Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Choices In Education 2005 Progress Report...

... read it here.


Home Schooling

Home schooling is the fastest growing form of school choice. From 1994 to 2003, the number of home-schooled students tripled, from 345,000 to 1,100,000.[52] On average, home school students have higher academic achievement than students in public or private schools. Home-schooled ele­mentary school students tend to perform one grade level higher than their peers in traditional schools. By high school, they are four grade levels above the national average.[53] Nearly all home-schooled stu­dents participate in at least two extracurricular activities such as dance, sports, music, and volun­teerism. In fact, the average home school student participates in five such activities.[54]

Although home schooling is legal in all 50 states, laws vary. Some states heavily regulate home schooling. In others, there is no contact between the state and the parents.

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