Nearly 1.8 million US children now homeschooled
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.
- Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012 (NCES)
- U.S. Department of Education: Homeschooling Continues to Grow! (HSLDA)
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.