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TIME Magazine Reports on Home-Schoolers

Jesus was home-schooled by His mother. Today, the home-school movement, spearheaded in large part by Adventist Raymond Moore in the mid-1980s, has taken hold and serves as a corrective to the social contagion of the school system.

TIME Magazine reports, "According to a new federal report, at least 850,000 students were learning at home in 1999, the most recent year studied; some experts believe the figure is actually twice that... More kids learn at home than attend all the public schools in Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dekota, Vermont and Wyoming combined..."

"The average SAT score for home schoolers in (year) 2000 was 1100, compared with 1019 for the general population... Today Harvard admissions officers attend home-schooling conferences looking for applicants, and Rice and Stanford admit home schoolers at rates equal to or higher than those for public schoolers. These schools compete for students like L.J. Decker, 17, from Katy, Texas, who scored 1560 on the SAT [1600 is a perfect score]..." -TIME Magazine, August 27, 2001.