Homeschooling in the US: the future is on our side
Posted by DAVID BC TAN under: Homeschool on 21 Aug 2013.
Here’s another interesting infographic on homeschooling in the US. Thanks, Katherine Rose.
As you can see, public schooling is a recent phenomenon. Apparently it was Thomas Jefferson who argued in favour of an educational system after the American Revolution. It also appears that Martin Luther, the German reformer came up with the idea in the sixteenth century. In 1524, Luther wrote a letter “To the Councilmen of All Cities in Germany That They Establish and Maintain Christian Schools” to teach reading and writing so common folk could read the Bible in their own language.
Hmm. To think that today, people with religious convictions (among whom are Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist families) are leaving traditional public schools to homeschool in order to nurture faith!