Socialization is one of those words that usually gets a reaction from someone who homeschools. Some are known to laugh and roll their eyes; others are ready with a list of weekly activities they are involved in to ensure interaction with other kids; and still others get defensive and start spewing facts and figures.
Good or bad, socialization is usually not a topic I like to debate with someone who has their kids in public school. But I’m sure I join homeschoolers everywhere in liking this Washington Times article about two studies that demonstrate socialization is not a problem.
“Both “Homeschooling Grows Up” and “Fifteen Years Later” amply demonstrate home-school graduates are active, involved, productive citizens. Home-school families are leading the way in Canadian and American education, and this new study clearly demonstrates home-school parents are on the right path.”
You can read the full article here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/13/home-schooling-socialization-not-problem/