Homeschooling increases 29 percent since 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. � The estimated number of K-12 children being homeschooled has increased by nearly 29 percent since 1999, according to a survey released Aug. 3 by the National Center for Education Statistics.
According the latest numbers, derived from data collected by the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey, about 1.1 million students were taught at home. In 1999, the first year the information was tracked that number was estimated at 850,000.
�Students are considered to be homeschooled if their parents reported them as being schooled at home instead of at a public or private school for at least part of their education and if their part-time enrollment in public or private schools did not exceed 25 hours a week,� the study brief said. Read more…