Isn’t it about time? Todayshow.com is doing a week-long series on homeschooling. This is a web-only feature. Overall, the coverage looks favorable. Check it out for yourself. In the meantime, here are some interesting quotes:
Evidence suggests that home-schooling in America is a growing trend.
Home-schoolers are getting more diverse and slowly mirroring the mainstream.
The latest national numbers on home-schooling, extrapolated by government surveys conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, are from 2006-2007 and estimate that 1.5 million students are home-schooled.
The actual number of home-schoolers in America is between 1.9 and 2.5 million students, says Brian D. Ray, head of the nonprofit National Home Education Research Institute.