Homeschoolers Taking Education Reform Into Their Own Hands


There is a faction of American culture that doesn’t subscribe to the idea that government schools are the be-all, end-all to educating children, and their numbers are growing.

Homeschooling is becoming more popular as an alternative to modern day institutional education. In 2003, just under 1.1 million school aged children, 5 to 17, in America, were home schooled. By 2012 that number increased by 61.4% to just under 1.8 million school aged students.

Breitbart reports:

Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that between 2003-2012, the number of American children between ages 5 to 17 who are homeschooled has risen 61.8 percent, and that the percentage homeschooled in that age range has increased from 2.2 to 3.4 percent.

According to data published on May 7 by the National Center for Education Statistics(NCES), in 2003 1,096,000 school-aged children were homeschooled in the U.S., representing 2.2 percent of the total number of students in that age range that year. In 2012, the number homeschooled was 1,773,000, or 3.4 percent of elementary and secondary school-aged children that year.

The increase in the number of children homeschooled between 2003 and 2012 is 677,000—or 61.8 percent.

As CNS News.com observes, “The 677,000 increase in homeschooled students from 2003 to 2012 is more than the populations of Memphis (653,450), Seattle (652,405), Boston (645,966) and Washington, D.C. (646,449).”

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