Category Archives: Statistics

Why Homeschooling Is Growing

Homeschooling shows what’s great about American democracy, yet also where our national education system needs to improve.   Fifteen years ago, the homeschooling movement seemed small, obscure, and, frankly, a bit scary. As a group, they seemed to be running away from the “immoral” public school system, and you were as likely to find them […]

Homeschooling Up 62 Percent Over a Decade

Written by  Michael Tennant for the New American published 5/22/2015 “Homeschooling is on the rise. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s recently released Digest of Education Statistics, between 2003 and 2012, the number of homeschooled children in the United States is estimated to have grown by nearly 62 percent. Moreover, despite stereotypes to the […]

Common Core & Homeschool Increase

New data: Homeschooling rises, Common Core to blame Jeb Bush, Bill Gates and others may have tried to put their weight and stamp of approval on Common Core, but the controversial national education standard is being cited as the main reason for a spike in homeschooling. Critics are pointing to a political agenda and bizarre […]

Most parents homeschool for educational reasons

THERE are many reasons why parents choose to keep their children at home for their education. Christian Education Ministries’ Schools Department general manager Terry Harding has conducted research into reasons. He surveyed home schooling parents and found: 26% of parents make the decision for “educational reasons”. “They like the individualised approach to home education and […]

African American homeschooling on the rise, over 200,000

By Taki S. Raton Stephan Stafford in 2010 at the age of 13 had a triple major in pre-med, mathematics and computer science at Morehouse College. As reported in the March 12, 2012 Milwaukee Courier series, “Young, Gifted And Black,” scholar Stephan is the youngest student ever to be admitted to this renowned Atlanta all-boys […]

Homeschooled Nebraska senior tallies perfect SAT, ACT scores

Home-schooled Nebraska senior tallies perfect SAT, ACT scores By Joe Dejka / World-Herald bureau LINCOLN — You’ve heard of forty-niners, who struck gold in California. Now meet the Nebraska thirty-­sixers, who hit paydirt on their college entrance exams. Fifteen graduating seniors in the class of 2014 were honored Thursday for scoring a perfect 36 on […]

CT: Home Schooling Numbers and Opportunities Grow

Home schooling numbers and opportunities grow Eileen FitzGerald Published 10:42 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2014 Like other 18-year-olds, Howard Ho of New Milford has sent out his college applications and is now eager to hear back and choose the next step on his academic journey. It’s the first time in a long time that Ho […]

Bullies spur parents to home school kids

Bullying and “cattiness” spurred by social media has contributed to a surge in the number of parents deciding to teach their children at home, according to one of the State’s biggest homeschooling bodies. Latest Department of Education figures show 2192 students were registered for homeschooling last year – an increase of 303 students on the […]

Federal Government Says Homeschooling Still Growing

The latest statistics on homeschool growth are cited here. Supposedly, there are now 3.4% of the school aged population is homeschooled.

Homeschooling provides flexibility, gaining popularity in South Dakota

On this balmy, mid-November day the Nankivels are enjoying nature. It’s a school day, and while they’re learning Bellana and Eland aren’t doing so in a traditional classroom. “The beautiful thing about homeschooling is we can mix it up if we want to,” said dad and teacher Thor Nankivel. Nine-year-old Bellana and six-year-old Eland are […]