What do you think? Is it regional?
I have personally seen perhaps around 1% not educating well, mainly daughters, and even those were doing better than the public schools in their area for reading, although most not for math. We have lived in a lot of different states and I have interacted with a lot of different homeschoolers. My kids like having homeschool friends, so in the past, we have always joined a few local co-ops and organizations to get to know people. (Now that my husband is retired and we are staying in one place longer than a year or two, they have neighborhood and activity friends and we don't currently have a local homeschool group other than my comments on the local Facebook group and an occasional activity.)
I also give out reading grade level tests to all parents I know and have found various levels of illiteracy among the neighborhood kids, ranging from 20% to 40% depending on how well the school teaches and the percent of parents able to afford tutoring. They are functionally illiterate because of sight words, 2 to 12 grade levels behind but appearing to be able to read on the surface because they have a stock of sight words that they know. I have given out thousands of grade level tests. In one neighborhood where we lived every single family but one did the test or had me give it. (I offer to give it for them if they want me to do it instead, telling them that I'm practiced and it will just take me a minute, some of the parents are functionally illiterate and this gives them an easy way to not admit that. I also give recommend various remedial materials but help parents who can't figure out how to teach on their own.)
I feel bad for anyone who is behind for whatever reason and help remediate everyone I can, I was just wondering what people thought the percentages were.
Edited by ElizabethB, 22 October 2017 - 03:37 PM.