Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
According to a recent Facebook poll by Homeschool-Curriculum.org, 87% of the respondents plan to vote for Mitt Romney in the upcoming election, but the reasons why are as varied as the homeschoolers themselves.
There are over 1.7 million homeschooling children in the United States. The number is growing every year. While these families have not been singled out by any particular candidate, they definitely have their opinions on the issues facing the country. They are also ready to vote for the candidate who they feel will do what is best for the country and the future of the children that they are choosing to educate in their own homes.
While the majority of homeschool families seem to agree that the candidate that they prefer to become the next President of the United States is Mitt Romney, there is no one reason for that preference.
When asked which issue is most affecting their vote, 38% said that social issues were the number one reason to vote for Romney. The economy was the next most popular response with 25% of the vote.
Other issues that were important to homeschool families when choosing a candidate included: the ability to continue to educate their children at home, unemployment, jobs, and the growing national debt. Many expressed concern that the country is going in the wrong direction on all of these issues.
As one homeschool parent commented, “We try to teach our children how to use their time, talents and money wisely. Apparently our current representatives still need to be taught these things.”
It is also interesting to note that neither religion nor foreign policy where listed as the most important issue in the upcoming election by any of the individuals who participated in the poll.
Families choose to homeschool for a variety of reasons and while the majority may agree on a Presidential candidate, the reasons they give for choosing their favorite candidate are as varied as the homeschoolers themselves. With an election as close as this one, this group of voters is eager to not only cast their ballots but also to teach their children the various issues that matter to them.
Parents who are considering joining the growing homeschooling trend can learn more about their homeschooling options by visiting http://www.homeschool-curriculum.org/homeschool-options.html for more information.