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In One State, More Children Homeschool Than Attend Private Schools.

It's the most underreported major trend in the U.S.

In North Carolina, the number of homeschoolers has now surpassed the number of students attending private schools. That statistic may seem shocking if you’ve been a stranger to the growth of the homeschooling movement, which has rapidly increased in recent decades. In 1973, there were approximately 13,000 children, ages 5 to 17, being homeschooled in the United States. But according to the National Center for Education Statistics, as of the 2011-2012 school year, that number has grown to almost 1.8 million or approximately 3.4 percent of the school age population. Other sources report numbers well over 2 million.
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1 comments:

Mack Hall, HSG said...

The parents who are teaching their children at home should include in the first lesson the simple fact that no such verb as "homeschool" obtains. Parents teach their children; they do not "homeschool" them.

Consider these examples:

"Yes, my father homeschooled me solid hunter safety."

"My mother homeschooled me how to change the oil in our garden tractor."


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