As Popularity of Home Schooling Grows, Greater Numbers and More Diversity among Families Choosing Option

January 13, 2009

STANFORD – Home schooling is now popular among a broader and more representative group of the American public than ever before. According to recent findings from the Education Next/Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) 2008 national education survey, 45 percent of Americans report that they know a family that home schools a child–up from 40 percent in 2007–and 64 percent of public school teachers report knowing a home schooling family.

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