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More families opting to home school their children

WASHINGTON — Scott Butler could not stand high school. On the days he made it to class, it felt like a waste of time.

‘It was hard to pay attention,’ he said. ‘I really wasn’t learning anything — a lot of distractions.’

When he was pulled by his parents from Wilson Senior High School and his education overseen at home, the family joined the fast-growing trend of home schooling. Once considered the realm of the ideologically or religiously extreme, home schooling is becoming a mainstream option.

‘I can pace myself more, and I can learn about subjects that interest me,’ Scott said.

A leading advocate of home schooling says 1 million to 2 million children, representing 2 percent to 4 percent of all U.S. schoolchildren, are taught at home. The latest government numbers, from 1999, put the total at 850,000. But Brian Ray, president of the National Home Education Research Institute contends the federal figure is low because some home-schooled students do not report themselves. Read more…

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