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Home-schooling under assault

It is arguably the fastest growing environment in education. The U.S. Department of Education released a report in August entitled ‘1.1 Million Home-schooled Students in the United States in 2003.’

However, other estimates place the numbers somewhere between 1.7 to 2.1 million K-12 home-schooled students in the U.S. during the 2002-2003 school year. Findings consistently suggest that home-schooling has grown about 7 percent per year during the past four years.

Parents gave a wide variety of reasons for home-schooling their children. These reasons included being able to give their child a better education at home, for religious reasons, and because of a poor learning environment at school.

It seems the results of home-schooling have become a threat to the establishment. There are a growing number of officials and fanatical groups across America that have begun a mission to minimize the advertised successes of home-schooling. More alarming, however, is the growing number of stories of groups that are prepared to divide their communities over the educational issue. One such community in Michigan made a decision to suggest a possible link between home-schooling and terrorism. Read more…

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