The Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE) is holding a fundraiser for a study of homeschooled students’ academic performance. I’ve often written about homeschooling on this blog, and about my own experience being homeschooled.
This study is badly needed, and CRHE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so your donations are tax deductible! As the fundraiser’s Generosity page explains:
There are an estimated two million children being homeschooled in the United States today—and researchers, policymakers, and educators have no idea how they’re doing. At a time when education is assessed and measured everywhere, homeschooled kids remain invisible: How are their math skills? Are they reading at the level of their peers? Are they going on to college? Are they getting the resources they need?
Help the Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE) complete a study that will provide the most comprehensive picture of homeschooled students’ academic performance to date. Using publicly available but never-analyzed data from Alaska and Arkansas, CRHE will compare homeschooled students’ performance with that of their peers and analyze their performance across a wide variety of subject areas and a range of demographic characteristics.
I’ve been aware of the Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE) since its founding in 2013. I am close to many of the individuals involved; several have written guest posts on Love, Joy, Feminism in the past (such as Rachel Lazerus’ recent piece on the Passover seder). This is an organization I support wholeheartedly, and research that absolutely needs to be done.
Please consider donating to this fundraiser, and sharing it on your social media!