The popularity of home schooling continues to rise across the U.S., and the biggest reason for home schooling is religious and moral instruction.Register also take a look at some of the reasons why people choose to homeschool here.
“Home schooling has been growing at 7% per year for the past 10 years,” said Ian Slatter, a spokesman for the Purcellville, Va.-based Home School Legal Defense Association, an 85,000-member organization that supports the legal rights of home-schooling families. “Home schooling is spread pretty evenly through all 50 states.”
According to “The Condition of Education 2009,” a report from the federal National Center for Education Statistics, 1.5 million students are home-schooled full-time in the United States. That’s an increase from 850,000 in 1999 and just over 1 million in 2003.
The report, based on interviews with parents of 11,994 students aged 5 to 17, finds a large percentage of home-schooling parents desire religious or moral instruction... Full Story
Note: Needless to say, as a homeschooling father, I believe the advantages to significantly outweigh the disadvantages.