Since 1999, the number of children who are being homeschooled has increased by 75%. Although currently the percentage of homeschooled children is only 4% of all school children nationwide, the number of primary school kids whose parents choose to forgo traditional education is growing seven times faster than the number of kids enrolling in K-12 every year. - See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/parenti....mEK7Bjyc.dpuf
Recent studies laud homeschoolers’ academic success, noting their significantly higher ACT-Composite scores as high school students and higher grade point averages as college students. Yet surprisingly, the average expenditure for the education of a homeschooled child, per year, is $500 to $600, compared to an average expenditure of $10,000 per child, per year, for public school students. - See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/parenti....mEK7Bjyc.dpuf
The government says that 1.77 million students were homeschooled in 2012, which is an 18% increase since the last study in 2007. In fact, the number of homeschooled children has been steadily increasing each year, and is expected to continue to rise.
The most recent Federal Government study concluded that about 3.4% of the K-12 students or 1.77 million students were being homeschooled in the United States as of spring 2012. The study was performed by the National Household Education Survey Program (NHES) and the results are available on the Dept of Education Website as part of the National Centers for Educational Statistics.
Even more shocking is the test scores and college graduation rates of these home schooled kids....and if you really want to get a clear picture of how our public schools are doing, add into this the growth and performance of private schools.....anyone who spends a little time comparing what is available, and the overall results of these other options.....will conclude that the Public Schools are failing on all levels, except maybe teaching kids to be mind numbed robots for the Liberals they all serve! It really is that bad!