Home School vs. Public School

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The homeschooling phenomenon is continuing its upward spiral. In fact, “a recent report in Education News states that, since 1999, the number of children who are homeschooled has increased by 75%,” according to The College Fix.

“Though homeschooled children represent only 4% of all school-age children nationwide, the number of children whose parents choose to educate them at home rather than a traditional academic setting is growing seven times faster than the number of children enrolling in grades K-12 every year.”

There’s more. Now that the first generation of homeschoolers are becoming parents, they’re choosing to homeschool their own children.

This is hardly surprising, since the dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system has had a major influence on the popularity of homeschooling. In fact, “educational researchers are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools.”

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Deborah Lambert writes the Squeaky Chalk column for Accuracy in Academia.

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