Friday, January 7, 2011

Over Two Million Children Are Now Homeschooled

Ian Slatter
HSLDA

Purcellville, VA—In a new study released today the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) estimates there were over 2 million children being homeschooled in the United States in 2010. “The growth of the modern homeschool movement has been remarkable,” said Michael Smith, president of HSLDA. “Just 30 years ago there were only an estimated 20,000 homeschooled children,” he added.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2008) there were an estimated 54 million K–12 children in the U.S. in spring 2010, which means homeschoolers account for nearly 4% of the school-aged population, or 1 in 25 children.

Today, homeschoolers can be found in all walks of life and with a wide variety of curriculum options, and a proven record of academic as well as social success, homeschooling is rapidly becoming a mainstream education alternative.

The NHERI study used data from both government and private sources in order to arrive at the 2 million figure.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a 28-year-old, 85,000 member non-profit organization and the preeminent national association advocating the legal right of parents to homeschool their children.

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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least some people care that their children grow up with functioning brains.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing they still allow it. Soon it will be discovered that homeschooling breeds terrorism.

Howard T Lewis said...

There was a time that is was believed early socialization was beneficial to children and that basically, there was little to fear beyond a bully or two. These are strange times. Take back the streets, America. Send your kids to school and welcome them home unless you want them to pay for your fear and refusal to get involved WITH your local public or private school.

Anonymous said...

It Works! We did it with our children. All 7 are bilinguial (2 languages) and all did above average later when they did finish in the school system. Children need more than 8 hour baby-sitters they need CARE from serious concerned people. The Franco-American education system is a Free-Mason invention. Get a Free-mason dictionary and look for Joeseph Cremieu, an enemy of children.

Anonymous said...

If you want your kids to become good little proles, listen to what Howard says. If not, do what you feel is right for your kids future.

Den said...

It is sad that only 1.6% of American families realise that their kids are being brainwashed and conditioned to serve "the man." However, 1.6 % of the future is not enough to save us. We should act before they all turn 18. Den @ Veryantisocial . com

Anonymous said...

I count my family among those numbers and I COMPLETELY EDUCATE my children concerning the type of system we live under, historical precedence, and the use of religion as a tool of the state to gain the submission and compliance of the masses.

I teach them both sides, gives them the tools to make informed decisions, and allow them the freedom to reach their own conclusions rather than using the indoctrination method that is employed by state institutions both in public schooling and universities.

And yes anon@4:03 one day all people that have reached the same conclusion will be profiled as enemies of the state ergo 'terrorists'.

Anonymous said...

The American school system, most notably in the larger cities, has been reduced to little more than an adjunct of the public housing fiasco. Schools are now "forced" to pass students up the grade ladder to the point where an actual majority of high school graduates in some districts cannot understand simple math, cannot read past a third grade level, and many cannot even understand or use standard English. When some kind of merit system is enacted (or even allowed to evolve) in public education you will see a dramatic and almost immediate improvement in the results. That however is most unlikely to happen because of the instant screams of "racism" that most assuredly would follow. The birds of the "politically correct" establishment are coming home to roost, and we're in vehement denial. So be it, we're getting what we deserve.

Anonymous said...

Have you been in a school lately? There are more cellphones than notebooks, more drugs than snacks, more sexuality than a barroom, armed guards and metal detectors, more gang insignia than school letters. Ask some of them to recite the pledge of allegiance and you'll get "man I don't know what that shit means". They can recite every single word to hundreds of "raps" but cannot tell you the first line of America the Beautiful (the same America that gives them 90% of everything they have free of charge.) We're clearly in trouble, and those who are actually concerned see no easy way out.

Anonymous said...

The dubious observation that young people need other young people to learn how to "socialize", can be accommodated by enrolling in youth music, language, and sports, problem solved.
Is it not better to learn how to be a responsible adult by spending time with adults in their mature dealings with others, than it is learning how to cuss and be obnoxious in gov. school?

Anonymous said...

We live in Cleveland Ohio, a ghetto scool system and a ghetto city of murder, rape, theft, robbery.I will pass on my child being apart of that.If I had money I would move to the suburbs where the worst crime is a stolen bike for the most part then send her to a safe public school systyem.

