Every once in a while my husband will have a student in one of his college history courses that was homeschooled. Usually they are dual enrollment students, which means they are taking college courses during their high school years for early college credit. He has always said good things about these students, which is one of the reasons we know homeschooling can be a good thing. He usually comments that the homeschooled students want to be in his class, and they want to learn.
Recently he came home to tell me about such a student named Rachel Foy. He was impressed with her academic ability and her conduct, and he told me I ought to interview her, so I did.
I found out that Rachel was homeschooled from Kindergarten through the 12th grade. Her older brother, Christopher, was homeschooled beginning in the fourth grade. Rachel said that her brother had a slight case of dyslexia, and while he was in public school, he didn’t get the extra attention he needed, which is one of the main reasons her parents decided to homeschool their children. Like many homeschoolers, they also felt it was important to instill their beliefs and values in their children without the negative peer pressure that so many young people can face today.
Shelli Bond Pabis
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