Home-schooling trend continues to grow

The Lawrence Journal-World has a report on the still growing homeschool movement. It briefly profiles some families and their reason for homeschooling.

When Alaina and Gabriel Fluke prepare for school in the morning, they don’t need lunchboxes or backpacks. And if their teacher says it’s OK, they can even go to class in pajamas.

“Every time we ask for a break, she says, �Sure thing,'” said 6-year-old Alaina.

Alaina and Gabriel, 7, are among a growing number of children who are home schooled.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 1.1 million children were home schooled in 2003 compared with about 850,000 in 1999. Read more…

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