Kate said...

This is great news.

Whoever came up with the ridiculous notion that socialisation only happens at schools?

Anonymous said...

We began home schooling in 1980 when it was thought strange for parent's to do it. We battled government and parent's so indoctrinated by their own up bringing they were incapable of recognizing what was happening to their own children in the government run schools. Our children are quite educated and quite social today (though they are selective with who they socialize with.) ne is an attorney and one is a successful builder. We loved our children and cared that they grown into honest thinking young men. It is past time for America to reclaim their own children and stop relinquishing them to a system that just does give a DAMNNNN wheather they make it or not.

Anonymous said...

I have friends that home school their children, those children are respectful toward others, go to church and understand life the way it should be. It is sad to know that the public school system can NOT turn out children that can do simple math, I know this when I picked up two boys from the trade school to do work, they couldn't do second grade math, I brought them back to the school and ask what kind of joke this was, to this day I never recieved an answer. Parents that home school ARE doing the right by their children. God Bless you all, Bob

Gene said...

Home Schoolong works and works well. There are excellent ways to give your children social interaction at local YMCA's and other soccer and sporting leagues.

Anonymous said...

All of our children were home schooled from first grade to high school. Besides learning the entire curriculum that used to be taught in the schools before the 1950s, they learned two foreign languages and how to play piano. When they got beyond our ability to teach them advanced calculus, chemistry or physics, we sent them to the community college for those classes. Even though they were much younger than other students, they were able to adapt and did well. Later some of them continued with two year degrees at the same community college before going on to other universities. The oldest child scored high enough on ACT test to get scholarships to any school in the U.S. One son has been through hell week twice in his attempt to be a Navy Seal and has never rung the bell. The youngest son has been doing the Navy Seal workout since he was fourteen years old and will also try to be a Seal. They are strong, intelligent, God fearing Patriots and are self reliant.

Anonymous said...

we don't need no education
we don't need no thought control
no dark sarcasm in the classroom
teacher,teacher,leave them kids alone.

Anonymous said...

Home Schooling breeds terrorist? Nonsense! Some of the greatest terrorist acts against U.S. were done by people who went to american schools. Bin Laden went to elite schools and colleges in his country and he has trained hundreds if not thousands of terrorist and Anwar Awilaki went to Colorado State University where he earned an engineering degree and he counseled the Fort hood attacker and two 9/11 attackers. To date I have not seen any reports of "homeschooled" children going to public schools and killing students. Please note I am neutral when it comes to homeschooling. I believe in the freedom to choose whatever you feel is best for your child. Mo

Anonymous said...

Millions of kids programed to hate America.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend from Holland who is in a bit of a quandary. A very religious man (likely to appear as Amish to we Amerikans), he has continued to refuse the Dutch government's demand his children get vaccinated with injections containing mercury, and to begin public skewl. Fearing further harassment, he moved his family to Belgium where it seems the problems are now worse. I'm no fan of the corrupt Syndicate-Union that has overthrown the lawful Constitutional government here, but count your many blessings that a You're-A-Peon you are not.

My kids will get home-schooled. An "A will always be an "A", and no matter the political winds, 2 + 2 will always equal 4. Inasmuch, my children will be shown the duplicitous nature of the human-farm overlay, where "Congress shall make no law..." and the obvious fact no one uses that document in "Free Speech Zones" etc.

Anonymous said...

Millions of kids who will be given a chance NOT to have to work in the service industry.

Ral said...

For interesting articles on Homeschooling page down http://www.libertarianinternational.org/apps/blog/

Anonymous said...

Diversity is death to western civilization. Integration was a disaster in social engineering. However, wonderful for the world elites who enjoy useful idiots clogs).

Anonymous said...

enoch powell was right

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CAUAC i CHUEN said...

Here in SPAIN the HOMESCHOOLING it's not LEGAL. We are a argentinean-spanish family that have to found a new place to live with our conviccions (ONENESS).
That´s the web page of our ACTION (it's in spanish):

http://lanovaconsciencia.blogspot.com

Help us if you CAN! Helping Us you are Helping Yourself!
We are ONE.

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