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The Homeschooling Family is a Rapidly Changing Demographic ***EDIT***
by Anonymous
March 29, 2013 at 7:47 PM


The demographics of homeschooling parents are changing, writes Kathleen Berchelmann for ChildrensMD. No more is teaching children at home something only done by the religious or those whose homes are too rural to make going to a high-quality school practical. Professionals like lawyers, doctors, and even public school teachers are increasingly turning their back on the traditional in favor of teaching their children themselves.

More than 2 million children around the U.S. are homeschooled, a number that is 75% higher than it was in 1999. And the number is expected not just to grow, but to grow exponentially over the next decade — especially since the advent of free virtual public schools and quality curriculum all around the country.

Even so, the stereotypes surrounding families who choose to homeschool are so persistent that Berchelmann herself hid her own homeschooling efforts from her colleagues for over a year, afraid that she might get tarred with the same brush.

The difficulty was compounded by self-doubt. As a full-time professional, Berchelmann wasn’t at all certain that the experiment would pay off.

More in the following link.......... http://www.educationnews.org/parenting/the-homeschooling-family-is-a-rapidly-changing-demographic/


Do you home school?


EDIT:

How many of you actually read more in the link I provided?

Replies

  • harehelper
    March 29, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    So much for all the women on here complaining about under-educated homeschooling parents! LOL

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 29, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    I am not surprised. The public school system is seriously failing.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    March 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Lol.

    Quoting harehelper:

    So much for all the women on here complaining about under-educated homeschooling parents! LOL


  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    March 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Most of them, yes.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    I am not surprised. The public school system is seriously failing.


  • NiamhWitch
    March 29, 2013 at 8:13 PM
    We homeschool. :-)
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    March 29, 2013 at 8:42 PM

     How long have you been home schooling?

    Quoting NiamhWitch:

    We homeschool. :-)


  • Josie_P
    by Josie_P
    March 29, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Is it considered homeschooling if you have a tutor come to your house? Or does the parent have to be the actual one teaching?

  • Rust.n.Gears
    March 29, 2013 at 8:43 PM
    Yes for five years now.
  • Rust.n.Gears
    March 29, 2013 at 8:44 PM
    They both are homeschooling

    Quoting Josie_P:

    Is it considered homeschooling if you have a tutor come to your house? Or does the parent have to be the actual one teaching?

  • FoxFire363
    March 29, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    We are homeschooling DD, we aren't sure yet if DS will be homeschooled as well. And we certainly don't fit the stereotypical homeschooling profile. 

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