Home Schooling Home Schooling in the United States is on the rise. In the 1980's home schooling was a choice that parents could make with their children if they so desired. By the early 1990's about three hundred thousand children were in a home school environment. Today there are about two million students being taught at home. Children being taught at home are increasing by a rate of seven to fifteen percent every year.
Homeschooling has been the victim of much criticism since it originated. However, time has shown that children who are homeschooled are successful; people are beginning to change their views that the only effective education can be done in a classroom. Stereotypes are being broken and families that do not fit the typical homeschool persona are starting to homeschool. The public may stereotype homeschoolers as either societal dropouts or those with high religious moral convictions that want to isolate their children from society. While some do homeschool for spiritual reasons, the majority of homeschoolers today represent a range of backgrounds, motivations and family situations.
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