Why should you care about home schooling? While about 82% of homeschooled children receive all of their education at home, some students take classes at local schools or eventually return to a public school full time – maybe inyour classroom.
Race of Parents Who Home School Question #1
Question #2 • More than ¾of parents who home school have had some college, a Bachelor’s or graduate degree.
Question #3 • 80% of parents who home school come from two parent homes.
Question #5 • About 15% of home schooling families are non-white.
Question #6 The two primary reasons parents choose to home school are: • Concern about the environment at school • A desire to provide religious or moral instruction.
Question #7 About 55% of home schooling families have just one parent working outside the home.
Question #8 Question #8 Michigan law mandates that home schooled children must be schooled from the ages of 6 to their 16th birthday.
Question #9 There are no requirements for how many days a home schooled child must be instructed in the state of Michigan.
Question #10 There are about 2 MILLION home schooled children in the US – almost twice as much as in 2003.
Notable Facts *Lower income families are as likely to home school their children as middle class or wealthy families. *About half of the families who home school have both parents working outside the home. *About 20% of parents who home school are single parents. *About 25% of parents who home school have not attended college. *Home schooled children tend to score higher on standardized tests than students receiving a public education.
Resources • Princiotta, D., Bielick,S., Vand Brunt, A., & Chapman, C. (2006). Homeschooling in the United States: National Center for Educational Statistics. US Department of Education. • www.NHERI.org (National Home Education Research Institute) • www.HSLDA.org (Home School Legal Defense Association)