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More parents turn to home schooling

The popularity of home schooling has grown in Stevens Point and Wausau over the past five years as experts and parents continue to debate its merits.

In the Stevens Point Area School District, the number of home-schooled students increased from 122 in the 1998-1999 school year to 188 in 2002-2003, while district enrollment dropped by almost 600 students.

In Wausau, the number increased from 149 home-schooled students in 1998-1999 to 203 in 2002-2003, while enrollment in the Wausau School District declined by more than 300. Home-schooling numbers in Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids have remained fairly constant, according to the state Department of Public Instruction’s Web site. Read more…

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