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Nearly 1.8 million US children now homeschooled

Catholic World News - September 04, 2013

The number of students in the United States who are homeschooled grew from 850,000 in 1999 to 1.77 million in 2012, according to a new report by the US Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

3.4% of US students are now homeschooled, up from 2.2% in 2003 and 2.9% in 2007.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 04, 2013 9:43 AM ET USA

    Is it any wonder? The Federal government holds the states hostage by withholding funds if they don't comply with their wishes, though education is the province of each state. Common Core threatens to entirely change what our children learn (and especially what they will not learn). It's unfortunate that most Catholic diocesan education departments are joining the bandwagon, but they're merely sycophants. There seems little choice but to homeschool today.

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