Above judgement is so typical of the Springboro union activists -- just blame the parents for "withholding" those school tax dollars stamped on that child's forehead by the greedy union masters of Springboro Education Association ...<quoted text>
I can guarantee you in 2009 there were a lot more than 8 kids being home schooled in Springboro.
The job of home schooling a child is no walk in the park. We've lived in this area for over 20 years. During this time we've met many parents both inside and outside of Springboro schools who have chosen to home school. Some of them were starting to home school in order to attempt to fix a "bad situation" at public or private school. Others were brand new parents with children entering kindergarten age.
Some of these homeschool stories have been successful, while many others haven't. The successful ones usuallly involve a parent who possess not only an ability to teach, but more importantly God-given PATIENCE.
Then there have been a number of absolute home schooling horror stories. One involved a teaching parent that quite frankly had no idea what she was getting into because she wasn't mature or patient enough to be her kids full time teacher. Another situation involved a very talented parent whose strong efforts ended up in complete ruins only because of interference by the spouse substance abuse problem.
Another local family we know was successful in graduating their children through home schooling. Their kids are well past graduation age and still can't support themselves. This is unfortunate because they are very bright, friendly people. I suspect a lot of their current problems may have something to do lack of personal growth opportunities and lack of good peer socialization because of their oppressive helicopter parents.
btw-- lots of college-educated young adults,(even those who graduated from excellent with distinction high schools),
are coming home from graduation to live with their parents, instead of starting their careers -- because there are NO jobs for these young adults and no money to pay back those "higher education" loans.