The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has released the latest version of their report The Condition of Education. Of interest to homeschoolers like myself – who in many communities are looked upon as backward, less-educated, lower-income weirdos – is the section on homeschooling:
In 2003, there were no measurable differences in rates of homeschooling among students when considering their household income or the level of their parentsâ€™ education.
Yes, even better-educated, higher income weirdos do it. And the overall percentage of U.S. students who homeschool jumped 0.5% from 1999 to 2003 – now 2.2% of all U.S. students from Kindergarten to 12th grade are homeschooled. This is movement in the right direction… 🙂