Because of the holidays I missed this article about homeschooling in The Economist until today. The article explains that homeschooling has increased dramatically over the past thirty years. One thing I didn’t realize is that there are about as many homeschooled students now (estimated to be about 2 million) as there are students who attend charter schools.
Another interesting statistic I hadn’t heard was, ” In 2007 a report found that Muslim children were one of the fastest-growing groups; black-home schoolers are around 4% of the total and comprised 61,000 children.”
Again, if you’d like to read that article, you’ll find it here: Keep It in the Family, Homeschooling is Growing Ever Faster.
The article reminds me of a graphic made by Peter and his team that I shared here on the blog last May. It celebrates many of the positives of homeschooling. As I said back in May, I have WAY too many friends whose (brilliant, wonderful, motivated, amazing) kids attend public school to agree that mine will “dominate” or “take them down” but I do like how this graphic presents many of the statistics about the successes of homeschooling:
Created by: CollegeAtHome.com