MORE PARENTS TURN TO HOMESCHOOLING
62% increase in last decade
by Victor Skinner, July 31, 2015
More parents than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, driving a movement that’s grown by 62 percent in the last decade.
The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012.
Homeschooled students now represent about 3.4 percent of the school-age population, a percentage that’s increased significantly for a variety of reasons.
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