Number of Homeschoolers Increases Nationally

Published July 31, 2015

Parents choosing to home school their kids remain part of a growing movement across the country. According to a recent report in the National Catholic Register, the number of families now practicing some type of home education grew by 62 percent between 2003 and 2012. The report cites U.S. Department of Education statistics, highlighting the swell of homeschoolers as well as their reasons for seeking an alternative to traditional schools.

Parents are choosing this course of action based on a variety of motives, which also look different today from years past. Fewer today choose home schooling for religious reasons, while more feel the quality of their child’s education will be better because of home schooling as compared to traditional schooling, according to the report.

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Chris Neal ([email protected]) writes from New York, New York.

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