Home schooling takes off

When Julie Layton decided to home school her two children last year, she gave up her dining room but saved thousands of dollars.

Her two children had attended a private Christian school in Fayetteville for five years.

“Although we could still afford it, we found we had to scrimp on other areas we really didn’t want to scrimp on,” said Layton.

The family is not alone. A statewide trend shows home schooling reached an all-time high in the 2008-09 school year, according to state statistics.

Across North Carolina, an additional 2,675 home schools began last year, bringing the total to 41,042. Read more…

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