Homeschooling is the broad term used for describing the education of school-aged persons at home rather than in the public or private education systems. The United States is unique in that its public education system attempts to educate all children; all states mandate compulsory attendance in one form or another for individuals who are of school age. While the vast majority of students attend public schools, other opportunities, such as accredited or nonaccredited private schools (whether religiously affiliated or nonfaith based), charter schools, and home schools, offer a number of alternatives to public education. Homeschooling has seen a significant amount of growth over the past two decades, and its popularity continues to rise.

Homeschooling is a legally viable option in all states and can be ...

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