Homeschooling: A Growing Option in American Education

April 6, 2008

A growing number of American families are choos­ing to homeschool their children. The U.S. Depart­ment of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics reports that approximately 1.1 million chil­dren (2.2 percent of school-age children) were being educated at home as of 2003—29 percent more than the 850,000 students who were being homeschooled in 1998.[1] Another estimate projects that 2 million or more children may be homeschooling.

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