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I notice quite a few homeschool parents talk about how their kids, young and teens, beg for a day off just to do their own thing. When I asked how they handle these requests, most of them said they give in some, if not completely, just to keep their kids happy.
 
Quite a few parents reported shrinking their school hours down to under two each day. That’s not a lot of time, especially when you think about all that you need to get done on a daily basis in order to reach your educational goals by the end of the year.
 
When I asked about their educational goals, only two people (out of a 95) acknowledged they had goals, but only one of them had them actually written down.
 
So I decided to be more scientific about it. I did a survey and asked how many hours parents homeschooled their kids in science. Nearly 3,000 parents answered, and here’s what I found:
 
Most people do science for less than 2 hours per week, and the top reason for not doing more is that they did not have time. (The second reason is that they didn’t feel they knew how to teach science.)
 
Steping back to look at the bigger picture… here is what I notice:
 
1. Kids are being taught that complaining and whining works
2. Kids are learning they don’t have to complete their work because there’s no accountability (no educational goals to reach at the end of the year)
3. Parents don’t have time to teach science
4. Parents don’t feel they have skills to teach science
 
When you break it down, it really does make sense why 60% of engineering freshmen drop out or change majors. And 40% don’t make it through their first year period. (According to Andrew Belasco, a researcher for college admissions, author of Kaplan Test Prep, and advisor to US Congress for College Admissions)
 
Wonder why? Andrew did a massive survey and found out that the primary reason is that they are not prepared for a rigorous engineering or science program. High level schools like MIT and CalTech have the lowest freshman drop-out rates, because applicants are already prepared for this type of program. Engineering courses require approximately four hours of outside study for every one hour in the classroom.
 
Why else do they drop out? The top reasons are that they lacked academic success, they no longer believe they could be successful in engineering, and felt that it simply wasn’t worth the amount of work they’d need to put in. Does this sound familiar to the whining you’re hearing in your living room?
 
The question is… how do you want to handle it?
 
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