Monday, December 21, 2020

Around 9% of children are now being homeschooled!

Reason's column on Public Schools Are Losing Their Captive Audience of Children reports that:

Homeschooling, in particular, is booming. Once regarded as a fringe choice for hippies and religious families, various approaches to DIY education pushed into the mainstream in recent decades and reached critical mass this year. An estimated 3.3 percent of children were homeschooled in 2016, up from 1.7 percent in 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That share roughly tripled this year to nine percent, in an Education Week survey. Gallup agrees, finding that 10 percent of children are now being homeschooled.

I never guessed that we'd experience a 3X jump in just a couple years.

Hat tip: Instapundit