About Chelsea McCracken

Dr. Chelsea McCracken is Senior Research Analyst for CRHE.

Opacity in Data Reporting: A Look at Cardus (2011, 2012)

This post summarizes our research review, which provides a critical analysis of Pennings et al. (2011, 2012). Click HERE to read a more in-depth version of the arguments presented. In 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Christian think tank Cardus published reports on their study of adult graduates of Christian private schools … Continue reading

Choosing the Data that Supports Your Agenda: A Look at Ray 2010

This post summarizes our research review, which provides a critical analysis of Ray (2010). Click HERE to read a more in-depth version of the arguments presented. In 2008, Dr. Brian Ray conducted a study on homeschoolers’ academic achievement using their scores on standardized tests. The results of the study were … Continue reading

Correcting the Record: A Look at Rudner 1999

This post summarizes our research review, which provides a critical analysis of Rudner (1999). Click HERE to read a more in-depth version of the arguments presented. In 1998, Michael Farris, the president of HSLDA, hired education researcher Lawrence M. Rudner to carry out a study on homeschoolers’ academic achievement. The … Continue reading

Homeschooling Outcomes or Sampling Problems? A Look at Ray 2003

This post summarizes our recently added research review, which provides a critical analysis of Ray (2003, 2004). Click HERE to read a more in-depth version of the arguments presented. In 2003, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) commissioned Dr. Brian Ray to conduct a study on the lifetime success … Continue reading

What about Socialization?

“What about socialization?” The question often brings up unpleasant associations for homeschoolers—being judged for their lifestyle by a teacher or a doctor; a social worker threatening to break up the family. It is such a loaded question that quite a few homeschooling resources mention socialization specifically to reassure homeschoolers that … Continue reading