Hopping on homeschool bandwagon?

Via El Paso Times

“The teachers didn’t know what to do with him,” Barnes said. “He would get bored and act up. So we pulled him out and I began home schooling him.”

The Barnes family is part of a growing national trend of parents educating their children at home. In 2007, the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics showed that 1.5 million school-aged children were home schooled — an increase from the 850,000 students learning at home in 1999.

Parents cited different reasons for their choice to home-school their children, including the desire to raise their children in a religious environment, a dissatisfaction with academic instruction at a school, or health problems. Read more…

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