Home schooling’s popularity grows in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Home schooling’s popularity is growing in West Virginia, with the number of children who are taught by parents jumping more than 700 percent in a decade.

Home schooling increased from 588 children in 1991 to 4,212 in 2001, according to statistics from the state Department of Education.

‘Those are the ones we know about,” said Karen Larry, an assistant to the state Schools Superintendent. ‘Some families choose not to provide any information.” Read more…

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