Can a parent homeschool successfully, even without a teaching degree?

Most homeschool parents have no teaching degree, or even any teaching experience. Many (although certainly not all) of those who do have teaching degrees often say that they have to “unlearn” everything they were taught about teaching!

So back to the original question - can a parent homeschool successfully, even without a teaching degree? Considering that homeschooled students routinely perform 30% higher than public school students in standardized achievement tests, the short answer is a resounding “YES!” Any parent of average intelligence, who cares about their children, should be able to homeschool adequately.