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When School is at Home

A very matter-of-fact and positive story on homeschooling. (Thanks to reader CS.)

Millions of American children do not attend formal schools. Their parents are educating them at home. Why is home schooling growing in popularity?

What kind of family makes this choice?

Many kinds. As recently as 20 years ago, most people dismissed home-schoolers as oddballs, and there were only 50,000 home-schooled kids in the entire country. �It was mainly reserved for religious zealots or the seed-and-sprout eaters,� said Diane Flynn Keith, a home-schooling mom from California. But home schooling has been pushing into the mainstream. As many as 2 million children are now being taught at home, and every year, thousands more parents yank their children out of public schools to educate them at home.” Read more…

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