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Homeschooled children less likely to attend college

Homeschooled children less likely to attend college
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A recent study conducted by Harvard University found that kids that are homeschooled are less likely to strive for a postsecondary education, but are more likely to to avoid risky situations as adults.

With many students having to adapt to virtual learning environments over the course of the pandemic, parents are now considering homeschooling their children more than ever before.

According to StudyFinds.org, “When it comes to the impact of remote learning during lockdown, studies and polls have found mixed results. While some researchers find learning from home can provide youngsters with benefits over traditional classroom learning, many parents disagree. One poll reveals that American parents believe their children fell two full grades behind while learning remotely during COVID-19.”

While there are many pros and cons to consider when trying to decide where to educate your children, this study does show that most homeschooled children are less likely to try drugs, binge drink, or engage in casual sex as they get older. Whereas, 77% of homeschooled children in the study revealed that they did not strive for a college degree after graduating from high school.

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