Friday, January 9, 2009

Homeschooling statistics

Finally! Some stats on the number of homeschooled kids in America.

"...percentage of the school-age population that was homeschooled increased from 2.2 percent in 2003 to 2.9 percent in from the 1999 NHES showed an estimated 850,000 homeschooled students in the United States—about 1.7 percent of the school-age population..."
Read it here. I won't spoil the suspense for you by declaring the actual number of kids :) I do however, strongly suspect there are even more home-educated kids in the US of A than the article proposes.

Yes...homeschooling is growing...and growing...and growing. Now why would that be, hmm...?

Oh ok, here's why:

"The three reasons selected by parents of more than two-thirds of students were concern about the school environment, to provide religious or moral instruction, and dissatisfaction with the academic instruction available at other schools..."

June 5, 2009 update: See other positive data on homeschooling here.


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