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Homeschooling gaining respect

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: June 10, 2013

In short, children taught by poor parents with no professional education background often outperformed students from the highly regulated setting Wilson deemed crucial for success.

Next year, a new state law requires retention of third-graders who lag in reading. Districts are emphasizing early intervention in response. The Tulsa World editorialized (emphasis added), “The prevention, however, ought not start as late as kindergarten. It must start well before that and in the home.”

That suggests even staunch defenders of public schools no longer hold the Wilsonian view of homeschooling as a strange education phenomenon — but now consider it a prerequisite for even public school success.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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