Sadly this person is taking some flak for the following:

Unless you are a certified teacher then don’t even try and homeschool your child.  It is abuse because I’m sure you, as the teacher, let your child have long breaks – start the day late and end it early.  You don’t have anyway of comparing your child with how and where they are supposed to be in the spectrum.  UGH ….I feel so sorry for home schooled children. 

Of course, flak might be deserved, but not for saying it… you know, free speech, etc.?

The reality is that this IS what people are thinking.  Yet, shouldn’t abuse be based on results?  If kids are being left behind, then that is a tradjedy!  Yet, the author is not fully applying the standard.  Just because someone is a certified teacher, why does that mean the child won’t be behind?

What if we really went by what works?

Honesty admits that homeschooling is producing a better result (on average) than public school is producing.  So, how about a fresh standard?

If  you are not educating your child(ren) at home…then send them to school!  But, if they are not learning at school, why not bring them home?

It is time to start being honest about out results and make a change!


Dr. Fred R. Lybrand


Dr. Lybrand and his wife (Jody) of 40 years homeschooled their 5 children from birth to college, where they all excelled in academics and community (University of Texas & Abilene Christian). Dr. & Mrs. Lybrand have combined degrees of 2 BA's, 2 Masters, and 1 Doctorate), Fred and Jody have stuck with their faith and their obsession with practical learning. As a result, the overall theme of "Teaching Them to Learn How to Learn" invades everything they offer. Dr. Lybrand pastored for 25 years and currently coaches, consults, and trains leaders in businesses, churches, and non-profits. Among his client list are the U.S. Air Force, CRU, Be Broken, Continental Resources, State Farm Insurance, and Pioneer Natural Resources. Of course, one of his favorite interests is helping homeschoolers excel, and he does so with the 10 Courses of The Independent Homeschooer Curriculum & directly mentoring parents who belong to the tribe. Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand Jr.

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