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5 Ways Common Core Will Impact Home-Schoolers

By    |   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 01:03 PM

Common Core sets standards for students through each grade level with the aim of providing them with problem solving and critical thinking skills, according to proponents. The standards are for public schools, but the impact could also affect private school and home-schooled students.

Here are five ways Common Core could impact home-schoolers:

1. The new educational standards may have played a role in an increase in home schooling, according to Fox News. Proponents of the home-school movement estimate nearly 2 million kids are being educated at home.

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A rise in home schooling has occurred in New York, Virginia and California. North Carolina saw a rise in home schooling by 14 percent by late 2014, according to The Heartland Institute.

2. The federal initiative has led some officials to prepare options in case Common Core does not work out. North Carolina lawmakers established the Academic Standards Review Commission for possible alternative plans if the state later opts out of the program. Some parent groups in other states, however, say alternative plans only mimic the federal standards and would still negatively impact home-schoolers, reports Fox News.

3. Many parents are turning to home-schooling since the introduction of Common Core because they don't trust the federal bureaucracy that would only make their children's education worse, according to Glyn Wright executive director of the Eagle Forum, reports Fox News.

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4. Home-schoolers may be impacted by the expansion of statewide databases that would require all students, including those schooled at home, to participate in new college admissions standards, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association.

The guide for states to follow Common Core was set up by the National Governors Association, which determined standards for college readiness. These standards may differ from the emphasize put on individual education for home-schoolers.

5. Standardized tests have been rewritten for Common Core, which include new ideas and thoughts that don't comply with the wishes of parents who have turned to home-schooling. Critics believe the standardization across the country promotes progressive ideologies, such as alternative lifestyles and social engineering, which would put home-schooled students at a disadvantage, the Home School Legal Defense Association reports.

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