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Explosive growth outpaces research

Another Knight Ridder Newspapers story. (Recylcled from the Akron Beacon Journal) Nothing overtly negative but the facts do seem to take on an ominous tone in light of the other stories

(KRT) – Twenty years ago, while working as a researcher for the Education Commission of the States, Patricia Lines occasionally was asked about a growing trend: home education.

Her curiosity stimulated, Lines attempted to put a number on the movement. States didn’t collect data, so she used the few resources at her disposal and estimated there were 50,000 home-schooled children in the United States.

A national education magazine dismissed her estimate as inflated by “wishful thinking,” Lines recalled recently, laughing at the naivete of the statement. Read more…

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