professor Elizabeth Bartholet put it during a recent panelist discussion. At the same time, they are failing to provide a basic education in literacy and mathematics. In the Catholic education world, great strides are being made by organizations such as the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education (ICLE), which recently published Renewing Catholic Schools: How to Regain a Catholic Vision in a Secular Age. But for many families, there either is no classical, affordable Catholic school option nearby or, more positively, they want to bring their children home to prioritize the domestic church, grow sibling relationships and personalize their education. If you are uncomfortable with the education your children are receiving or the social influences in their lives, and you think it might be time to pull your children out of a school system, it probably is. But homeschooling is more than a reactionary choice. Parents homeschool in order to customize their children’s education, improve their confidence, create more natural and healthy social experiences for them and exercise their freedom to raise them in the Catholic faith.

How to Start Homeschooling: A 10-Step Guide| National Catholic Register

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