Home Schooling Is Growing Even FasterSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 13:56
Home Schooling Is Growing Even Faster
Dec 22nd 2012 | CHICAGO | from the print edition
Three decades ago home schooling was illegal in 30 states. It was considered a fringe phenomenon, pursued by cranks, and parents who tried it were often persecuted and sometimes jailed. Today it is legal everywhere, and is probably the fastest-growing form of education in America. According to a new book, “Home Schooling in America”, by Joseph Murphy, a professor at Vanderbilt University, in 1975 10,000-15,000 children were taught at home. Today around 2m are—about the same number as attend charter schools.