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Homeschooling

Homeschooling is about parents’ right to choose the education their children will receive. In the United States, 1.5 million children-2.9 percent of the schoolage population-were homeschooled in 2007 according to an Institute of Education Sciences Issue Brief. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, the number of homeschooled children in 2010 is 2,000,000.

Homeschooling was the dominant form of education in the United States until the later part of the 19th century, when compulsory attendance laws led to increased children's attendance at public or private schools. Homeschooling gained momentum again during the 1960s. According to a 2007 Fraser Institute Policy Brief on Home Schooling, two groups of homeschooling advocates have emerged. One group is recognized for its ideological beliefs and known as the Christian ...

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