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  • Two Million Home Schooled, New Study Estimates

    01/11/2011 8:12:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    New American ^ | 1/11/2011 | Dave Bohon
    A new study from the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) estimates that there are over two million children currently being home schooled in the United States. The author of the study, NHERI’s president Dr. Brian D. Ray, analyzed data from both state and federal education agencies as well as private home-school groups, concluding that there are as many as 2.346 million home-schooled students across the nation. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010 there were about 54 million children between the ages of five and 17 in the U.S., meaning that nearly four percent of school-aged kids —...
  • Homeschool results in better academics AND better socialization!

    10/23/2003 7:28:38 PM PDT · by WillRain · 26 replies · 939+ views
    Home School Legal Defense Association ^ | 10-23-2003 | Brian Ray, WillRain
    In the largest study yet of homeschooling graduates, the results were startlingly (to some!) positive. In a survey of 7,300 adults who were homeschooled for the majority of their educational experience, the incidence of traits generally asociated with positive social contributions was uniformly higher than a like general population. some quotes and tables/charts: Higher education- QUOTE The end of formal homeschooling is not the end of the educational road for most homeschool graduates. Over 74% of home-educated adults ages 18–24 have taken college-level courses, compared to 46% of the general United States population (Figure 1). Note that nearly half (49%)...