homeschoolers get more sleep

A new study out finds that homeschoolers get more sleep and researchers think that leads to many additional positive benefits.  I have posted before about the issue: schools versus sleep and Brian Ray (quote below) exactly explains it. Schools want the family to support them but it is the family that needs the support, it is the family that needs the services schools could provide far more flexibly, allowing families to make adjustments to support the emotional, physical, and social health of their children and to build lives together, something hard to do since the decline of working-class wages.

And homeschoolers do better on a nutritional level, too.
The first-of-its-kind, yearlong study of more than 2,600 U.S. adolescents, including about 500 home-taught kids, found that home-schooled students slept an average of 90 minutes more per night than students attending public or private schools.   ...
"The inflexible schedule of conventional school systems is a big reason many parents choose to teach their kids at home, says Brian Ray, president of the National Home Education Research Institute, in Salem, Ore. Ray says more than 2 million kids are home schooled in America. He says strict school schedules, including early start times, mean schools “run the family, rather than the family and kids running their lives.” http://goo.gl/52aEK




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