State-run “… education should be mandatory
Homeschooling and private conventional
schooling should be outlawed.
Professors and other opinion-formers like Martha Albertson Fineman of Emory University are
promoting these dangerous ideas.*
On the other hand, NHERI (the National Home Education Research
Institute) and Dr. Brian Ray . . .
• Conduct research founded on solid methods and thinking that is
liberty-respecting and biblical
• Help win court cases
• Testify in state legislatures and courts on behalf of homeschoolers
• Influence public opinion through the media
• Produce basic research, facts, and statistics for all to use and benefit
• Assist providers of curriculum and other materials in understanding
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• Serve home educators at conventions
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Regardless of what homeschool critics say . . . research shows that, on average, . . .
• Home-educated students typically score 15 to 30
percentile points above government-school
students (i.e., public school) on standardized
academic achievement tests.
• Whether homeschool parents were ever certified
teachers is not related to their children’s
• Home-educated students’ achievement is just as
high in states where there is much homeschool
liberty as in states that highly control
• Children and youth in home-based education are
doing well, typically above average, on measures
of social, emotional, and psychological
* Fineman, Martha Albertson. (2009). Taking children’s interests seriously. In Martha Albertson Fineman and Karen
Worthington (Eds.), What is right for children? The competing paradigms of religion and human rights, 229-37.
Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.
National Home Education Research Institute – Salem, Oregon (503) 364-1490